I Feel A Draft #4: Making Wood Last with Fire, Not Paint: A Japanese Technique

A very interesting Japanese technique to try!! Called Shou Sugi Ban 焼杉板 (or Yakisugi), this technique is used for exterior or interior wood surfaces. Being a woodworker before, I had never heard of this technique. The only preservation technique that I knew of was stain and varnish. Please comment below!! http://www.offgridquest.com/fload/diy/japanese-technique Here is a video, …

Drowned in the Sun – A “New” Song By Nirvana

The world lost Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, to suicide 27 years ago, this month. Kurt, Kris, and Dave, as Nirvana,  have collectively inspired maybe millions of musicians to pursue their dreams of music. Unfortunately for Nirvana fans, there's no known unreleased music left in the Nirvana coffers. As part of a compilation album titled "Lost …

I Feel A Draft #2: Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors Every Time With This Brilliant Trick

How is your Rock Scissors Paper game? I play at work, but here in Japan, people play it daily for those tough life-altering decisions (who goes first, deciding sequence among friends, etc). I find myself on the losing end, but this trick helps (pre-schoolers are still inclined to cheat once they understand the game..be warned)!! …