Welcome to One of Life’s Great Joys

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My 2½-year-old granddaughter tells us her favorite colors are pink and purple. When I asked her which of my flashlights she would like – the red one, the blue one, the silver one or the black one, of course she said, “I would like a pink and purple flashlight.” So, I searched Amazon for a pink and purple flashlight. Yes, … Read More

I’m Always Covered When I Swim

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Mr. Ebsen’s pool goes under cover
Mr. Ebsen’s pool goes under cover

It was 70° this morning when I entered my above-ground pool. The temperature of the water was 86°.  Finally, no pool-heater gas was needed. In these past winter months, from November through February, my gas-operated pool pump has turned on each morning automatically at 6:30. In just one hour and 30 minutes, my pool was heated to 86°.  There is … Read More

Best 3-Ds I Ever Have Seen

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I spent years waiting for my television to break. No such luck. Yes, I hoped it would break so I could replace it with a 3-D TV. As you may know, after months of watching 3-D movies on my virtual reality headset, I purchased a system far better than a 3-D TV. My new 3-D movie projection system is enabling … Read More

Why This Should Be a Happy March for Me

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After months of watching 3-D movies just inches from my nose on my virtual reality headset, I am ready to take the next step. What will it be like to go from a 4-inch 3-D picture on my iPhone to a 100-inch big-screen 3-D picture? I just discovered the 3-D projector option last week when I was looking for 3-D … Read More

Thank You, Mr. Taxman, for These Projects

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Mr. Ebsen
Mr. Ebsen

Whenever I can fix or install something in the house, I get a good feeling.  It’s not only that I save money, but I have pride in my accomplishments. So when we received our modest tax refund, we decided that it was time to fix the slow-draining sink and replace the high-flush toilet. I had years ago put in a … Read More

About Time to Recognize One Man’s Talents

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Mr. Ebsen
Mr. Ebsen

My passion of this week has to be Donald Trump. I am mesmerized by his news conferences. I resonate with this man’s sensitivity and honesty. He shows his personal feelings, his unique humor, and his willingness to address the issues and questions to the best of his ability without giving our adversaries timetables of what he will be doing. When … Read More

Am I Sure? It All Depends on…

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Robert Ebsen
Robert Ebsen

I might have gotten the idea last week when I had stomach issues.  It could have been when I heard the rain pitter-patter on the patio. No matter where the idea came from, it should solve the problem of sitting through two-hour-plus movies in the theatre. At Ralphs yesterday, I decided to buy a pack of men’s Depends. Of course, … Read More

Tai Chi with a Glass of Water

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Practicing tai chi

I woke up this morning kind of hung over.  It was a combination of the Tylenol PM pill I took last night and the fact that my peristalsis was not working properly. I made two decisions. First, I decided to hide the Tylenol PM pills. I would rather be a bit tired in the morning than out-of-it most of the … Read More

Breathing Room, Boys – Give Him a Chance

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Robert Ebsen
Robert Ebsen

I can’t tell you how difficult it is for me to watch the major news networks and some cable news shows. A little bell goes off in my brain at every nuanced sly remark and facial wince or grimace, and at every criticism of our new president. On the other side of the coin, how happy I am now to … Read More

Why Isn’t Everyone Interested in 3-D World?

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After weeks of experimentation, this morning I finally have really great quality 3-D movies on my iPhone-in-VR-headset. In a nutshell, here is what I did: Using DVDFab, I ripped a 3-D Bluray DVD to a side-by-side file of that Bluray movie. I opened my Mac’s VLC media player and dragged the incorporated side-by-side m2ts file to the desktop. Using Wondershare … Read More