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Updated on January 25, 2021 in General Stuff
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So I’m relaxing here with my wife and my wife starts the free trial of Discovery+ (Mike Rowe, one of my heroes, has a new show there starting sometime soon) and we stumble across Ben’s Workshop. It’s Ben Napier from the show home remodeling show that he does with his wife Erin called Hometown that we love. He’s a woodworker and invites cool people into his shop and they make furniture and chat in their little town of Laurel, MS that then gets donated around town.

Seriously.

So far he’s had Martina Navritolova, Scott Kelly, and young country singer whose name escapes me, and a comedian/electrical engineer from Detroit named Loni Love.

Damn this is cool.

 
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Everything local is more appealing: gardening, craft, arts, social gatherings.  There’s a lesson there.

I suppose if someone grew up in NYC he’d go nuts in small town Mississippi, but if I had to pick one or the other and stay there the rest of my life, yeah, small town, preferably southern.  

Did he and Martina make a tennis racket?  

WELL, IT’S POSSIBLE!!!

 

 

 

on January 24, 2021

How could I forget to mention air quality?  

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No. Martina’s become a woodworker. So they made a bench for the local tennis courts. Painted it Wimbledon green. And talked about her career and defection.

Then the guy pulled out 2 old wooden racquets (the clamp thing on the heads were inspiration for the bench design) and tried desperately to return a couple of her serves.

Seriously fascinating without being schmaltzy. And someone I grew up watching back in the day before tabloid life was even a thing.

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I gotta check this out.

Step One is figuring out how to get Discovery Plus. I assume Step Two will be easy.

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And just for fun I binge watched the entire season 1 of Mike Rowe’s new show “Six Degrees”, kind of a play on six degrees of Kevin Bacon. And that’s very cool. Mike says “Dirty Jobs” was a loving homage to his grandfather who built houses without having plans. This show is a loving homage to his Dad, a history teacher. It chooses two seemingly disconnected things and bounces through connections to tie them together.

Like a guy who becomes a garbage man in 1900-ish San Francisco and a photograph from the Hubble telescope of the Big Bang.

Again, just the coolest thing and quite entertaining.

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