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I'm here to help you fall asleep, one instruction manual at a time. Each episode features a full read through of the instructions of everyday products like toilets, typewriters, board games, with the occasional food package thrown in for good measure.

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Pour a Perfect Concrete Slab

Apr 24 • 35:55

The show returns with a topic near and dear to my heart: pouring a concrete slab, or driveway. I hail from a long line of brick masons and have poured many a driveway and basement. Whether helpful to aid in your sleep or DIY house needs, I hope you enjoy. ...

Crosley Record Player

Feb 14 • 29:36

I spent all day Saturday cleaning the house and listening to the sweet sounds coming from my Crosley Record Player. That's all the inspiration I needed for this week's episode. I hope you can find the time to put on your favorite music and relax and have fun like I did. Enjoy!...

Super Bowl Sunday Recipe Extravaganza!

Feb 7 • 34:25

It's not Super Bowl Sunday without an endless supply of delicious snacks. Numerous recipes are covered, from deviled eggs to chicken wings to winter sangria. It might be best to listen on a full stomach. Enjoy!...

Campfires and S'mores

Jan 31 • 34:21

A recent trip to North Georgia led to a cold night, a warm fire, and tasty s'mores. Thus, an inspired look into building various types of campfires effectively and efficiently, and once the fire's going, cooking the perfect s'more. Enjoy!...

Sleep and the Theories of Its Causes (FLASHBACK)

Jan 24 • 28:14


Sanus Full-Motion Wall Mount

Jan 17 • 33:54

Whether you're binging another TV series, catching up on old movies, or watching the NFL playoffs, it's a joy to do it on a mounted TV. I mounted my TV a few months back and have been meaning to feature the manual from my Sanus Full-Motion Wall Mount. The time has come. Enjoy!...

Balance Basic Body Composition Scale

Jan 10 • 30:32
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The calendar flips to 2021 and health resolutions abound. While I do believe in a year-long focus on health, I'm like plenty of others who slack from time to time during the year, notably from mid-November through December. Therefore, when I glanced down in my bathroom and thought of a recent attempt at capturing my goals for the year, I realized the perfect manual was sta...

Scientific American Supplement, Architects and Builders Edition: Selected Readings

Jan 3 • 54:42

I have forever been fascinated and entertained by the buiding process. This Scientific American Supplement, Architects and Builders Edition, shares many examples of construction from the late 1800s. I've selected and read several of them for a sleep aid and your listening pleasure. Enjoy!...

Prime Rib & Ginger Molasses Cookie Recipes

Dec 28 • 35:12

You didn't think I'd close out the end of 2020 without sharing some favorite recipes did you? Not a chance. Listen in to learn about cooking a Prime Rib Roast and follow it up with a delicious Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookie (or ten). Happy Holidays! Sleep tight! ...


Dec 23 • 24:21

As I return from time spent home for the holidays, I smile at instant memories of playing Sorry! (and coming in 2nd place :) ) with my family. There's nothing better than laughs and cherished time with all of them. So, due to travels, I bring to you the intsructions of still one of my favorite board games of all time. Happy holidays!...

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