The Pencil Man

I recently read something that emphasized the value and importance of dignity in a person’s life, and the importance of sharing it often with our young people. It caused me to recall something I experienced many years ago. On Houston Street As a student going to junior college in San Antonio, I had a part-time…

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Where to Go in Costa Rica – Monteverde Cloud Forest

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, administrated by the Tropical Science Center is a non-profit reserve which marvels travelers with its diverse wildlife and natural beauty. It is undertaken of six distinct ecological zones and houses many types of birds and butterflies, mammals, insects, and thousands of species of plants. A home to the rare and…

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Painting Tips For the Exterior

The biggest problem that faces most people with painting houses is peeling, moisture is the culprit. Whether it's rain or just morning dew it'll penetrate the paint causing it to first crack which in turn results in peeling. Paint peeling is often found at the boards edges. Cracking is another problem with older homes, that…

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Installing a Solar Panel Aboard Your Boat

Following a recent five-day trip aboard our trawler where we had to frequently start up the genset to provide electricity to the 115 volt AC freezer to maintain temperatures, I began to mull over options. We put in an excess of ninety hours on the vessel generator in only five days; time for another oil…

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