Tame Bear on June 26th, 2012

The planet Pluto was “demoted” nearly six years ago to “dwarf planet 134340 Pluto”, and quite frankly it still rankles The Bear that we no longer have a planet “Pluto” anywhere in our solar system. Look at that meteor-scarred globe; it’s only about 1/3 the size of our own moon, but check out how solid […]

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Tame Bear on September 27th, 2011

Today Treesh and I traded in our vacation emergency car (the 2000 Chevy Suburban with it’s on-demand four-wheel drive, V8 engine, 3 passenger seats and all that cargo space) for a sporty little Smart Car. Think small – it’s more our style. Here is a picture of the two cars side-by-side… That’s the maroon-colored Suburban […]

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Tame Bear on September 23rd, 2011

A funny thing happened on our way to Burning Man… Brigid, our 17-year-old Chevy S10 pickup, suffered catastrophic engine failure while going 75mph on I-80 about 20 miles east of Sidney, Nebraska. Lots of banging and shuddering, then the engine was dead, the dashboard lit up, and we coasted to a stop on the shoulder […]

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Tame Bear on May 14th, 2011

You give donations to a few of your favorite charitable organizations, and the next thing you know you’re on hundreds of mailing lists. The flood of postal spam is ridiculous. We have a box on the front porch where we toss most of it, unopened. Here’s a way to turn that junk into useful stuff. […]

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Tame Bear on October 7th, 2010

A shameless plug for Sister Bear’s little business — Annie’s Woolens — she’ll make these Personalized Christmas Stockings for all the members of your family. Heirloom quality, made by hand, from her home shop in the North Woods of Wisconsin. She sells out every year, so order early! Seriously, she can’t make enough of them. […]

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Tame Bear on May 28th, 2010

  The Pumpkinvine   It’s national Bike-To-Work Week, and The Bear wonders what a work-at-home webmaster does to participate. Well for the past four days I’ve hopped on Sky, my trusty Trek of 29 years, and I’ve ridden to the end of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and back — a round trip of about 13 […]

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