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Idle Thoughts

Some years ago, I had a friend and classmate named Anthony, who had a very special talent. He could speak backwards. If you gave him any word, he could nearly instantly say it backwards. He could also say it backwards in most any type of accent you wanted…
Some years ago, I had a friend and classmate named Anthony, who had a very special talent. He could speak backwards. If you gave him any word, he could nearly instantly say it bac… http://hstuff.net/blog/idle-thoughts/

Disciplining Children

get frsutrated with parents who do not train their children. It is not a matter of cruel discipline as a few would have you think. It is a matter of setting proper, firm boundaries. One type of bad example are parents in a store who buy their kids a toy …
I have learned a lot about raising well behaved children from watching others, watching the families of my childhood friends, watching people in the grocery store, personal experi… http://hstuff.net/blog/disciplining-children/

CTR: Chocolate to the Rescue

My children Really enjoy a short movie with a few of our friends in NM. The movie, about 8 minutes long, is entitled CTR: Chocolate to the Rescue.
My children Really enjoy a short movie made by and with a few of our friends in NM. The movie, about 8 minutes long, is entitled CTR: Chocolate to the Rescue. In the movie, a b… http://hstuff.net/blog/ctr-chocolateto-rescue/

CTR: Chocolate to the Rescue

CTR: Chocolate to the Rescue... a basket carried by a young girl (red-riding hood motif) is stolen by a lady wearing a wolf custom. The girl starts to chase but needs help. She activates her green CTR ring. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the rings on the h…
My children Really enjoy a short movie with a few of our friends in NM. The movie, about 8 minutes long, is entitled CTR: Chocolate to the Rescue. In the movie, a basket carried b… http://hstuff.net/blog/ctr-chocolate-to-the-rescue/

Mis-fireworks

I am impressed with Utah's new fireworks law. It allows people to use a lot of different fun fireworks. We lit off a bunch of high flying as part of our Independence Day celebration. It was great to hear fireworks going off all over town for a better part…
I am impressed with Utah's new fireworks law. It allows people to use a lot of different fun fireworks. We lit off a bunch of high flying as part of our Independence Day celebrati… http://hstuff.net/blog/mis-fireworks/

Garden

We have been working hard to put in a garden. We are using the Square-foot Gardening Method with raised beds. I picked up some 2x6 redwoods from the kull bins at Lowes and Home Depot. I put in 9 4ft by 4ft boxes and 2 boxes that are 2ft by 20ft. We added …
We have been working hard to put in a garden. We are using the Square-foot Gardening Method with raised beds. I picked up some 2x6 redwoods from the kull bins at Lowes and Home De… http://hstuff.net/blog/garden/

Sad certainty

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." On this day, the deadline for when taxes are normally due, we are deeply saddened.
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." On this day, the deadline for when taxes are normally due, we are deeply saddened. http://hstuff.net/blog/sad-certainty/

lost and found

I had a very long day last friday, very long. I started the morning in Memphis, TN. I was going to meet my family at the airport and drive around to see a few friends. My wife dropped me off while I visited. While I was visiting she and the kids went all …
I had a very long day last friday, very long. I started the morning in Memphis, TN. I was going to meet my family at the airport and drive around to see a few friends. My wife dro… http://hstuff.net/blog/lost-and-found/

Devil's Gate

Devil's Gate is a feature along the join Mormon and Oregon trails in Wyoming through which the Sweetwater river flows. It is too narrow for wagons and thus they had to go around. Not too far from Devil's gate was a trading post of sorts. I think it closed…
Devil's Gate is a feature along the join Mormon and Oregon trails in Wyoming through which the Sweetwater river flows. It is too narrow for wagons and thus they had to go around. … http://hstuff.net/blog/devils-gate/

