Tom Alphin

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The National Park Checklist

I worked on Amy’s birthday present for about a week, using source material from the National Park Service to create a detailed map and checklist of the 58 National Parks administered by the National Park...

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The story behind the glossy National Park Brochures

In traveling parts of the United States during the family road trips of my teenage years, the maps and brochures from the National Parks were always interesting to me.  They were of consistently high quality, contained...

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The History of the National Park Service

I love the National Park Service.  The locations they administer are almost always of great natural beauty or historical interest, and the facilities they administer within their parks are well managed, clean, and informative. ...

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The $ of Food

As my wife called out in her blog today, we bought a ton of local produce at the farmer’s market and we are in the process of converting it into frozen pasta sauces and soups for...

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Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

I finished reading the book ‘Animal, Vegetable, Miracle’ a few days ago, one of things which inspired me to increase our garden from five 4’x4′ vegetable garden beds to eight.   The three new beds are...

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Sporadic musings by a guy with a computer

I am trying a new blog with a less clear focus. My prior efforts at http://ghettohardware.com were inconsistent at best. We did a little better with our wedding blog at http://amyandtom.net, but needless to...