Come to the Edge

“Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We’re afraid.” “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We will fall!” “Come to the edge.” And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. — Guillaume Apollinaire, 1880-1918 French Poet, Philosopher Every day, parents and teachers are coaxing children a little closer to the edge, until eventually they…

Popular Russian Souvenirs

The fact that Russia stands on the margins of both the east and the west has helped to shape its unique culture. Russian culture is largely shaped by its art, food, traditions, literature and of course its handicrafts. The handicrafts are known for their intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail. Such detail to attention and…

40 Something?

While in the shower (my best thoughts usually come upon me either in the shower or on the throne) a realization that I was getting old hit me. It wasn’t the gentle wake up nudge your significant-other gives you to welcome you into a new day but the massive blow of a 30 lb. sledgehammer…

Roof Repair: Don’t Wait Until After A Storm

Hurricane Irene left many people along the east coast without a home and many more facing high costs for repair and rebuilding of their homes. Before a storm people tend to focus on boarding up windows and gathering belongings, but many people neglect to check their  roof  for any weak spots. Unfortunately, many people have…

What Is Your Best Local Roof Material?

Choosing a roof material for your home can be a complex job. Although most people tend to stick to the same type of material as their old roof, many benefits could be missed by using this strategy. With so many new roof materials available in an array of colors and styles, why choose the same…

Floor Paint

Colors play an important role in a structure either an office or a house. Just as floor paint does. When choosing for floor paints, it needs to meet specific requirements to the area to be painted to make it functional. There are three types of floor paints namely epoxy, oil, and latex. If you will…

A Strange Occurrence at the Passing Sun

Rounding the corner, I tripped on my shoe lace. As I bent down on one knee I looked straight out as my hands grabbed my laces and began their dance. A blinding flash, as the sun made a quick turn off a marble surface in the distance. Which happened to make my hands slip upon…

How Snow Can Give You A Warm Feeling

I’ve lived in Colorado most of my life, so I have to admit that my approach to snow is unconventional. OK, some would call it eccentric. In fact, many have called me rubber-room-crazy, right to my face, for the way I tend to dress when it’s snowing. A few years ago I was outside my…

Advantages of Cake Containers

There are several factors when one manufactures containers; it includes the minimizing of raw materials and maximizing the visibility of the food in it. In this case, the main objective when designing a cake container with the respect of material use and visibility and keeping enough structural firmness to prevent buckling when these cake containers…

How to Set Up a Window Air Conditioner

Many people do not know how to set up a window air conditioner and therefore just allow their homes or offices to remain sweltering during the summer. Window air conditioners are great because they are the least invasive air conditioning systems to install and can very easily be turned off or removed as is needed.…

Maintenance: An Essential Value

Maintenance is a simple word with so many implications for all areas of life. Investments are made in tools, vehicles, homes and even relationships, and appropriate maintenance is needed to preserve those investments. The basic meaning of maintenance is the work involved in keeping something in proper condition. As people work to make their life…