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Criminal Enterprise. Owen Laukkanen

Another case of sophomore slump: “Criminal Enterprise“ by Owen Laukkanen

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Carter Tomlin was a successful businessman, the kind of guy who defined himself by the job he was very good at. He was good enough at that job that he and his lovely wife and two lovely daughters lived in a St. Paul McMansion and Carter drove a $90K Jag. Good enough, that is, until he got RIFed.Read more

Best Way 25860 Dowel Center Set

Get your joints centered by using a dowel center set

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We woodworkers all picked old-timey advice from whoever taught us the basics of the craft. You know, adages like Measure twice, cut once? One I often heard is, Its all about the joints.Read more

Honey Stinger Vanilla Waffle

Get stung with Honey Stinger Vanilla Waffles

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Always on the lookout for post-ride carbohydrates, I came upon an interesting treat that at least according to the manufacturer is patterned on the stroopwafel found in northern Europe. Its a Honey Stinger Vanilla Waffle from the Honey Stinger company.Read more

Mechanix Choice 202501C Battery terminal Lifter

It does what it says - once or twice

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The battery in your car doesn't make scary noises and it will probably never belch smoke. It rarely does anything until the day it simply stops working; which is probably why batteries suffer more neglect than most other parts.Read more

Cover of Snow. Jenny Milchman

Jenny Milchman's "Cover of Snow" left me cold

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Nora Hamilton woke up alone on a winter morning, which was weird because her hubby Brendan normally slept in after she rose. This morning, however, he hadnt: while she snoozed peacefully, he slipped out of the marriage bed, went to another room, and committed suicide.Read more

Gatorade G-Series Prime 01 Energy Chew

Gatorade comes late to the energy gel market, but so what?

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In olden days athletes were told they had to carb up the night before a big event. Even now, many endurance events half and full marathons, century bike rides - sponsor spaghetti dinners the night before so participants can fill their tummies with carb-laden pasta. That was then, this is now.Read more

Fusionbrands Silicone Food Pod

Watch out: we have Foodpod people at our house!

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Silicone: cooks gotta love this stuff! Consider all the fabulous products made of silicone that have popped up in kitchen stores lately. Theres more than hotpads and trivets; it includes products completely off your radar like the Fusionbrands Silicone Foodpod .Read more

Akro-Mils 12-Gallon KeepBox Storage

I’m keeping my Akro-Mils KeepBoxes

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Around our house, weve long been rather "acquisitive" some might call us pack rats. One of us is fairly well-organized (it isnt me), so many of the larger items in our various collections have been stored in containers such as Akro-Mils KeepBoxes .Read more

Inferno. Dan Brown

Dan Brown's "Inferno": somehow I slept through the last couple of chapters.

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Robert Langdon has returned: the Harvard symbologist (or is he an expert in art history? maybe in medieval literature?) wakes up in some hospital somewhere, a bullet wound on his head, and two days worth of memories gone bye-bye.Read more

Chimera: A Jim Chapel Mission. David Wellington

Too bad the first Jim Chapel Mission isn’t the last

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You gotta feel good for Capt. Jim Chapel: hes the real deal, a wounded warrior and a hero. He came back from some dusty war without his left arm, and hes still serving his country. You should be proud of him, though that gets a little hard when he starts wallowing in self-pity.Read more