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I am Jeff McMahon. I teach college English, I'm married to a middle school English teacher, and we have a "rescue" dog, Gretchen, with special emotional needs, though I imagine we're now just as dependent on Gretchen as she is on us.
Interests: power yoga, combat conditioning, cars that possess the i've-got-to-have-it factor, vegetarian cooking, blissed-out naval-gazer and underground dream pop music, a few well-chiseled books. other website:
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Their current obsession is My Little Pony. They want "the whole collection."
Trying to sleep while sitting just gives me a sore neck and I can't sleep: As soon as I start to doze, my neck snaps and wakes me up.
I was getting way too stressed out, and I still can if I'm not careful. I love having a small collection. I'd like to keep it in single digits.
The SWLing Post continues to give invaluable radio advice evidenced by a recent post about replacing a noisy wall power supply for your radio. This problem came up a few days ago when an Amazon reviewer pointed out power supply... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
The upgraded movement is such that the 655 will probably sell for about 450 or 500, closer to 150 more than the 637. If it's 500, I'm a buyer.
I knew initial pricing would be high for the Seiko SRP655, but this is way too high. Related articles Horoglodytes, Chapter One: I Was in Hell, and I Couldn't Get Out Man-Child Chronicles: Battling Your Inner Muganda How Do You... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
With a bezel of over 50mm and the 4R36 Sumo movement, the Seiko SRP655 looks like a must-buy Grail to me. It's just being released, so we should see it on eBay in the next month or so. I will... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
Essays Major writing assignments will consist of approximately 6 essays totaling 6,000 words, including at least one paper involving research or synthesis of outside sources (this is a requirement to ensure accurate SLO assessment—please see the SLO-aligned assignment template, also attached to this packet). Other points of emphasis: · In... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Critical Thinker
Thanks, Tom. Good to hear from you. It's been a while. I know I haven't bought a lot of radios lately to report on.
Critical Thinking Class, Spring 2016 (yeah, you've got to think ahead in this business) From Inquiry to Academic Writing, Third Edition Essay 1: Students choose a contemporary debate of their choosing while studying Chapters 1-10. Essay 2: Chapter 12 (Education) and Chapter 13 (Media Studies). Students must develop a debatable... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
SWLing Post suggests an alternative power supply for the one that presumably is causing compromised AM on the Sangean WR-15. Related articles Man-Child Chronicles: Battling Your Inner Muganda "The Touch-Screen Generation" and "Digital Detox . . ." Horoglodytes, Chapter One:... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge
Good words, Ulysses. I never saw Cheers but the episode sounds like a must-see.
I was reading this Amazon customer review for the new Sangean WR-15 in which the reviewer praises the FM but says the AM is poor. Bob of Sangean replies: Hello all. This is Bob from Sangean America, and I want... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Herculodge
This Casio AD-S800 Solar with 49mm bezel seems like a good value at $45.62. If you want better lume and water-proof, you might want to look at a Citizen Pro Diver for over $200. Related articles How Do You Tell... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Herculodge
Most likely an outstanding value, especially for anyone looking for a 41mm diver. My only concern is the crown on the cheaper models. Is it going to last? I stripped a crown on a 300--dollar Orient M-Force and have a difficult time engaging the crown on it. In contrast, the Orient Saturation Diver, a 1,300K watch, engages easily. So does the Benarus Moray with the Miyoa 9015 movement. But at 135 dollars, I doubt you can go wrong.
Charlie, that SRP637 is quite something, isn't it. I wonder how you'd feel about its cousin, the slightly smaller SRP307. I feel I may have to re-buy that one. I had a Strapcode oyster bracelet once but found it to be too conservative in its styling.