Insulating a Brick House in Arizona

It's challenging to insulate a flat roof, brick house built in the sixties. Just take my word for it. There is no attic to fill with batts of insulation, and there is no gap between the external walls and the inside dry wall to stuff with insulation. (the dry wall is just glued to the … Continue reading Insulating a Brick House in Arizona

Holidays and Home Improvement at Our House – 2020

When you look forward to a bathroom remodel more than Christmas, you have reached adulthood. Or you have bought a fixer upper.

Solar – Yes or No

Is solar worth the investment? Can you save on your electric bill with solar? It's a bit more complicated than that. Read on...

Keeping Your Cool in Tucson

There's more to keeping a home in Tucson comfortable than a great big HVAC unit. Better windows can make all the difference and don't have to break the bank.

Why is LindleyKarstens.com a Chinese Gambling Site?

About twenty years ago I purchased my name as a domain name. It's an unusual name. Who would want it? I built a web site revolving around my art work and my thoughts on art, and (briefly) breathing and freeform dance as moving meditation. I didn't update it a lot. In fact, when my Dell … Continue reading Why is LindleyKarstens.com a Chinese Gambling Site?

Arriving in Tucson

We left Modesto, CA at 7:30am on October 14th. Handing cash to a house cleaner to scrub the old place for the new owners, Kim in the driver's seat of a 26 foot truck with her opinionated Shih Tzu, Yoshi. I drove our car with the Redhead (our orange cat) and our Chihuahua mix, Toto. … Continue reading Arriving in Tucson

The Long Long Road to Tucson

Well, it's been a while since my last post. A lot happened in 2019. I got laid off. I broke my ankle while landscaping our back yard in preparation for selling the house. We put the house on the market. The house was broken into. In the process they destroyed the flooring in a small … Continue reading The Long Long Road to Tucson

Travel with Dogs

Follow my friend Bruce's blog about travelling with his insanely photogenic dog Luca from California to Canada

Bonvoy, Mergers & Corporate Culture

When is a Marriott 'Bonvoy' property not going to give you the experience their frequent members are accustomed to? A bit on my experience in the post Marriott-Ritz Carlton merger world.

An Ode to the Barcelona Metro

On this 4th of July I have a wide range of thoughts on travel and I promise I'll share them, but first a bit of an apology. I know I've been gone for a while. My wife and I went to Spain for 3 weeks. The day after I returned my employer of 14 years … Continue reading An Ode to the Barcelona Metro