Jan 29, 2015

Edsel is a no-go

The car model Edsel was named after Henry Ford’s only son, Edsel Bryant Ford. Between three years, 1957 and 1960, only 118,287 actually sold, even though the car was modified each year. No car Henry Ford had ever designed had ever sold this poorly. Less and less were purchased every year, until Ford decided to discontinue production in 1960. The reason people weren’t buying the car was because it had…   Read More >>

Jan 28, 2015


The alien listening station

Back when we had a sticks and bricks home I had a pretty nicely setup garage shop.  After working on screens all day building virtual things I loved to head out there and get my hands dirty working on physical things. I learned to weld, paint, solder, wire, plumb, and..create. I spent years working on 1960’s era Jeeps then the last year we were home I branched into junkyard sculpture…   Read More >>

Jan 23, 2015

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926, as the illegitimate son of a sugar cane farmer. He advanced through school as an outstanding athlete, eventually entering the law school portion of the University of Havana. While there, he entered a failed attempt to overthrow the Dominican Republic’s government. After graduation, he joined a political party and prepared for a campaign for a spot in the House of Representatives. However,…   Read More >>

Jan 22, 2015

Melbourne Flea Market

Row E is to the left

Food court vendor sales Artists entrancing all eyes My watering mouth Array of weapons Puppies - who can resist them Labyrinth of rows A dead end stop shop Back down the endless aisles Melbourne Flea Market (Photos and captions by Harrison)    Read More >>

Jan 22, 2015

Space Monkeys

Although the phrase ‘space monkeys’ could invoke thoughts of a British pop band or a grotesque game where people virtually try to choke each other to death, Billy Joel referred to space monkeys as the actual monkeys that went to space. Monkeys were sent to space as an experiment to see how the atmosphere would affect them, so the results could be used later in helping humans survive. The first…   Read More >>

Jan 16, 2015


In 1959, a movie was released called “Inside the Mafia”. The movie was based on a meeting of mob bosses at Joseph Barbara’s home in the town of Apalachin, New York. With around 100 mafia members in attendance, many expensive cars with out-of-state plates were parked at the house. Law enforcement officers became suspicious, and began running the plate numbers. The attendees noticed, and panic ensued. Some fled on foot,…   Read More >>

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Da Boyinks!

Howdy! We are the Boyinks - a family of four who left Holland, Michigan for a one-year family roadtrip around the USA and ended up with a new life. We sold our house, gave away most of our stuff, and are now full-time 'technomads' - traveling while still working and schooling. Read more about us, view the map of our travels, or read entries from our travel journal.

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