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Why Battery Powered Chainsaws Rock

Why Battery Powered Chainsaws Rock
So if you haven’t figured out yet, I’m a tool guy, I like everything about tool, I like reading tool catalogs for stuff I have no need or use for. I like walking around hardware stores looking at tools (and often take my young son), and seeing whats new and on sale and what we... Read more »

Sunday is The Best Day on the Motorsports Calendar

Sunday is The Best Day on the Motorsports Calendar
This Sunday is a great day, not only is it my son’s birthday but it’s a day with not one, not two but three iconic auto races. The day starts out in picturesque Monaco with Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix. I don’t know if there is a better landscape and harder course on any surface... Read more »

The Death of Clerks Star Lisa Spoonauer

The Death of Clerks Star Lisa Spoonauer
In the same week we lose Soundgarden’s Chis Cornell, Lisa Spoonauer one of the stars of the cult movie Clerks also passes. For those of us coming of age in the mid 90’s it’s a cruel wakeup call that we aren’t in our 20’s anymore. Lisa played the iconic Caitlin Bree in 1994’s breakout hit Clerks directed... Read more »
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Black Hole Sun: The Loss of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell

Black Hole Sun: The Loss of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell
Hearing that Chris Cornell died the other day was sad, I’m a huge fan of Soundgarden and especially their 1994 hit “Black Hole Sun”, it defined my time at DePaul University and remains one of my top ten favorite songs. That psychedelic video, Cornell’s searing vocals and wailing guitar are infectious and have got me... Read more »

The Lost Art of Personal Landscaping

The Lost Art of Personal Landscaping
This past weekend I was visiting with my in laws and my father in law was cutting the grass, pretty normal right? Actually pretty rare. I walked around his upper middle class neighborhood with my son, my mom, my wife and her family to go to the park and saw no less than six professional... Read more »

Why Cornell Drive Matters

Why Cornell Drive Matters
I have been a fan of Barack Obama since 2004. I unapologetically have supported him (and though maybe didn’t like everything he did), you have to remember for many of “us” that look like him, he represented us in an office many of us never thought we see one of us. I also love the... Read more »
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The Legacy of My Grandmother: "Momma Nan"

The Legacy of My Grandmother: "Momma Nan"
On this Mother’s Day weekend I need to give credit to a woman who lead our family with strength, faith, love & devotion. My grandmother Nannie Scott, was a matriarch, she’s been gone 20 years this past February but her words still lead me. She had sayings like “Just keep on living”, when you asked... Read more »

Why I Love Buicks

Why I Love Buicks
So I mentioned last week I bought a vehicle, it’s a preowned Buick Enclave SUV, smooth riding, powerful and sweet ride but my love of Buicks is in the fiber of my being and is a life long love affair, let me explain. When I was born my father had a 1972 Buick Electra 225... Read more »

What To Do When You Buy A Car

What To Do When You Buy A Car
So I recently bought my 10th car (yeah I’m a car guy), and every purchase is different but I’ve learned a lot in buying cars (good & bad), and use those experience the next time I’m buying a car. So for this one I had used two different apps to find cars (Cars.com & Car... Read more »
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What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On
No one likes to see the check engine light come on (maybe unscrupulous mechanics do), and when it does please don’t ignore it. It could be as simple as your gas cap is loose or needs replacing or that you have serious engine issues. Many reputable shops will diagnose the check engine light for free,... Read more »
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