Monochromatic landscape

Snow storms often sweep through New England during winter, leaving the landscape coated in the fluffy white stuff. Less often, however, the atmosphere and timing will work in such a way that leaves the landscape monochromatic while the sky displays brilliantly blue. Generally the the clouds cover the sky leaving scenes bleak, or the sun comes out and melts all the snow covering the trees. … Continue reading Monochromatic landscape

How to fix your office chair for $5 when the cylinder begins to slip

In mid 2019, I purchased a nice drafting style office chair for my adjustable standing desk. For the past ~1.5 years it’s held up very well, except a few weeks ago the cylinder began to fail. As I sat on the chair, it would slowly begin to slip from its set height. Within 10 minutes it dropped about 8 inches from the height I set—which … Continue reading How to fix your office chair for $5 when the cylinder begins to slip

Dramatic skies over Mt. Monadnock

I have to admit something. Of all the years I’ve been hiking the White Mountains in New Hampshire, I’ve never climbed up Mt. Monadnock in the southern part of the state. I always thought that since it was so close to Massachusetts, it probably wasn’t as high or challenging as its brethren up north. I was wrong. I went up to hike Mt. Monadnock with … Continue reading Dramatic skies over Mt. Monadnock

Beavertail Lighthouse before Hurricane Isaias

I took a stroll with my uncle at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown Rhode Island right before hurricane Isaias last week. The portion that hit Rhode Island was just some wind left over from the storm down in the Caribbean, but it still made for a great atmosphere at the beach in Rhode Island. The skies were calm and the waves weren’t insane, but it … Continue reading Beavertail Lighthouse before Hurricane Isaias

4Runner Tutorial: How to plastidip wheels in 3 easy steps for under $20

Plasti-dip is a rubberized coating that can be applied to certain parts of vehicles for an enhanced look. I’ve used plasti-dip on several vehicles through the years to add black accents. In my opinion it holds up better than paint—especially when it comes to wheels. In this tutorial I’ll walk you through 3 super quick steps to plasti-dip your 4runner wheels (or any wheels), for a badass appearance.

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Ocean fishing along the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts

At 3:14 am everything is dead silent in the house. The cats are all sleeping (finally), we’re tucked under the covers with the AC quietly humming. A car hasn’t driven down our quiet street for the past 5 hours. The minute hand on my watch shifts and the alarm begins to siren.

I can assure you, there are few good reasons to wake up at 3:15 in the morning. The first one is if you awake and your house is aflame. The second is if you’re heading out to get some ocean fishing in. That’s precisely what I was planning on this beautiful morning with my good pal Christopher.

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5th gen toyota 4runner on a dirt road

Winter Wonderland. First snow in the 4Runner

This morning we got our first real snow of the tail end of 2019. After I shoveled a bit, I naturally took the 4Runner out for a spin in the slush. I ended up exploring a few dirt back roads in the 4Runner – I wanted to test out the 4 LO capabilities with the stock tires on. Between the mud and snow it held … Continue reading Winter Wonderland. First snow in the 4Runner