A “Car Jack” Is a device commonly used to support a car or other vehicle in order to change a tire or perform maintenance on the vehicle. There are two types of “Jacks” used to lift cars. Continue reading
Any woodworkers know that it’s essential to get the right tool for the project. However, there is a big difference between basic woodworking tools and beginner woodworking tools. What tools does a beginning woodworker need, and how should he handle them? I tried very hard to keep the list short as I want.
Mary Mertz raised her hands to her face as she watched the party of 57 sit down at the long row of tables covered with white tablecloths set perfectly with china and glasses in the middle of her family’s corn field. A broad smile spread across her face.
“It’s a dream come true,” she said. “It’s what I always envisioned. Happy people in our corn field sitting down to a wonderful meal.”
I was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, but spent many years on the east coast, specifically in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. I attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park (Go Terps!). I then worked for about ten years in Washington for various advocacy organizations.
Can the small business still afford to stay in business or even start up? This question comes up time and again as I talk with my peers, colleagues and friends these days. Many people with the entrepreneurial spirit are concerned their ideas and businesses can’t survive in today’s business climate and government-regulated atmosphere.
Poverty and hunger aren’t things we like to think about every day. I, and I imagine most other folks, prefer to think poverty and hunger are third world issues. Or big city issues. Or, at the very least, they don’t happen in my “back yard.”
The issue of poverty and hunger came up recently at a candidate forum I attended. An audience member asked school board candidates if they were aware of what our local school district does to help poor kids get enough to eat on the weekends.
Man, it was hot. But we ate well.
My family and I recently attended the annual music appreciation potluck dinner that’s sponsored by our church.
The parish provided meat and beverages. Choir members, pianists, guitarists, bell-ringers and their families brought along the rest of the food.