Burning embers in our fireplace

We have a wood-burning stove in the room where I do my work, and on cold or rainy days, I'll light a fire and turn around to watch it from time to time. It's calming, and those of us who sit in front of the computer all day long need to take some time every [...]

The winter road trip

After a cross-country trip through Romania to visit family for Christmas, our car's on-board computer told us we logged 1,560 km (969.34 mi). I was already a big fan of our VW Jetta TDI, but now I like it even more. Our average fuel consumption was 6.1 l/100 km (38.6 mpg) while our average speed [...]

The toy train

The Toy Train

Updated 11/02/2018: This video now has over 25,000,000 views. Thank you! My wife gave me this great little train set as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. I thought it'd be fun to film it in action one day, and when I edited the video, I looked for the right kind of music [...]