Seats are Finally Done
November 19th, 2012 | View Post

It's been a couple of months since I've last made any updates to the bus, but this is a pretty big one. Now that I've gotten some work to slow down, have published my book, have released my book, have the podcast running strong, and am headed into the holiday season, I thought it was high time to get back onto the bus project.

Over the past couple of days I fully built out the seats. They were framed, bolted, and had plywood attached.

All that's left to do on them is foam them and stretch over the vinyl.


One of the frames already built out


Jigsawing some of the wood for the seat backs


A nice view of the seat backs in place. You might notice that there is some slight variance to the height. This is not a problem as I will just jigsaw it off and of course it's all being wrapped with foam and vinyl.

Response from Congressman Ron Paul
November 13th, 2012 | View Post

I sent a copy of my book, American Healthcare: A Moderate Approach, to Ron Paul several weeks back. Although I'll be particularly excited should he send me a letter indicating that he's read it, I was pretty thrilled to get any correspondance at all.


A letter from Congressman Ron Paul

Acoustic Beating
November 8th, 2012 | View Post

Every once in awhile I like to toss something out there completely unrelated to my interest in pursuits of liberty.

I was messing around with my old 12-string in a Nashville+DADGAD tuning and came up with this little percussive beat. I wish the Apple built-in mic had a little more range, but it's good enough. For anyone who doesn't know what a Nashville tuning is, it's basically when you use the higher-octave strings from a 12-string set in just a 6-string fashion. In my case it's a bit altered even from that since I actually left the low G string in its typical 6-string configuration, but otherwise the higher octaves were switched out.

The result is a really twangy sound in place of the usual base, a base in place of the usual mids, and extra reverberation on the typical highs. And of course all of that in an open DADGAD tuning as well.

Book Release Party
November 5th, 2012 | View Post


A bunch of friends and I celebrating the release of the book
This Monday evening I was pleased to officially launch my new book, American Healthcare: A Moderate Approach.

Although the book technically went on sale on October 6th on Amazon, I had not yet had the opportunity to formally announce it. This party was for just that. My friends over at Maki Toki were kind enough to let me host it there and we had a turnout of about 40 people (at its peak). I even managed to sell 8 more copies of the book.

I'm still waiting for Oprah to pick it up...

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