Rule of Thumb

02/16/18

GETTING SOMEWHERE

Go the way you know, it will always be faster. — Anonymous

02/15/18

CHECKING FOR NERVE DAMAGE

Skin with damaged nerves doesn’t wrinkle in warm water. — Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas

02/14/18

MAKING HOT FUDGE

Your hot fudge is ready when you can write your name in the surface with a spoon without the letters …

02/13/18

SIZING-UP THE REAL ESTATE MARKET

To size up an area’s real estate market, compare the difference between the original asking price and the final selling …

02/12/18

FEEDING HORSES

Grass alone won’t feed a hard-working horse. As a rule, a horse needs at least five pounds of grain for …

02/11/18

WINNING THE HEARTS OF YOUR PARISH

The first year the parish loves you, the second year they hate you, the third year they understand you. — The …

02/10/18

LOADING A MUSKET

In a pinch, the proper powder charge for a muzzle-loading rifle or musket is the amount that will just cover …

02/9/18

LISTENING TO JIGS AND REELS

The way to tell the difference between a jig and a reel is to sing along with it. With a …

02/8/18

BUYING A HAND TOOL

Never buy a hand tool that does not have the manufacturer’s name permanently inscribed on it. The absence of a …

02/7/18

PICKING PLANTAIN

The darker the peel the better. — Anonymous

02/6/18

CHOOSING A FACE MASK

A face mask for skin diving fits properly if you can hold it on your face, out of the water, …

02/5/18

TALKING TO FOREIGNERS

When you are conversing in your native language with people who don’t speak it fluently, assume that they understand about …

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