Author Archives: alaskan454

Diets

I’ve been overweight most of my life. I’ve also tried most of the basic dieting ideas out there. Ultimately, body weight is the result of a simple equation: calories consumed vs. calories used. There are factors that impact how many … Continue reading

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Race Day and Liberals

I’m on the way to my first race for 2019. It’s a 5K called Run for the Roses. I haven’t ran since October of last year, mostly due to foot pain. I expect to do very poorly. Ladyfriend’s sister and … Continue reading

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Car Struggles

My 2004 BMW 325xi has been sporting an intermittent Service Engine Soon light for almost two years. North Carolina law requires no active faults in order to renew one’s annual registration. Last year, the renewal was easy enough to manage, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Generators

I’ve wanted a better generator since I bought the one I have. It was purchased mid-Matthew in 2016, and was the only choice within a hundred miles. I’ve been seriously looking into upgrades since Florence and its failure to run … Continue reading

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Banks

I have no love for financial institutions, and I take every opportunity to use their promotions against them. If I need something that costs a somewhat substantial sum of money, and a lender is offering a zero percent interest for … Continue reading

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Here I Go Again

I’m embarking on yet another weight loss journey. This morning I weighed 261 pounds. Based on my height and branch of service, my maximum weight according to Uncle Sam is 160 pounds. So, my goal is 159 pounds. And I … Continue reading

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New Favorite Pen And Ink

Greetings, everyone! I would like to apologize for my scarcity of late. Simply put, life has interfered. I am alive and well, despite any rumors to the contrary.  It is no secret that I am a fan of fountain pens. … Continue reading

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