Independence Day 2010

On the day that we celelbrate our freedom and independence from British control, we happened to be in eastern Utah and made a dash for the wasatch front (aka Provo-SLC-Ogden). About 5 miles east of Duchesne we had a blow out. IT was a back tire so no loss…
On the day that we celelbrate our freedom and independence from British control, we happened to be in eastern Utah and made a dash for the wasatch front (aka Provo-SLC-Ogden). Abo… http://hstuff.net/blog/independence-day-2010/

Dry Canyon

We ahve been in eastern Utah the last couple days on vacation. We went on a tour of some Native American rock art at a place called Dry Canyon. I was impressed. There were so many pictures carved in the rock faces. Amazing. My kids were not so easily amaz…
We ahve been in eastern Utah the last couple days on vacation. We went on a tour of some Native American rock art at a place called Dry Canyon. I was impressed. There were so many… http://hstuff.net/blog/dry-canyon/

James Humphries

I like reading stories about my ancestors. This one written by my great-great grandfather, James Humphries, I find interesting.   I, James Humphires, was born on the twenty-eighth of March eighteen-thirty two in the town of Bradford on Avon in Wiltshir…
I like reading stories about my ancestors. This one written by my great-great grandfather, James Humphries, I find interesting.   I, James Humphires, was born on the tw… http://hstuff.net/blog/james-humphries/

Funny sites

The county where we live is peculiar. There are more than a few oddities. Here are three that we saw today. First we took a load to the county landfill and encountered this sign telling us where to dump "clean dirt". Then there were these trees at a l…
The county where we live is peculiar. There are more than a few oddities. Here are three that we saw today. First we took a load to the county landfill and encountered this sig… http://hstuff.net/blog/funny-sites/

Lampost

Before   Me being in a hurry one day   After replacing the bricks with stones around the lampost and the mailbox
Before   Me being in a hurry one day   After replacing the bricks with stones around the lampost and the mailbox http://hstuff.net/blog/lampost/

Restaurant eticate

Last night we went to a restaurant. This is something we do not do very often and was a special treat. We went to Los Potrillos in Santa Fe, the address is 1947 Cerillos Rd. For those familiar with the area it is on the northwest side of Cerillos Rd abou…
Last night we went to a restaurant. This is something we do not do very often and was a special treat. We went to Los Potrillos in Santa Fe, the address is 1947 Cerillos Rd. Fo… http://hstuff.net/blog/restaurant-eticate/

Roadside Assistance

Today as I was doing some things around the house I realized I needed a few things to finish the task at hand. Where we live, most things you need are 30 miles away. So, I mentioned this to my wife who said she needed a few things and wanted to make a qui…
Today as I was doing some things around the house I realized I needed a few things to finish the task at hand. Where we live, most things you need are 30 miles away. So, I mention… http://hstuff.net/blog/roadside-assistance/

Muzzle Loaders

So my oldest two children got to shoot some muzzle loaded rifles tonight. There was a lot of cold wind which meant cold fingers. The two smaller rifles had not been cleaned well and the springs jammed preventing the firing of the cap, thus not discharg…
So my oldest two children got to shoot some muzzle loaded rifles tonight. There was a lot of cold wind which meant cold fingers. The two smaller rifles had not been cleaned well… http://hstuff.net/blog/muzzle-loaders/

Luke

For about the last 15 years our church here has put on a pageant of sorts. It is a series of scenes walking you through the Easter story. The different scenes are in sequential rooms so that sets do not have to be changed. There is a scene with the apo…
For about the last 15 years our church here has put on a pageant of sorts. It is a series of scenes walking you through the Easter story. The different scenes are in sequential … http://hstuff.net/blog/luke/

Memorial Day

For Memorial Day we were about to visit our local Veteran's Cemetary to honor, with flowers, the memory of those who have physically protected us and our freedoms when we stumbled upon an old, small cemetery. This was somewhat dilapidated and very unkempt…
For Memorial Day we were about to visit our local Veteran's Cemetary to honor, with flowers, the memory of those who have physically protected us and our freedoms when we stumbled… http://hstuff.net/blog/memorial-day1/