Newton’s First Law of Air Conditioning

by Josh on September 26, 2011 · 7 comments

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An air conditioner at rest will remain at rest unless it is acted upon by a careless dolt (me) who doesn’t hold onto it during removal. An air conditioner in motion will remain in motion until it is acted upon by the mass of the planet earth beneath my backyard patio. This little accident could have […]


It’s Pretty Obvious

by Josh on August 18, 2010 · 4 comments

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I’m not going to completely blame the lawyers (Hi, sweetie!) for this, but everywhere you go there are labels for the obvious.  If you buy a coffee, the cup will warn: “Contents hot!”  If you pick up a bottle of sunscreen, the label will  state it is “for external use only.” So the requirement of […]


The Mouse and The Dinner Party

by Josh on December 4, 2008 · 1 comment

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Travel two days back in time with me.  I was cleaning in the kitchen and I noticed that a small section of baseboard trim at the edge of the cabinets was loose– just held in place with friction against the underside of the cabinet toe kick.  I removed the baseboard and discovered a piece of […]

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The Rabbit and The Dryer

by Josh on July 25, 2008 · 17 comments

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Once upon a time there was a house, and in the basement of that house was a clothes dryer.  Every week the dryer worked hard, spinning its drum and burning gas to dry the laundry.  Unlike the stove and refrigerator, which always seemed to be right in the middle of any party, the dryer was […]


Ode To A Fence Tree

by Josh on October 10, 2005 · 4 comments

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You were hiding with the lilacs Hardly seen at my first glance But when I came in close I saw you Growing through my chain link fence. Your trunk is quite a marvel– It twists around a pole. It bends some of the fence links, Other links it swallows whole. For many years you spread […]