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Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
3 of 5 stars
The story of Bassett furniture and John Bassett III in particular is a great one that should be told. Beth Macy does a reasonable job telling it, but spends much too much time discussing her challenges and experiences writing the book as...
The Silent Man
5 of 5 stars
Another great John Wells book. I previously compared Alex Berenson and his hero, John Wells, with Vince Flynn and his troubled CIA agent/assassin, Mitch Rapp. Towards the end of Flynn's short life and in his final Rapp books, Flynn got a...
Getting Started with Hobby Quadcopters and Drones
2 of 5 stars
When I was looking up reviews of drones on the web, I found several mentions of this "book" (a pamphlet,really). It's OK,but all the information can be easily found elsewhere online. The repeated warning about crashing your drone and sta...
The Martian
5 of 5 stars
Wow. Just . . . wow. This was one of the most entertaining books I have read in a long time. The story is fabulous and the execution wonderful. Basically a diary of an astronaut left behind in an escape from a failed Mars mission (though...
The Ghost War
5 of 5 stars
I've read a few other of Berenson's John Wells books before and found them entertaining,although not up to the standard set by Vince Flynn and his hero, Mitch Rapp. Sadly, Flynn passed away and having finished all the Mitch Rapp books, I...

Miracle Grass – Never Needs Mowing

It seems that I’ve stumbled upon one of the greatest agricultural breakthroughs of our time – grass that never needs mowing.  I have a yard full of the stuff.  Low maintenance, time-saving and great for the environment.

There appears to be only two problems with it.  It only comes in one color – brown, and big clouds of dirt, reminiscent of the dust bowl during the depression, get kicked up when you walk through it.  Oh yeah, and it seems to catch fire really easily.

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  • http://www.stillsecureafteralltheseyears.com/ alan shimel

    Will – this reminds me of my son’s goldfish that was “sleeping” and never needed food anymore. :-)

  • http://www.stillsecureafteralltheseyears.com alan shimel

    Will – this reminds me of my son’s goldfish that was “sleeping” and never needed food anymore. :-)

  • John

    Will,

    I planted that same grass during the drought California was having back in the early 90’s. Remember the news stories of folks in Santa Barabara having their lawns “painted” green?

    -John

  • John

    Will,

    I planted that same grass during the drought California was having back in the early 90’s. Remember the news stories of folks in Santa Barabara having their lawns “painted” green?

    -John