Read a Classic online

Looking for a book to read online? Check out The books offered are basically in the public forum but if its a classic and you haven’t read it before, this is a great site to find it.

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New page featuring Cuyahoga Falls Black Tiger 7th grade Boys Basketball

Jump over the basketball page and check out the games being played by the 7th graders. Haven’t won a game yet, but still fun to watch.


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First Scrimmage for the 7th Grade CF Boys Basketball

David plays in the first scrimmage of the year for the Cuyahoga Falls Black Tigers 7th Grade Boys Basketball team. Continue reading

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Learning SSH by solving puzzles

Was browsing the net trying to find something to occupy my time and found this site that lets you learn ‘ssh’ while solving puzzles.  Check and start the recommended bandit wargame, and see how far you get.  Google becomes a close friend as you try to get through each level.  What will happen is you will learn the command line, and the how to use ssh to secure your communications.  Hope you have fun and learn a bit of something new.


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Daniel is Awarded Outstanding Individual for Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday night Daniel was awarded, Outstanding Individual for Jazz Ensemble.  Pictured here with his Band Director Brandon DuVall.  A great night of great music from all the bands.   What a proud and happy looking young man.  Click here for a video link to the Jazz Ensemble.

Daniel and His Band Director Brandon Duvall

Daniel was awarded the Outstanding Individual for Jazz ensemble-May 12, 2015. Seen here after the Ceremony with his Band Director Brandon DuVall.

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Today More Than 9th Grade.

Today my Son started High School in 9th Grade.  Along with that he started taking College Credit courses. He enrolled at Stark State and was accepted in the spring.   Here he is taking a seat in front of the college sign where he is enrolled.  I couldn’t be prouder.  What a bright and intelligent young man.  Best of luck and today is his first day of making it all count.

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Day before High School begins for Daniel he takes a sit down at the college he will be earning credits for.

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Bolich Middle School Jazz Band

Great group of kids getting an early jump on playing jazz as a dedicated jazz band.  Check them out here on Youtube!  This was recorded at Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, for the Bolich Middle school Spring Concert, 2014.  What a great job they all did.  What a fantastic job by the Band director Miss Amy Wooley.  Lets remember they are still in Middle School and have only been practicing as a Jazz band for a few months a few times a week prior to this concert.  The only one here with all the experience is the Drummer and the director.


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What Movie to Watch Tonight?

Heard about a movie you want to watch?  Maybe a friend told you about this great movie he watched a few years ago that might be something you would be interested in.  Where do you start?  You could put some leg work into this and hit all the rental stores in town.  Or you could check out the library.  My local library does have a decent collection, but you usually have to get on a waiting list for the newest titles. Then you could decide to try the Internet; Amazon, Netflix, Google Play, etc.

Since you are on the Internet, save Continue reading

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No-Salt Seasoning

I stated in an earlier post that I would post this no-salt seasoning mix. My wife put this together to allow me to season food without any added salt. I have been really cutting back on eating junk food, processed food, salt, wheat, legumes and sweets. Basically I have eliminated them from my diet.

I hardly used salt to begin with, but after reading labels I found I was eating way too much unseen salt. So now I prepare roughly 95% of my food.� To add some extra flavor, I reach for an old seasoning jar my wife has filled with a pretty tasty blend of powders and herbs. So without much further adieu here is the recipe.

My Wife’s No-Salt Seasoning

  • 5 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbs Paprika (just the normal stuff not the hot Hungarian)
  • 1 Tbs ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seeds
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme

Mix together and store in an airtight container.� Use in place of table salt.

I put it on food just before cooking but not as an ingredient.� Basically don’t add it to a recipe in place of actual salt.� When a recipe calls for salt, I just omit the salt.� I tend to use this as someone would when sitting down at the table after dishing up their meal.� I also put it on top of baked foods to add flavor such as my Paleo Asparagus.

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Choosing a Razor

What a chore it was to shave. I say, was, because the task has become a bit less chore like. I recently purchased a new safety razor and the difference it has made is tremendous. I used many of the multi-blade styles from all the manufactures for a long time. I stopped at the 3 blade style and with the costs of replacement cartridges I had to find a different solutions. I read a lot of articles on the subject of shaving. One in particular, Learn to Shave Like Your Grandpa, put me on the hunt for a “Safety Razor.”� I could not find a safety razor anywhere, and the closest place was about 40 miles away in an upscale mall.� A friend finally offered to give me one to try that they had extra. I eagerly took it home and cleaned it up.

My first attempts were not as successful as I was hoping it would of been.� My shave was close and in some spots real close, as in cuts and blood close.� I learned how to use this razor and suffered nicks and some gashes, until I became an expert of the contours of my own face.� I dealt with this razor for many years until the blade need another changing and I couldn’t open it.� This razor opened butterfly style and it just would not open.� I had to take 2 sets of pliers to get it open and the razor this time suffered and was in disrepair.� Back to disposable until I found a replacement.� I read many reviews and decided on a Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor.

When it arrived I had already shaved that day so I would have to wait until the next day. Not very often do I want my beard to grow fast but that night I was looking forward to having some stubble to slay in the morning. The next morning I soaked my face under the hot shower for enough time to get the stubble nice and soft and ready for a close shave. I applied the lather via a brush and Glycerin Soap. Took out the razor and took the first stroke. At first I thought it might be defective and the blade wasn’t sticking far enough past the safety/guide bar. I rubbed the spot I just pulled the razor though and it was SMOOTH. Wow kinda smooth. I kept shaving and checking until I finished and then rinsed off. Again I ran my hand across my chin and it was the best shave I ever had. I highly recommend giving a safety razor a try. I have now been using the Merkur for a few months and currently using the Wilkinson Sword Double Edge single Razor Cartridge, 5 blades. Not only will you get a great shave, but you will also save money in the long run.

Check out the “Art of Manliness” website for other manly discussions and how-tos. If you know of some good sites related to shaving, comment here I would love to read them.

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