Synchronizing the lights. It’s all about the music!

    From the September 2010 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Lyman Rate. In an earlier issue of PlanetChristmas magazine, I talked…

    So I’ve been bad. What’s up with the lump of coal as a present?

    There was a pervasive belief in the mid 19th century that if you were poor it was because you or…

    Chewy oatmeal Cookies with chocolate, cherries, and toffee bits.

    From an older Martha Stewart recipe but a favorite Ingredients • 1 1/2 cups flour, sifted • 1 teaspoon baking…

    Zot! Don’t mess with electricity ’cause it can kill you!

     In February, 1996, a person high on PCP was trying to kill himself. This being toward the end of the…

    Off-the-shelf solutions for great light shows with music.

    Ready to computerize your display but don’t want the hassle of building your own control hardware or software? There are…

    Imagine building a Christmas train for your display!

    by Mike Shimko Nothing can beat step by step pictures and instructions. Here goes! 1 Begin with the Railroad Crossing.…

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    Until Christmas

    (the most magical day of the year)

    Until the Reveal

    (typically just after Thanksgiving)

    Now this is a light show!


    What an Outdoor Display!

    Silent Monks Singing