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by Kyle76
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1117
Views: 115735

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: 6
Views: 189

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: 190

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: 296

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: 430

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: 386

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: 925

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: 429

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: 429

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: 925

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: 25
Views: 1744

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: 25
Views: 1744

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: 25
Views: 1744

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: 25
Views: 1744

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.
by Kyle76
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1744

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

Your fingering will improve with practice. Soon you’ll do with ease things that now seem very difficult. Playing AND singing is like a whole ‘nother skill, but you’ll find your brain begins to associate lyrics and chord progressions so that singing can actually help you play better. The real fun com...
by Kyle76
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1744

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

Good for you, Sam! I took up guitar six years ago at about the same age as you. I thought it would be easier than it is, but it’s a journey, not a destination. One thing to keep in mind: the learning process is not linear. You’ll reach many plateaus and seem stuck for awhile, then you’ll break throu...
by Kyle76
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 26
Views: 2608

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

No reason at all to believe in the concept of a 'gateway' drug. That's just silly. As for any medical claim for any constituent of marijuana, just ask for the same level of evidence that is required for any drug that comes to market (and good luck finding it!) Sans evidence, don't claim you have it...
by Kyle76
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Praying for boys stranded in Thai cave. Rescue under way.
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Praying for boys stranded in Thai cave. Rescue under way.

Godspeed to the boys and their rescuers.
by Kyle76
Wed May 30, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: Cutting boards

I really like the bamboo cutting boards. Knife friendly and durable, they don’t seem to require as much upkeep as regular wood. Also good are Epicurean brand boards, made of natural wood fibers and dishwasher safe.
by Kyle76
Sun May 20, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 26
Views: 2608

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

Dateline NBC tonight is about CBD and how it has been shown to help epilepsy and chronic pain patients, among others.