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December 2009

December 24, 2009

Very Groovy Site for Us Toolish Types - Curbly DIY Design Community

via www.curbly.com

Many tantalizing projects at this well-executed site. Quirky and delicious. OH, you'll have fun.

December 16, 2009

Swine of the Times - Why a healthy immune system starts at the hardware store

Swine of the Times - Homes-Extra.ca

Here's a new article I wrote about reducing your chances of getting Swine Flu or any other winter malady.  It's a little more serious than usual, but I still got a couple of jokes in.

December 05, 2009

ToolGirl in the News Thanks to Journalist Alex Newman


Such a nice article in The Star today.  Thanks to Alex Newman for pulling so many crazy details together and making me sound like I have a coherent plan in life!

December 04, 2009

Gifts for Handy AND Unhandy People

The able crew at Breakfast Television Toronto

If you're looking for those wacky yet awesome gifts I brought in to Breakfast Television this morning you'll find 'em online at HomeStars.

See Mag's list at HomeStars

December 01, 2009

Sugru: Cool New Polymer Fixes and Sticks to Pretty Much Everything

via www.boingboing.net

Okay, this is the mind-blowing plasticoid compound I've been waiting for ever since I busted my first pair of sunglasses in '86.

I'm ordering some Sugru to try.  It looks like it has a pretty short working time, but I'm guessing it could replace duct tape as the adhesive device of choice for the modern handyperson.


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Mag's Books

  • : We're All In This Together

    We're All In This Together
    Based on four years of interviews with Steve Smith, Mag's unconventional biography reveals the personal stories, sorrows and joys that continue to inspire the man behind the Red Green legacy.

  • : How Hard Can It Be?

    How Hard Can It Be?
    Mag's quirky and entertaining book of home improvement projects for beginners.

Nota Bene

  • It’s never too late to be who you might have been. - George Eliot (1819-1880)
  • Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. - My fortune cookie