Geothermal Slinky Loop Construction

Slinky loops are used in horizontal closed loop system. The name “slinky loops” comes from the shape that is created when the tubing is tied into concentric coils. The purpose of this procedure is to make the long lengths of pipe more manageable during installation and to be able to construct a consistent heat exchanger…

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Firecracker Lobster Cooked on the Grill

Though I certainly can’t always afford it, good seafood is one of my favorite things to eat. I’m not big on places like that Long John place that fries everything they serve. But if someone doesn’t mind treating me to dinner, I’m always ordering scallops or shrimp. I’ll get lobster too if it’s done a…

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Popular Lionel Model Train Sets From 1946

In 1946 Lionel produced an array of outfits similar to those in their prewar catalogs. Among these offerings were 23 sets. This broad spectrum of sets allowed Lionel to offer outfits at several prices, with the least expensive outfit retailing for only $24.95, while the deluxe outfit was $85.00. 1946 was the debut year of…

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Colostrum For Asthma and Sinus Issues

Colostrum for Asthma and Sinus problems Asthma is a disorder of the respiratory system in which the passages that enable air to pass into and out of the lungs narrow, causing wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath due to a restriction of air intake. More than 17 million Americans suffer from asthma and it occurs…

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My Favorite Narcissist

In your lifetime you may have the misfortune of encountering a true narcissist. It is an experience you’ll never forget, that’s for sure! When I say ‘narcissist’ I don’t mean the type of person you usually think of; Hollywood actors, rock singers, newscasters or politicians and, of course, the ‘reality’ stars like the Kardashians. They…

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Hookless Shower Curtains

A hookless shower curtain is simply that – a shower curtain without hooks! Traditionally shower curtains have small holes in them for adding hooks or rings which can be attached to a rod or rail across the shower or bath. Hookless curtains have much larger holes, grommets or eyelets allowing for a rod to be…

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A Small Dark Galaxy Hides In Space

Silently, secretly, and swathed in a strange, exotic material woven of an invisible form of mysterious matter, it lurks in intergalactic space, bereft of starlight. It is a small dark galaxy that haunts the halo of a much larger, star-blasted galaxy nearly 4 billion light-years away. A dark galaxy is one that hosts no, or…

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The Power Of Apology

“A few things are more powerful than common sense, wisdom and the strength to admit when you’ve made a mistake and to set things right”. – Dr. Spencer Johnson, MD Whether we have mistreated others or have been wronged by others, it is human nature to cry out for restitution. All human relationships will at…

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