10 DIY Upcycled Fire Pits

Awesome up cycled fire pit ideas

Trash Backwards Blog

By Liesl Clark

Seems the latest craze is repurposing metal things into fire pits. Here’s a list of some of the most innovative ones we could find:

1) Metal Wheelbarrow Fire Pit: If you’ve got a metal one that’s broken down, try to turn it into a fire pit. It’ll look cool in your back yard.

2) Washing Machine Drum Fire Pit: Our app users love this. Next time someone you know is getting rid of their washing machine, ask for the drum inside. They make beautiful fire pits.

3) Paver Brick Fire Pit: Brick and concrete pavers make easy fire pit insulation material. There are many tutorials to find on the web for these homemade fire rings.

4) Wash Pail Fire Pit: A metal wash pail can work as a fire pit. Just be sure that if it’s galvanized you give plenty of time for…

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Picture of the Day: Sailor-Themed CT Scanner for Kids

Anything to make this experience better for a child. Heck I hope when I need one its this cool.





new york presbyterian childrens hopsital ct scanner pirate sailor themed (2)
new york presbyterian childrens hopsital ct scanner pirate sailor themed (1)


Located at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, is this pirate/sailor themed CT Scanner to help put children to ease and make them feel like they’re sailing the high seas.

The institution is one of the biggest children’s hospitals in the country and the only one in Manhattan. According to BuzzFeed, NewYork-Presbyterian has about 200 inpatients per day, treating about 150 kids each day in the pediatric emergency room.

For more photos and information, see the original article on BuzzFeed.





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Michigan and Other Places

Subtle Intelligence

With all the news about the bankruptcy, I’ve been thinking about Detroit lately.  Actually, more accurately, I’m trying not to think about Detroit.

I’m not from Detroit, but since living overseas I find myself identifying with the city and claiming it as my own; to me, it has come to represent Michigan as a whole, and my home.  I used to be excited to read about Detroit on the rare occasion it popped up in the news, but these days I cringe when I see a headline and immediately turn elsewhere.  What Detroit is going through pains me.

The news is reporting what I’ve been aware of anecdotally — Michigan is dying, almost dead in fact, and on life-support.  I’m often nostalgic for my home, but what I miss doesn’t exist anymore.  I used to go home to visit a multitude of friends and family, but if I were to…

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True true

Saint Iscariot

In the interest of brevity
Can you grasp the severity
Will hate cast off sincerity
Or will love reckon this irregularity

The world is viewed
As night and day
Forgetting when it rains
The sky turns gray
Forgetting when it rains
The rainbow plays

In order to be yourself
You need to see yourself
In order to free yourself
You need to find yourself

Self is the battle
Most worth waging
Cursed as the womb
When black and white
Will not bloom

In the process of evolving
Chaos compounds revolving

What is flesh but a cage
To bind you – Bruise you
Divide – Then conquer you
What is flesh but a cage
Don’t get lost in all the rage

Love is so simple
Have we lost the basics
Love can be so regretful
If we neglect the basics

It’s the internal
Which sows infernal
The invisible reaping
In our…

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