Author Archives: Maxwell Perkins

Strike Anywhere Matches for Lighting Candles

First things first – keep Strike Anywhere Matches away from children! They are fun to play with, but they are not a toy. Only adults should be able to reach them. Now that’s out of the way, back to how … Continue reading

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Closet Auger Saves the Cost of One Plumber Visit

We try not to think about clogged toilets, an unpleasant subject, until it happens to us. I don’t know why plungers became the default household tool for unclogging toilets, because they don’t work 100% of the time. Closet augers do, … Continue reading

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Progressive Bifocals Let You See Everything

I can see very well — according to my eye doctor, well enough to get a private pilot’s license in all fifty states. However, after a certain age, I needed reading glasses from the dollar store. A handy pair of … Continue reading

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Make A Newspaper Log for Your Fireplace – for Free

We carry things into the house, and we carry them out again. For instance, if we don’t have room (Yard? Shed? Large deck?) to store a cord or so of wood, and we have a fireplace, we might have to … Continue reading

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Ten Best Children’s Stocking Stuffers

Children are usually not too shy about telling you the big stuff they want: Xboxes, scooters, skateboards … or you just know that it’s time for a bigger bicycle (they do grow right before your eyes). Great little stuff for … Continue reading

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The Dodocase iPad Case Will Keep Your iPad New

I’ve always liked to put things in cases. I’ve liked it even more since I dropped my uncased phone a couple of feet onto a concrete floor on vacation last year, and shattered the screen. I won’t make that mistake … Continue reading

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The Luki Huber Cooking Bag … Is the Forever Ziploc Bag

Ziploc sandwich bags are such a great invention for keeping food fresh. We’ve been packing sandwiches, salads, cookies and everything else in them for nearly half a century, and it’s getting tough to remember a modern world without them. I … Continue reading

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Xylitol Gum … What Would 4 Out of 5 Dentists Say Now?

Stay away from eating too much fat, it will make you fat. No, stay away from eating too many carbs, they will make you fat. Drinking some alcohol is good for you. No, drinking¬†any alcohol is bad for you. One … Continue reading

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Add Bluetooth to a Dock and Connect Almost Anything … Without Wires

Your old iPod dock was the greatest thing ever – stand up the iPod and get music that sounds quite fine and you can listen to anywhere. But then you got your new iPhone, and your iPad and then your … Continue reading

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Frank Muller’s Voice Lives On In Audiobooks

I can honestly say my life has been enriched by listening to the late Frank Muller’s voice on audiobooks he has narrated. If you have never heard him, you really should try giving him a listen. Some of my favorites … Continue reading

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