The Nucleus Of John Chapman

Professional, political and personal – projects, writing, ideas and thoughts.

Links to posts ordered by date assigned. (I have quite a backlog that I’ll be getting updated- 4-18-2021)

Restoring a rusty knife and replacing the handles

About a month or so ago, just guessing, I was grilling at my sisters and brother-in-laws. I was using the wood grill, as I really like the taste of meat that has the wood smoke flavor. The meat had been cooking for a bit, and I came back to check on it, and I found … Read more

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My Tribute To Rush Limbaugh

I first heard Rush Limbaugh on the radio many, many, many years ago. Without looking up the date, it was soon after he became nationally syndicated. At the time, my employment required a lot of travel, and I listened to the radio. Incessantly changing the channel, dismayed at the words and ideas that were against … Read more

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Teaching my sister how to remove small trees including roots.

I’m helping my sister clear some trees – a crapload of small ones – for a garden area, and for an area to raise chickens. This video was her putting into play things I’d demonstrated. She is doing GREAT!

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Work / Life BALANCE?

The whole work/life balance thing is usually only a problem for others. Meaning, you do what you want to do. Work as hard and as much as you want. If you are getting push back, it is from others demanding your time and attention. It is OTHERS telling you to get work/life balance. If you … Read more

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Blooper on Back To The Future – Save The Clock Tower Flyer

I noticed the last time I watched Back To The Future (1st one) that the flyer when Doc is holding it does NOT have the message from Jennifer on it. Depending on your version of the movie format, the relevant places to look might be different.   Jennifer writes on the flyer at: 11mins, 10seconds. … Read more

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“Hate Speech” retort image

  Is the mere reporting of events and facts REALLY “Hate Speech”?

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The rest of my life will be lived selfishly. Ruthlessly Selfishly.

The rest of my life will be lived selfishly. Ruthlessly Selfishly. Unambiguously Selfishly. Harshly Selfishly. Selfishly Focused. All. About. Me. When I say those first 5 lines above, repeating several times just to explore how it fits and matches me, I have full realization that it fits me well. Very well. A great match. Perfect, … Read more

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My Diesel Shoes from a Thrift Store DIED

I found a great pair of shoes. Turned out, they were retro. Way retro. I found these in a Thrift Store, labeled as “Classic” (or something like that). I prefer shoes with a really thin sole like Sketchers. But, these were cool.     But. after wearing them a month or so, they started to … Read more

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Replacing Valve Body Gasket(s) in my Transmission. 2000 Ford Explorer.

Replaced my valve body gasket on my Ford Explorer today. Problems shifting, had to manually drop into 1st to take off. Couldn’t go over 72 mph with it slipping. Overdrive acting up. I’d been babying this problem for several years, and it was getting worse. Looking at the worn out disintegrating gasket – it’s amazing … Read more

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Day Trip in Maine – North of Portland

So I’m up in Maine. Took a day trip. First pics are water-front in Portland, Maine. Rest of pictures are from the bay, right near “The Salt Cod Cafe”. Looking for it on a map, it is at 1894 Harpswell Islands Rd, Orr’s Island, ME 04066 Let’s start with the waterfront – looking at bay … Read more

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