“What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.” – Lord Melbourne
“We voted for these people. We should be allowed to taser them.” – Mike
“You guys just don’t spend enough time giving yourself cool but limited super-powers. This is the internet.” – laura w.
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine
“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods” – Albert Einstein
“They can pass a law to say anything, but reality gets to bat last.”
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.” – D.H. Lawrence
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Thomas Paine
“God doesn’t call the equipped – he equips those he calls.” – Barbara Curtis
Always remember: Law is about arguing one fact that helps your argument and ignoring the ten facts that disprove it.
“Hand-written notes in cursive writing are still the finest personal way of saying thank you. The people who send those after interviews are the ones who get the jobs.”
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Category Archives: House Stuff
Watermelon! Back when Paul bought her, she was nothing more than a tiny little seedling. He cleared out the compost bin, planted it on one side, and then just kept watering for weeks and weeks and weeks (well, actually, Rebecca’s attendant, … Continue reading
. With this room remodel, we decided to try something completely new for us – we’re putting in tin ceiling tiles. I have to admit, I’m somewhat concerned about the noise factor, but I am hoping that since the tiles … Continue reading
For many years, we were not able to use modern-day replacement windows when remodeling the house, because all of the ones on the market were made with metal rather than wood. Also, none of the shapes available remotely resembled those of windows from the … Continue reading
. Hooray! The mantle was finally completed this weekend – Paul finished all of the “last-minute” tweaks, sanded it, stained it, and put a couple of coats of shellac on both the upper and lower mantle pieces. Now they are … Continue reading
Welcome back! When we left off last weekend, Paul had just finished joining an additional strip of wood to the back of the upper mantle piece: Because of changes to the position of the right column and the addition of … Continue reading
All of the wood in this house has been original and untouched, so all of the finishes are shellac/varnish rather than modern-day polyurethane. That means that we have been able to strip the old finish off with denatured alcohol and … Continue reading