What is success?

Have you ever given any thought to what it means to be successful? A news article I was reading last week prompted me to think on this, and I find myself returning to this subject when I get some quiet time to myself. I have a feeling that ten different people would have ten different … Continue reading What is success?

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New things

I've been wanting to blog for quite some time now, but a variety of things have come up. First and foremost... We have a new family member. This is Flash. He's a little over two years old, and has been with us for a little over two weeks now. He's a Siberian Husky, and we … Continue reading New things

Found it!

The VV-XIV I'm working on has 4 mainsprings, one (at least) of which I knew was broken. So, fingers crossed that the break would be an outside/middle break, I dug into it today. I'll explain what an "outside/middle break" is in a minute. Got the main shaft out, and started checking the springs right to … Continue reading Found it!

A Visitor, Some History, and a Renewed Interest

Two weeks ago, I received a phonecall from an acquaintance regarding some repairs needed on his antique wind-up phonograph. A bit of history: I lived in Lansing, MI from 2001 through 2005 while I was pursuing my master's and doctorate at Michigan State. During that time, I ran an antique phonograph repair/restoration/sales business, called "Brown's … Continue reading A Visitor, Some History, and a Renewed Interest