I found this site while looking for plans for a workbench. I can’t believe the amount of information on this site. I’m a father of 4, 3 of which are boys and this site is exactly what I need to stay…Continue
"Hello Andres, welcome to the hood (fatherhood) and congrats on the birth of your daughter. I have 4, first was a girl, next 3 boys.
John, I felt the same way for a while. With 3 sons it was less about the male/female gap and more…"
"Rite of passage update...building workbench with and for my sons. I built my first 2 weeks ago with their help. I told them I thought they were old enough (twins) to have their own workbench and they are helping with the construction.…"
"Hi all, looking for a good ground coffee for a good price (Amazon?)...any suggestions? I hear San Francisco Bay is good, I usually drink a bold coffee, Starbucks ground mostly made in my french press. Would appreciate any suggestions!"
"Thanks for the comments. I didn't have rites of passage activities growing up. They comment in the book that the rites of passage over the past few decades have been blurred. Not sure why that is, different reasons for…"
"Peter, thanks I'll take a look see if I can find a good one. I recently saw a stovetop espresso maker as well, looks a bit like the percolator in shape but much smaller. I'll look for both, since getting rid of my keurig I have…"
"I've heard nothing but good things about the Chemex coffee makers. Intelligentsia coffee here in Chicago has switched over to those for in-store brewing by the cup for customers. They even made a brewing video:https://vimeo.com/6161817"
"Any ideas for manual coffee maker as an alternative to my french press? I still like it but want to try new ways to brew. May try cold brewing or the hourglass style, or even a simple stovetop percolator. Any thoughts would be…"
I've heard nothing but good things about the Chemex coffee makers. Intelligentsia coffee here in Chicago has switched over to those for in-store brewing by the cup for customers. They even made a brewing video: https://vimeo.com/6161817
Thanks for the reply, its good having a female perspective on this. I've been with her about 5 years so I know about the 'up in arms about every little thing' issue haha.
On a serious note, I don't think her mum realised…"
[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
"It has to do with how it is used.
A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"