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 –
After a two-year long battle to save my little town from becoming just another storage lot for all manner of recreational vehicles, trucks, buses, and boats, my efforts paid off. Our City Council ultimately voted to tighten the Zoning Code regarding the storage of these kinds of vehicle in rear and side yards of residential properties. I left the articles for historical purposes. If you are interested, look for the list of categories in the right column of the home page and click on “Zoning”. It’s long and boring.
I have added an article about a surprising find in the jug of Maple Syrup in the pantry – it’s not good. Click HERE!
I updated the Bicycle Page (see “Other Pages” on the right side of the home page) with a recently completed Schwinn Varsity that is 54 years old and looks like new. And, it was mostly restored by my neighbor’s 15 year-old daughter as a High School independent study project! You do have to scroll down the page a bit, as it is a more recent acquisition. You can click HERE!
There is a new post all about my nearly year-long journey to rediscover my music collection. It is so long that it has its own page. Look to the right on this page for “Sound Practices” Under OTHER PAGES. Or, Click HERE!
Two More blog posts concerned with the audiophile hobby have been added. The first reviews numerous exceptional recordings and how they can be used to evaluate and tune an audiophile system installation. It is called “Musical Bits” and can be found by clicking HERE!
The other new post takes on the controversial subject of digital vs. vinyl and my opinions on the matter. Titled “Squiggles or Pits?” it can be found by clicking HERE!
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).
After receiving a chatty email from the criminally negligent Equifax, I replied asking for some real relief. I suggest you do it too. HERE
A long, boring, and informative article regarding the Equifax Data Breach scandal. Sorry about the length, but please read it for own protection. Click HERE. I updated the very end regarding the newest Tax scam.
Another rant on computer and data privacy. Nothing is sacred. Please read it HERE.
I commented on a recent Aston Martin article and on its relationship to what I do. It’s an opinion piece. Imagine that. CLICK!
We had a little dinner party and my doctored hummus was a hit. The recipe is a CLICK away.
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. New bikes are added as I complete them, so this article is ever changing.
I just updated and added to this article about 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.)
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.
The Bicycle page changes as I add new bikes. If you have read it, scroll to the end for anything new, as that’s where I add stuff.
Most of the pictures are “clickable” for a much bigger, more detailed picture if you like. Enjoy!