Last week I lost my grandmother, the matriarch of the Levensailor family. She was 35 years a widow.

Isn’t that something?

She wasn’t the typical grandmother, or mother from what I hear. I remember her letting me drive her BMW, at 13, in the country club parking lot. One time…

1987–1991 Ford F150 (Eighth Generation)

1980 Toyota 4x4 Hilux Pickup


some bacon or country ham

1 green bell pepper

1 white onion

1 green onion aka scallions

2 cloves garlic

Bob’s Red Mill Grits

butter (for the grits)

some flour

tomato paste

chicken stock



substitutions: if you don’t drink you can sub red wine or white vinegar…

finished product


  • mason jars with lids
  • graham crackers
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • your favorite brandy or cognac
  • 2.5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. whole fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 c sour cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs


combine crushed…

Inspired by all the talk about Quentin Tarantino’s top movie list, and the unexpected films he included, I decided to make my own list :

#1 Lawless (2012)

John Hillcoat, Nick Cave (Aussies)

Shia LeBeuof, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman

Based on the book “The Wetting County…

.. and a song to get you started

#1 The War On Drugs — Lost In a Dream (2014)

While 2017’s “A Deeper Understanding” won a Grammy, the prior album was better. With modern recording techniques, DAWs and autotune, there is a longing for something human and just a little…

caps lock mutes microphone

If you’re like me, you have a ton of conference calls, and if you aren’t a complete noob, you have yourself on mute when you don’t need to talk. The problem is hunting for the mute button and no visibility when you are “on air”

For this I use Push…

Jeff Levensailor

Software Developer, Engineer, Builder of things

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