Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Upgrading Campy Synchro II to Ergopower

In 1990, I spent a year or so putting together what my wife would later refer to as my Italian mistress – a roadbike based on a Pinarello SL frame that I fell in love with and mostly Campagnolo C Record parts. (The exceptions were the brakes, which were Chorus, because I didn’t like theContinue reading “Upgrading Campy Synchro II to Ergopower”

In which I buy (North) American again

I finally bought another American car. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, it’s just that what I’ve driven over the past several years has been dictated more by circumstances than by choice. My first car was American—a 1973 Ford Pinto Squire wagon, complete with fake wood side paneling, in a color Harrison Ford’s characterContinue reading “In which I buy (North) American again”

Sony TC 530 Motor Cap Replacement

One problem I had with my TC 530 was that after about 10 minutes of running, the motor would slow down. A quick search of Google indicated that the likely culprit was the motor run capacitor. And another quick search of eBay yielded seller “tableterner”, who was selling a replacement. Hurray! I ordered said capacitorContinue reading “Sony TC 530 Motor Cap Replacement”

When is a flying lesson not a flying lesson?

I decided a few weeks ago that it was time to try another flying lesson. My instructor, Rich, had given me a syllabus during our first lesson, but my first two lessons were really “see if I can even handle being in a plane” sessions. Rich had said that for our next session, we’d coverContinue reading “When is a flying lesson not a flying lesson?”

Marionette Project

This month, my daughters and I tackled making a marionette. This is something I’ve thought about doing for a long time. Of course, there’s a bit of back-story. Early in December, I took our girls to the San Jose Dance Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts (CPA).Continue reading “Marionette Project”