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Home Brew Vacuum Tubes Are Easier Than You Think

It all began with a cheap Chinese rotary vane vacuum pump and a desire to learn the witchcraft of DIY vacuum tubes. It ended with a string of successes – a working vacuum chamber, light bulbs, glow tubes, diodes, and eventually… 196 more words

Misc Hacks

Spanish Village Art Center

Tucked between the San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego Zoo is the Spanish Village Art Center with its numerous studios and galleries. 276 more words


Crazy Things to Do on a Cruise Ship

Walk the Plank on the Norwegian Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class of ships.

In the challenge of attracting new cruise passengers while at the same time keeping veteran cruisers hooked,  1,606 more words

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Turkey Adventures: Day Trip to Eskişehir

Now that spring has sprung, we’re getting out and exploring again. For a quick and easy day trip from Ankara, Eskişehir had all the right ingredients: accessible by train, pedestrian-friendly, learning opportunities for children, and vegan food. 461 more words

Travel Stories

Sunday Evening Art Gallery -- Dale Chihuly

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

Dale Chihuly (born September 20, 1941), is an American glass sculptor whose work in glass led to a resurgence of interest in that spectacular medium. 181 more words



 The heat is breathtaking; the fire simply blinding.  The hair on your arms feels totally singed, but inside the kiln your work is slowly taking shape and the magic of a blown piece of glass art is only moments away from reality. 360 more words

Out & About

Glass Artist Michelle Kaptur

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Michelle Kaptur is a glass artist outside Bend who started blowing glass in 1975. She designs and creates unique glass memorial pieces, called Soulbursts, that incorporate ashes from a deceased family member or pet. 30 more words