Miscellaneous stuff from JR’s head. ;-)~

Japan: Then and Now

I first arrived in Japan in the late 80′s during the time of the “economic miracle.” Cash was everywhere, Japan Inc. was buying up the world, and it seemed like Japanese companies had a magic formula based on their culture…

Master Bedroom Renovation

2014 Master Bedroom Renovation BEFORE: AFTER: BEFORE: AFTER: BEFORE: AFTER:   COSTS: Home Depot: $1429. Lumber Liquidators (Floor): $323. Ikea (new bedframe, not in pictures)/Harbor Freight: $899. Labor Outsourced: $300. TOTAL: $2,951.      

Why the Chevy Volt won’t sell

I consider myself a hardcore green energy fan. I truly believe that putting a precious resource like oil in our car’s fuel tanks and burning it just to get from point A to point B is ludicrous. We use oil to…