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Great Idea, Mediocre Execution, May 25, 2009
I had such high hopes for this vest. It's such a great idea, a vest that can hold everything. And I loved it for awhile. I wore it everyday, keeping all my important stuff on me: cell phone, mp3 player, pocket items, pens, even a book. It was great.
But, the thing is ridiculously warm. Another review said it was unbearable when the temperature was over 70, and I have to agree. The quality was also less than good; lot's of shedding from threads, and the zipper broke. They were willing to let me send it back to them to get it fixed, but it's been over two months and I still don't have my vest. Customer service is friendly, but useless: I was told that there was no way to… Read more
The best way to describe the book is "reorientation." Rod, a conservative Roman Catholic, has done just that: he took a step back, reaffirmed his faith, and reoriented his life around his faith. The results were a bit surprising. But the first step is orientation (or reorientation, as the case might be): Rod argues that a return to metaphysics is in order, especially if that metaphysics is an orthodox religion. An orthodox religion, broadly speaking, is one that promotes virtue and the virtuous life; thus, in a way, we have a return to the more ancient view of living well. It is this proper orientation (virtue through faith) that leads Rod (and others like him) to be both crunchy and… Read more
I bought this pump with the intent of maintaining the tire pressure. When I finally figured out how to manage the pump head, it ended up completely deflating my tires. The pum doesn't form any kind of seal whatsoever; so, every bit of air you push in gets pushed right back out again. Big waste of money; lucky it was so cheap.