Sail Maintenance

Nirvana’s sails have seen better days. Today I pulled down the headsail so I could patch up the sailcover. I think it’s seen just a little too much UV and the threads were starting to go. I did what I could with the household Singer but couldn’t get everything finished before I broke all the […]

Ebay is still useful. I have a hand-me-down Sony Alpha that has a busted battery door. It finally stopped holding the battery in all together. I was able to find a replacement part for $39. Installed and as good as new.

Brothers, a Tale of Two Sons

We played Brothers as a family over the past few evenings. I don’t think I’ve ever been moved by a video game like this. It’s quite brilliant. You play two characters simultaneously during the game. Two brothers on a journey to find a way to heal their sick father. The controls take a little getting […]

French

I have been learning French via Duolingo and Pimsleur audio lessons. I am halfway through the fourth Pimsleur course and have been doing just about one lesson a day like they prescribe. That puts me at about 145 lessons.
 I started to watch a movie in French. It opened with some women talking to each […]