Hi! – Most of you know me as somewhat opinionated and so I’m making it official. Welcome to “TOMSOPINION.COM”
I’ve had this blog for a while now and, although not widely read, it has developed a small following. I like to try and find really good stuff and comment on it. Good food, household items that really work well and last long, and some hobby type pursuits. If you like it, tell your friends. NOW!
You’ll see my not-so-humble opinions on many of my favorite subjects including, but not limited to, Food, Bicycles, Technology, Cars, and Fixing Stuff.
Not so much about Women, Politics, Religion, and the other 3rd rail topics of the world. You can scroll down through the start of all the articles, or click some of the New and Update links below.
WHAT’S NEW –
I will try and add pointers to major changes right here once a month. This will let you go directly to the new stuff without having to search or wonder what’s changed.
Also, please read the “Disclaimer” CLICK HERE (or scroll down a couple of posts).
A whole new section on all my bicycle projects is now done. Click on the page heading on the right side index of the front page. Enjoy if you are into old iron.
The Schwinn Twinn Tandem is finally finished. A detailed account is in the “Bicycle” page. Scroll down to the pictures of the Yellow Tandem and read about it.
Oh Boy! I had a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Casa Grande. Hint: I flew! Read about it HERE.
Some comments on Russian Hackers, and some advice for you too…… CLICK HERE.
A recipe for a super-easy and terrific homemade mustard has engaged my affections. Read the story and recipe HERE.
I have added a new recipe for cooked oatmeal! (What? eeeew!) As they say, “Don’t knock it, ’till you’ve tried it!” Click HERE. No, really, you will be pleasantly surprised. Go ahead, DO IT! (It has nice pictures.)
We finally completed our 7 month house painting project, and now I have a detailed and hopefully educational and informative post about it! With little exception we worked on it almost every day for 3-6 hours and now it’s completely finished. It was more of a “surface restoration” than just a paint job, with wood parts needing replacement and much stripping and sanding and priming and caulking and puttying before we could apply color. Well, it’s done, and HERE is the whole long story!
There is a new toy in my vehicle collection, but the “price” was too high. Read the bittersweet story HERE.
Recent Updates :
I added a new restoration to the old Schwinn’s article – 1979 Continental II. To see a few pictures and the description click HERE and scroll down to the Update.
I updated my Windows 10 experience, and deleted all the really old news from the start of the “Insider” program. Plus a minor “rant”… HERE
I have a really simple new recipe for pork shoulder made in a slow cooker that, with a little extra effort makes its own BBQ sauce at the end. I just made this recipe for the 4th or 5th time and have changed a few of the seasonings and spices and their proportions as of 9/30/16! It’s even better now! How? Click HERE
Most of the pictures are “clickable” for a much bigger, more detailed picture if you like. Enjoy!
I have allowed the option for readers to comment on most of the articles. Just click on the heading of any post or click “continue reading —>” and it will take you to that post’s page where you can add your comments at the end.