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The Perils of PDF

The Dodge Ram ProMaster cargo van we rented to haul our bikes to Glens Falls (and bring some furniture back) sat on their 2500 truck chassis, thus weaponizing an obvious phishing email waiting for me on our return: 225 more words


Gas Pump UI: FAIL

During our most recent trip, I stopped at a new-to-me gas station, managed to figure out the pump’s UI enough to swipe my card and fill the tank, then utterly failed at the… 105 more words


Welcome to the Newest Sports Blog

Blog #1 by Don Helm

Hi everyone and welcome to a new and, I think, different kind of sports blog. You see I like oddities in sports as well as long forgot athletes who were good enough on one given day or week to obtain their dream of setting a record, getting their first major league baseball win or lapping the entire field at a PGA event. 516 more words


everyone's a critic

it’s common knowledge that J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis had a unique friendship. since social media and the Internet weren’t around during their time, we don’t actually know what a typical conversation was like between the two authors, and can only assume it usually involved meeting at the local pub to discuss what they were working on. 134 more words

Popular Culture

The truth is out there

Stretching for 98 miles across Nevada’s nearly empty Great Basin, the Extraterrestrial Highway is one of the West’s least traveled roads.  On a typical day only about 200 cars travel along this road and Rachel, the only town on the highway has a population of 54 hardy people (and an undisclosed population of aliens.)  But this rarely used road can boast more stories and more rumors than any of the congested freeways in LA.   326 more words



April is National Poetry Month. In honour of that, I’m digging through my archives and posting a series of poems I’ve written over the years. 138 more words


Multicultural street music in Valencia

Walking on the streets of cities always offers a wealth of experiences. Walking into the old center of Valencia, Spain, I came across this street artist. 36 more words