Kenneth Tucker

...a hermit iconoclast

The Franklin stove

The Franklin Stove

Cool air enters the baffle through a duct under the floor. Smoke exits through a U-shaped duct in the floor. It was intended to produce more heat and less smoke than an ordinary open fireplace. Franklin refused to patent his stove, thereby making the Franklin stove design one of the earliest examples of opensource. January 20, 2018

Benjamin Franklin's autobiography is considered one of the best if not the best autobiography ever written. Franklin's rise from humble origins outlined in his autobiograhpy is the standard by which all self help books should be measured.


Kenneth Tucker


Whenever there is beauty there is ugliness. Whenever there is good there is bad. Long and short complete each other. High and low support each other. Difficult and easy need each other. Sound and silence fulfill each other. Front and back follow each other. Form and space shape each other. Life and death give birth to each other. Manifestations and Mystery come from the same source.

Tao Te Ching
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