I tried a $9 instrument to USB adaptor, and a $50 Behringer unit. $41 extra dollars didn't help my experience.
I'm half way through DJ Molle's recently released, final book in The Remaining series, Extinction. This post-zombie America adventure captures the genre perfectly!
Join a former flying tiger, his awesome dog and a Grumman G-21 Goose as he explores the south Pacific, fights Nazis, and has a broken relationship with a pretty singer/spy. This should have been my life, not a one season tv show you've never heard of!
The classic Rider Back deck, recyclable with organic finish and inks!
I have a fairly large and ever growing collection of kites. This is the easiest to fly, never fail to have a good time, anyone can fly it kite you've been looking for.
The EO Atom is a great first airship for a kid, or someone who just wants to fly a simple, neat looking kite in most wind conditions. The Atom pops open, assembled. You can get it in the air with a very slight breeze, there is no running, dragging the kite along.
A child can hold on to this kite with ease. Light tugs on the single line will cause it to tumble and roll, giving you a playful object to goof around with in the sky, rather than a giant replica Hawker Hurricane that requires a flight crew to get aloft. The Atom is also tiny and easy to just leave in a car or backpack, so you have it handy if you want it.
Prism EO Atom Box Kite via Amazon
Nothing makes me happier than friends coming over to sit on the deck and play chess.
I wanted to play like Dick Dale. These books help me pretend. They are quite good.
In Matthew Mather's new novel, Nomad, an anomaly 100 times more dense than the sun is headed directly for the Earth. There is nothing we can do, no where to hide, humanity grasps at straws at the end draws near.
Getting grime out of tight places on my bikes can be a real pain. This microfiber line lets me clean, and shine, even the toughest spots!
Combining useful physics lessons, building cool machines, and LEGO is always win in my household. This book has my daughter back to building!
LEGO Chain Reactions: Design and build amazing moving machines arrived as a gift the other day. This very clever book easily walks you through building Chain Reactions, simple LEGO machines that are designed to modularly fit together, they can function individually or as a unit. There are 10 models that you can build and link together.
In addition to each module being a interesting mechanical construct, the book explains the physics that allow the "chain reactions" to occur in a way my 8-year-old gets it. There is also a useful progression through the book in a "Now that you've built an onager, meet the trebuchet!" sort of way that I found helpful and entertaining.
At first I was worried that our vast tub of LEGO would not have the right pieces. If you have 2-3 sets worth of LEGO detritus, you should be fine and able to build everything here. The included pieces are all specialized, but if you follow the books instructions, and don't care about color matching, you'll get there.
IF you want to build some fun RubE Goldberg machines with your kid, LEGO Chain Reactions is a great book.
If you are bald, awesome, and need a hat, I heartily recommend the San Francisco Hat Company.
I have several of their lovely fedoras. They are well made, fit well, re-block easily, and have lasted me years.
Don't let others tell you what to wear.
"Cock your hat - angles are attitudes." -- Frank Sinatra