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Making decals

22 September 2016
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Making decals

One thing I’ve spent time working on with my LEGO collection is to make my own decals.  Initially the problem I had was that I wanted to do printing in white.  This causes a whole world of problems with most printers in that they do not have white ink.  If I printed on white sticker…

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Quadriceps Tendonitis

26 April 2016
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Quadriceps Tendonitis

    In early March, I started to ride outdoors in preparation for my cycling team‘s training camp in Southern Illinois.  After 2 days of outdoor riding on my road bike, which had been idle all winter, I started developing pain above my kneecap (Quadriceps Tendon).  I was a bit surprised because I had not…

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2015 Mid American Time Trial Series

19 November 2015
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2015 Mid American Time Trial Series

The 2015 Time Trial season started off in January with a series of indoor TTs. Being my first full year participating in the series, one of my goals was to complete the requisite 10 races to be considered in the standings.  I was able to compete in all 4 indoor TTs (including the storm hampered…

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City of New Orleans

23 June 2015
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At BrickWorld 2014 I came up with an idea to build the City of New Orleans train in LEGO.  The plan was to take the song and create vignettes based on different verses.  At this year’s BrickWorld I debut the layout.  Here is what I came up with: Riding on the City of New Orleans…

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Kwas and the race to save culinary history

16 February 2015
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Kwas is the Polish word for ‘acid’ and the name of a Christmas Eve soup made from sauerkraut & juice, dried mushrooms, and noodles or dumplings. My dad used to make the soup when I was a kid but I did not really like it then.  At the time I did not like any cooked…

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Going Home

3 August 2013
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Last February, I was lucky enough with the help of my job and a co-worker to visit Pakoszówka, Poland. This is the small village, with a population just over 900, in south east Poland where my great grandparents emigrated from before World War I. I believe I am the first of their descendants to make…

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City of Light

15 April 2013
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50 years ago my late father spent most of 1962 and 1963 in Paris as part of his obligation to the United Stated government (drafted into the army).  I spent about a week scanning in almost 500 slides from his time in France, which are part of a larger collection of over 1,500 images.  Here…

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