Straight Dope

The collected thoughts of Bongs For Steve author I J Baker, and others.

What’s so great about the Multistrada 1200s?

What’s so great about the Multistrada 1200s?

The way it shrinks for sports riding, and grips at the front. And how well it works as a tourer for two. I prefer the 2012 model, and that’s why I have one.
Is a Rancilio Silvia the best home espresso machine?

Is a Rancilio Silvia the best home espresso machine?

So you’ve been dreaming of replacing your Silvia with a bigger, better coffee machine. How much difference would that make to your caffeine-infused life?
How a career editor treated my novel

How a career editor treated my novel

I placed my debut novel in the hands of an editor with long experience at an excellent publisher. What changes would he recommend?
Encourage your sons to cook

Encourage your sons to cook

Mastery in the kitchen is a superpower for men even more than for women, and it nourishes the inner man as much as it delights his companions.
Add the bucket list to the chuck-it list: It never made sense

Add the bucket list to the chuck-it list: It never made sense

Is there ever a better time than now to begin doing what you want most to do?
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