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by Kyle76
Thu May 16, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 13
Views: 180

Re: Project House

Good luck! Be very careful around electricity. Enjoy the journey. Denver has always seemed like a very cool place to live.
by Kyle76
Sat May 04, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Green Masters' Jacket procedure
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Green Masters' Jacket procedure

Sounds right to me. One should be enough. You only wear it one week a year.
by Kyle76
Thu May 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Fountain Pens

Enjoy your new pens, Wendell. I bought a Montblanc diplomat from someone online about seven years ago and sent it to a fountain pen repair guy, Mikeitwork to adjust the flow and nib size. I keep it in a penholder on my desk and use it for signatures and writing short notes to clients. It’s always sp...
by Kyle76
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Albert Finney
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: RIP Albert Finney

He also was one of my favorites in the role of Churchill, whom many have played, in HBO’s The Gathering Storm.
by Kyle76
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 124440

Re: What are you reading?

Current read is “The Game” by George Howe Colt about the 1968 Harvard-Yale football game, set against the backdrop of the social and political upheaval of the era. Colt is the author of one of my favorite books, “The Big House,” a memoir of the family beach house where he vacationed in his childhood...
by Kyle76
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 124440

Re: What are you reading?

We've got shelves of old books (pre-Kindle) gathering dust upstairs and one of these days I'll finally get around to boxing them up --- and --- ??? Same for the VCR carts and DVD discs. What are your experiences and/or opinions in this regard? Gary, many public libraries accept donations. We have g...
by Kyle76
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 124440

Re: What are you reading?

The Death of Santini, a memoir by author Pat Conroy, who wrote The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides and The Lords of Discipline, among others. A personal favorite of mine.
by Kyle76
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Dopp Kit/Toiletry Bag
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Dopp Kit/Toiletry Bag

Sam, I got this one as a gift in a recent golf tournament. I have used it on a couple of trips and like the storage and versatility. Things are much easier to find than a standard Dopp kit, and being flatter, it seems to pack better. Ogio makes a lot of golf bags, along with duffels and backpacks. T...
by Kyle76
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all, even those who can legally celebrate with weed but on a different day.
by Kyle76
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Coffee

I’ve been buying whole beans from Bixby Coffee Co. by mail. They seem much fresher than anything I’ve gotten in a store. They claim to send it out the same day it’s roasted. The aroma when I grind those beans is heavenly.
by Kyle76
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Elections
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: Elections

I’m tired of the ads and the talk, but these midterms are the most interesting of my lifetime.
by Kyle76
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: T-Cells & Cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: T-Cells & Cancer

Wow, that’s fascinating stuff. Thanks for posting.
by Kyle76
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 2659

Re: Titanic

I’ve seen it on HBO lately. When they bring a movie back, you’ll see it a lot for awhile. I don’t know that there’s any significance as to timing.
by Kyle76
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Call me crazy, I bought a whole-house generator
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Call me crazy, I bought a whole-house generator

Brian, that’s quite an installation. Battery technology is the missing link for greater adoption of renewable energy. I’m hopeful of a breakthrough that can help end our dependence on fossil fuels. I hope your new batteries aren’t too expensive.
by Kyle76
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Call me crazy, I bought a whole-house generator
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Call me crazy, I bought a whole-house generator

We had two major hurricanes this year, Florence and Michael. We lost power for 48 hours during Florence. We’ve had two 100-year floods in the last two years (thankfully, our house is not in a flood-prone area). I got to thinking about the rising temperature in the Atlantic and decided to pull the tr...
by Kyle76
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 2659

Re: Titanic

Cool!
by Kyle76
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 29
Views: 3340

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

I like Amos Lee’s “Windows Are Rolled Down.”
by Kyle76
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 29
Views: 3340

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Get a capo, if you don’t already have one. If you’re going to sing, you’re going to want to change the key from time to time. I like Kaysers.
by Kyle76
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 29
Views: 3340

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Sam, the pinkie is an unruly child and the most difficult digit to train. Repetition is key. I love Marty and have learned a lot from him. Justin Sandercoe at justinguitar.com also has some great lessons and has updated his website and many of his older, non-HD lessons. Regarding the office, I keep ...
by Kyle76
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 29
Views: 3340

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Bass is not glamorous, but the bottom end is like the glue holding everything together. Having played drums for decades, I can say that a solid rhythm section (bass and drums) is essential to a tight band.