Monthly Archives: June 2010

Can canning become mainstream again?

I was flipping through some ads from the Sunday paper today when one caught my eye. It was an ad for Ball, the canning supply maker. That’s a company you don’t see very often these days. It turns out that … Continue reading

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What if the economy gets worse?

Path Across’ Jim Ingham is asking the question: Have you given any thought as to what the economy looks like if we see a deepening of the recession due to the Gulf Oil Spill or any other event? He then … Continue reading

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The need for role-models

While this is not entirely on-topic, this essay by Rick Johnson really caught my attention and pulled on my heart strings a bit. It is well worth reading the whole thing, but here’s the bottom line: I am convincedĀ that the … Continue reading

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Self reliance is an attitude

I have been an employee in Corporate America for most of my career. I put myself through college by cleaning a department store in the mornings before school and by selling housewares in the same store at night. I got … Continue reading

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Tinkering has a proud history

Popular Mechanics ask and answers the question: is it valuable to tinker with things? But this begs the question, are the modern day DIYers’ wild projects as worthwhile as “serious” projects such as car restoration or tiling a bathroom? Should … Continue reading

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