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JStrout
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I am an ex-research scientist who is planning on becoming a world traveler on the seas.  I have backpacked extensivley through Europe, but now am getting ready for an adventurous retirement.  My partner and I are in the second year of our three year plan to re-fit the sailboat, sell the house and spend the rest of our days on the sea.
Follow our journey on: The Other Woman.

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Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Victoria, British Columbia, A Perfect Summer Destination

A great walking town, Victoria has marvelous architecture, old world charm, and even a castle. Enjoy the Victorian charm before you head out to the wilds of Vancouver Island.

Entertainment
by JStrout
6 years ago
Best YouTube Parodies Ever

How better to get your message across than create a parody? Here are four great videos that will teach you about PCR, particle physics, grad school and farming, all to a snappy tune.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
From Cape Flattery to Port Townsend - Fun Things to do on the Northern Coast of Washington

With many great port towns along the Washington Coast, this road trip will take your through the best sights to see. From West to East you'll find something for everyone whether you enjoy boating, hiking, or just great scenery.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Review of Gonzo Pet Hair Lifter

If your house, like mine, quickly accumulates pet hair on the furniture, try this handy-dandy Pet Hair Lifter Sponge. Really, it's one of the few things I've found that works, and it lasts forever it seems.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Fun Things to do on the Washington Coast

Travel Highway 101 up the Washington Coast and see fun things and great scenery. Sometimes the small towns pack the most fun into their little streets.

Entertainment
by JStrout
6 years ago
So You Can Dance - But Can You Dance Your PhD?

Dozens of scientists enter the "Dance Your PhD" contest every year. Brains and talent - what more can you ask for?

Entertainment
by JStrout
6 years ago
The Last of the One Hit Wonders?

As the music industry changes, will we lose the tracking methods that allow us to poke fun at One Hit Wonders - those icons popular for managing only one big achievement in their careers?

Auto
by JStrout
6 years ago
Replacing an In-Tank Fuel Pump in a Pickup Truck

Fixing an in-tank fuel pump takes a few tools, and some attention to detail, but it really isn't that hard. Here are some detailed steps that might help make the process easier.

Auto
by JStrout
6 years ago
Replacing an Exhaust Riser on a Budget

You can do many of your own repairs on your boat to save money. Here's a description of how we built a new riser from galvanized pipes.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
What Happens if You Don't File a U.S. Federal Tax Return

Not filing a tax return is illegal and will lead to a lot of headaches, and paying out a lot more money than you would have if you had just filed.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
A Few Things I Accidentally Did Right In My Youth

Small decisions when you're young can have a big effect on your life when you're old. Take some time to figure out how to make the best choices.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Starting Your Backyard Chickens from Chicks

You can raise chicks to adulthood in your house or backyard. It isn't hard, and this article should tell you everything you need to know to get started.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
The Loss of Civility Through the Anonymous Internet

A computer screen seems to prompt many people toss all that cooperativity that they tried to teach us in kindergarten and instead behave like an ass. Is this the new way of things in this internet age? Is being connected allowing us to disconnect from our humanity?

History
by JStrout
6 years ago
Origins of Common Words and Phrases

Interesting origins of words and phrases that we use every day.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Signing Up For A MOOC

Signing up for free education has never been easier. Explore your options for taking a MOOC through any of the three big providers; Coursera, Udacity, and EdX.

Health
by JStrout
6 years ago
Is Salt a Culprit in Autoimmune Disease?

Recent studies suggest that salt may be one component of the autoimmune response in genetically susceptible individuals.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Selling Textbooks Online, What Worked For Me

Many options exist for reselling used textbooks. Four options are discussed, including three online choices.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Producing Good Writing

The glut of information available online, and the ease of inadvertently reproducing bad writing mean that more care must be taken when writing online submissions.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Five Awesome Festivals on the Olympic Peninsula

Leave the city behind and spend your summer having some serious fun on the Olympic Peninsula. These five great festivals provide a nice interlude between hikes through the National Forest.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Living on Unemployment

Being unemployed isn't easy. It takes planning and hard work to control you finances and your emotion. Here are a few tips to help you through the process.

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