First, make 2 layers. Layer 1- shows the foreground. Layer 2- shows a nice background. Then, select the layer with the foreground. Use eraser brush. Select edge aware and select the setting for the brush. Third, zoom in to the more difficult areas, scratch and see as the brush shows or reveals a sky. You […]

Lacie Rugged USB Thunderbolt

The Product according to its package. Move at the Speed of Lightning. Universal connectivity with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Shocking speeds up to 385MB/s (SSD) Bus-powered for complete mobility Accident-resistant to protect your data It seems to be real fast! It says it does 10 gigabyte per second!   However, it doesn’t seem to be […]

In honor of Steve Jobs, I will write a post on why I prefer PCs to Macs. Please understand: I love my iPad, I love my iPhone, I loved my iPod til I sold it… I’m not an Apple hater. But I dragged my feet to get the Mac. I smashed my PC, Jacob’s old […]


Instead of posting a list of what I’m grateful for, I’m posting what we want for Christmas. Awful right? But it’s coming up on Christmas and I’ve learned most people don’t know how to shop for a couple of nomads. So, here’s a Christmas list for two people who live out of a suitcase. CLOTHES […]


Hello, it’s Jacob writing here.  Sorry for my hiatus in entries here, I’ll try and post a bit more often.  Kalli takes such wonderful pictures and posts such great and controversial stuff, so it’s hard to compete! – not that it’s a competition… So we ended up in one of the most ghetto places yet […]


  Mom and I at Jack’s choir concert         It snowed here. A lot. The most in 80 years. I have never seen our front yard look like this. Jacob likes this couch where he can stretch out…   Mellie likes to stretch out on Jacob. We spend a lot of time laughing […]

  My conversion to eBook Reading devices is complete. I went into this with a penchant towards wanting to use the device, for economic and logistic reasons, but skeptical that an electrical device could create the same degree of mysticism that a traditional book could create. The reading experience for me has clearly been enhanced.  […]