Don't– or Do?– Try This at Home

This video’s a little older yet I’ll bet modern t.p. manufacturing methods are remarkably similar. If nothing else, it’s strangely relaxing to watch. My grandma, who grew up in the Midwest during the Depression, said that the Sears Roebuck catalog was something you ordered from, read voraciously, and wiped with. Yep, it hung on a […]

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The Final Countdown

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. A.A. Milne How many bridges do you see in the above photo? This is the bridge across the Sammamish Slough in Kenmore, […]

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Water Towers of Kirkland

“That’s not a water tower,” you say. You’re right. On the north side of Highlands Park in Kirkland, Washington are five curious monuments on top of a hill. They are the footings of an old metal water tower that had been removed by the mid-1980s. X marks the spot where the legs used to stand. […]

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The Truth About Wipes

On September 9th, Dr. Oz featured the truth about “flushable” wipes on his program. Dr. Oz – Wipes Part 1 Dr. Oz – Wipes Part 2 Some of you will recall my post on this topic from last year, Those Wascally Wipes, in which I discussed how most wipes don’t break apart like toilet paper does. […]

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Happy World Toilet Day!

Thank you to intrepid WordPress blogger T.V. Raj for reminding me that November 19th is World Toilet Day. This is not a joke nor is it meant to be crude. Sanitation is a monumental issue for billions of people. See CNN’s piece on World Toilet Day and World Toilet for more information.

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