Monthly Archives: May 2020

(K)no(w) Justice, (K)no(w) Peace

Most of my blog posts are a stuttering, mental wreck of ideas and thoughts that crash together like a slow-motion train wreck that you just can’t stop watching for fear of missing something remotely useless. Today probably isn’t any better, … Continue reading

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Technological unemployment

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Automation should be automatic. Anything less and you’re just shifting your efforts from one place to another. It’s like a friend of mine, who married a gal with 3 kids and … Continue reading

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Mechanical Shop

Variety is what keeps one going. When the body shop is getting on my nerves, I know it’s time to break up the monotony and do some mechanical work. There never seems to be an end of things that need … Continue reading

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It still lives on!

Back in 2004, I bought a car from a (now former) friend of mine. The car was claimed to be one thing and seemed to have supporting paperwork to that claim. I ended up picking the paperwork apart and writing … Continue reading

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What is “time”?

Most would think that “time” is defined as “The measurement of natural existence from the past, to the present, and into the future“. It is expressed in terms of “years” which are counted by the number of times the earth … Continue reading

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Words have meanings

If you use the wrong words or use them in the wrong way, other people will misinterpret what you are trying to convey. Not only do the words you use convey different meanings, HOW those words are used (tone & … Continue reading

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Are you “essential”?

This pandemic has brought abut a new term to our daily language: “Essential workers”. But who exactly is an “Essential worker”? The state of California issued a long list of who they consider to be an “essential worker”, yet there … Continue reading

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MORE Body Shop Jobs

Here is part 2 of the continuing adventure that is body work…. Alan G’s ’70 GTX – had been restored many years before, but not finished. I got it running, fixed some small stuff, and painted the hood stripes back … Continue reading

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Body Shop Jobs

Doing body work was not my original specialty. I picked up most of what I know by watching “old-timers” in action. I’ve converted most of what I learned into practical experience by working on my own cars as well as … Continue reading

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My Rotisserie

In 2008, I built a car rotisserie that would fit in my (California standard) 2 car garage. I started with a US Cart Tool rotisserie kit, then I bought 70 feet of square tubing (2x2x1/4″ wall and 2.5×2.5×1/4″ wall) and … Continue reading

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