Monthly Archives: May 2011

Building a Trash Garden

My wife wanted to build a raised-bed garden as cheaply and easily as possible. She bought a load of compost, but she didn’t want to buy railroad ties, hay bales, cut granite blocks, or whatever it is that people use … Continue reading

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Failed project: foam bender

I’d like to bend sheets of foam.  I’m working up to making radio-controlled airplanes, but I’ll write more about that later. I’m pretty sure I saw a YouTube video about making a foam bender out of nichrome wire and glass … Continue reading

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LePage’s Strength

I guess Governor LePage has at least one strength. I found it in my barn.

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Norman Rockwell Meets Jerry Springer: New England-Style Democracy

Here in Kennebunk, like the rest of New England, we take our town meetings very seriously. In other parts of the country, when somebody talks about a “town hall meeting,” they mean a politician drops by to answer some questions. … Continue reading

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