Making a DIY wort chiller

I have been homebrewing beer pretty regularly for the past two years.  Like many hobbies, the number of gadgets and tools that can be added to the hobbyist’s setup are […]

We have found this recipe to be awesome, and after serving this at a Northwestern bowl game watching party, I figured I needed to post it online where I could […]

We hosted Thanksgiving this year for the first time, and as hosts we made bread, stuffing, a turkey, and a few sides.  I used a couple of interesting recipes and […]

Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday, and in 40 years it is the first time I’ll not be able to share this day with my Grandma Wright. You see, her birthday was […]

The Trailing of the Sheep

My family made an unexpected trip to Idaho for my grandmother’s funeral on October 13th this year.  My grandma was a lifetime resident of Bellevue, a small town that is […]

When I took economics in college, I was told that the marketplace is rational, that humans will find any inefficiencies and exploit them so that they will be immediately removed. […]

Home Renovation, back yard

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Home Remodel

When you undergo a home renovation that affects exterior walls, there is going to be some damage to the yard and landscaping.  In our case, our contractor had to remove […]

Home Renovation, tile

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Home Remodel

An important part of any renovation that includes a bathroom or kitchen will most likely be tile.  We are also adding a mudroom and chose to use tile as the […]