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Monthly Archives: September 2009

New Short Story: Donkeys

This morning I finished major revisions of a short story I’ve been working on for awhile. It’s called Donkeys and it’s about a young cook working at a restaurant in Boston. I would love for you to read it and tell me what you think, as I’m planning on sending it out before the end […]

Shop Test

Today we were tested on the skills required to cut, bend and crimp copper tubing, flare and swage the ends, and silver-solder joints together. At the end, our pipe projects were submitted to 200psi of nitrogen and submersed in water to check for bubbles (leaks). Yours truly got a 100. Here’s some pictures:

Circuits and Doughnuts

Today I took two pass/fail lab practicals in my Basic Electricity class. I created a “dead-short” in the series circuit with a switch but had no trouble making a parallel circuit with two bulbs on a switch and a third wired directly to the power source. Even if you know nothing about electricity, you’ll probably […]

Near Death Experience and More Thoughts on Publishing.

Greetings from the land of the living. Today I came THIS close to electrocuting myself in the pursuit of my HVAC certificate.

War? What War?

The other day while I was working in the post office, a woman came in to deliver a thick stack of postcards. I was introduced to her by a co-worker as a regular customer who often sends packages and letters to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Far as I can tell, this woman does not […]