Author: Steven Marx

In Praise of Harry’s Razors

Let’s get this out of the way first: I am in no way paid, sponsored or getting anything for this post. If Harry’s sees it and wants to send me some freebies I won’t complain, but I’m just writing an honest review here because I know that can be hard...

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Updated! Why Does Apple STILL Suck So Bad At Syncing & Cloud? 2017 Edition

2017 And They STILL Can’t Get the Basics Right And it isn’t just me: As for iCloud, it performs horribly on the web, often has cross-device syncing problems and even experiences datalossissues. Dan M. Apple, Inc.: A Pre-Mortem Plus my updates from last year. And I’m still having issues with Mail syncing, or...

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Eats & Emiquon & Eagles, Oh My!

This past weekend being a three day weekend, and our schedules being suspiciously empty, I had the brilliant idea that we should have a bit of family time on Sunday enjoying the tastes and sights of central Illinois in the winter. Lucky for you what follows is mostly pictures of...

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Cats, Why Did It Have To Be Cats?

Well I’ll tell you. Ever since our son turned, oh, say eleven, getting good pictures of him has been difficult (we’ll have a post of his LOVELY selfies on MY phone later). So here are some cat pictures and videos. I’m not doing this JUST so Cecile (aka Cecile, the...

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When Sparky (Our Chevy Volt) Met a Deer

Let’s just say it wasn’t good for anyone, but it was worst for the deer. It Was NOT The Most Wonderful Time of the Year So there we were, Joel and I, driving back from ballet about six weeks ago, early/mid October, 7:45 at night, just dark out, looking forward to...

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An Ode on the Potato (No Dan Quayle, No e on the end)

If you read this blog, and admittedly not many people do, you know that I like growing my own food. We grown the usuals: tomatoes, peppers, basil, beans and usually some type of squash. But a few years ago we decided to try potatoes, and it only took one year...

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The Great Bean Beetle War of 2016: A Conflict in Two Parts (So Far)

The Backstory If you’ve read many of these posts, you probably know I do some vegetable gardening, specifically organic gardening. One of the trade-offs with organic gardening is that in return for not poisoning your garden with herbicides and pesticides, you have to deal with attacks from some of the animals...

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It’s Done, It’s Done!

And in other news, after another extended absence, I’m back. but mostly … It’s Done, It’s Done! That’s right, after a year three months, our kitchen is finally, completely done. Well, except for the final bill we’re going to get, but we’ll try not to think about that now. In...

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Kitchen Update: Close But Not Quite

I know I’ve left you hanging on two things, the kitchen and the new computer. Blame my taking a vacation. Or not, I did have my laptop with me. Anyway, here’s a quick kitchen update and I’ll try and do better going forward. What Happened While I Was Away There...

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