Cover Your Bed: Softopper Truck Bed Top

For me, everything about my truck is a compromise.  Gas mileage, towing capability, size, and so on.  When I first got my truck, I picked a roll-up tonneau bed cover since it would allow me to keep a fair amount of stuff covered, and still roll out-of-the-way when I need to haul something larger.   509 more words


Tacoma WA | Favorite Places

We visited Tacoma in August to see our son. He lives a few blocks from Commencement Bay. The bay is visible from his windows, as is Mt. 331 more words


On Film | Charlotte's Blueberry Park

Our annual blueberry picking excursion to Charlotte’s Blueberry Park, captured on film.

Fuji Superia 400, rated at 200, developed and scanned by Miller’s Lab. Canon EOS-3 with 85mm f/1.8 lens.


On Film & Digital | Museum of Glass

From earlier this summer, a trip to the Museum of Glass captured on both film and digital cameras.

Film: Kodak Ultramax 400, rated at 200, developed and scanned by Miller’s Lab. 13 more words


Dahlia Delight

Last Sunday afternoon the husband and I headed to Tacoma.  Our destination?  First, happy hour at Duke’s on Ruston Way.  We sat on the patio enjoying cocktails, good food and the view (hazy due to smoke from the fires consuming the great state of Washington).   115 more words


Off Road PreRunner Tacoma Bumpers

Photos of our most recent project at the shop, front and rear bumpers for this Pre Runner style off road Toyota Tacoma.  Made out of 1.75x.120 DOM mild steel tubing, and fully bolt on.

My Visit With Galloping Gertie

One of the teaching units I enjoyed most in my physics classroom was on wave motions. Almost everything is capable of some sort of waving motion, or oscillation. 608 more words