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2005 Dodge Ram Trailer Relay Replacement

July 25, 2019 by
2005 Dodge Ram Trailer Relay Replacement

I love my truck, but I’ve put up with a problem almost since day one. The right trailer taillight doesn’t work. It isn’t a trailer problem. The pin on the factory 7 PIN RV connector is just dead. No signal… … Continue reading

Tags: diy dodge ram relay repair trailer wiring

An Ode to My Truck

July 10, 2019 by
An Ode to My Truck

Back in 2005 I bought a new truck, specifically a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 with the Cummins Diesel. Prior to that, I’d never considered myself a “truck person”. My first car (that I bought myself anyway) was a 1989 Toyota … Continue reading

Tags: camping dodge ram road trip teardrop truck

Quick, Cheap and Mobile Shop Storage

June 25, 2019 by
Quick, Cheap and Mobile Shop Storage

One of my constant shop dilemmas is storage of all the random frequently used items needed in the shop. I’m not talking about tools (well, mostly not). Instead I’m worried about fasteners, sandpaper, painting supplies and anything else I reach … Continue reading

Tags: cheap diy quick shop storage

A Yosemite Story

June 3, 2019 by
A Yosemite Story

I want to tell you a story… For an age of the earth, hundreds of thousands of years, so long in fact that evolution had time to specialize much of the biom, ice lay across the face of the earth. … Continue reading

Tags: fog half dome landscape mountains night startrail trees waterfall yosemite

Endangered Species Day & the San Diego Zoo

May 17, 2019 by
Endangered Species Day & the San Diego Zoo

Today is Endangered Species Day, and I wanted to take a minute to reflect on that via some thoughts and pictures from the San Diego Zoo and it’s sister the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. A Different Sort of Zoo … Continue reading

Tags: caracal cheetah elephant lemur lion owl rhino san diego zoo

Creativity, Social Media & Selection Bias

May 14, 2019 by
Creativity, Social Media & Selection Bias

Where do the ideas of artists come from? It’s an old question, and not surprisingly, different cultures have had different ideas about it. Our modern world loves to talk about the “AH HA!” moment where the lone genius synthesizes a … Continue reading

Tags: art creativity facebook instagram social media

To See a Cheetah Run

May 7, 2019 by
To See a Cheetah Run

Our short time in San Diego was good for many reasons, not the least of which was the San Diego Zoo and it’s sister the Safari Park. Weather permitting, the Safari Park hosts a cheetah run daily. It is something … Continue reading

Tags: cat cheetah cheetah run safari park san diego speed zoo

Reading in Print, Curators and Book Covers

March 25, 2019 by
Reading in Print, Curators and Book Covers

I read a lot. More precisely, I listen to a lot of audio books, 96 in 2018. Most were not short. Those 96 books included the first four novels of The Expanse (about 2200 pages total), all three available Stormlight … Continue reading

Tags: art book cover dragons reading robots scifi

Teardrop: Redoing the Fender Mounts

March 22, 2019 by
Teardrop: Redoing the Fender Mounts

After some issues on the road, I needed to redo the fenders on my teardrop. I started by buying two new fenders. My original design and the fenders screwed into the steel frame of the trailer underneath using steel brackets. … Continue reading

Tags: anchor fender fixing issues homebuilt rv teardrop
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