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The Treasure Room

There’s a room in the house I don’t often talk about. Years ago, I used to call it the “tool room”, but, as it turns…

February 14, 2016 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

Adventures in Beekeeping: Thermal Imaging & Winter Update

I have to say that 2015 was filled with all kinds of awesome, but one of my very favorite things about last year was the…

February 11, 2016 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

Wood & Pipe Wall Shelves for the Laundry Room

Let’s just go ahead and add this to the list of Things I Should Have Done Four Years Ago But Didn’t Because I Like My…

February 10, 2016 | 22 Comments | Read the Full Article

Then & Now: 2012 – 2016

Turns out that yesterday was the four-year anniversary of a huge and unexpected change in my life plans. Stumbling upon this property when and how…

February 7, 2016 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Comfort Zones & Cameras in my Face

I wonder how many times in the last 11-ish years–and 1050 posts– I’ve started out by saying, “Holy shit, I’m exhausted.” I don’t know the answer…

February 3, 2016 | 49 Comments | Read the Full Article

Typing Something Fantastic

No joke, guys… right now there are four people staring at my face as I type this. Roberto– creative direcor/editor/chief-in-charge-of-telling-me-to-do-things-just-one-more-time (it’s never just one more…

January 31, 2016 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Laundry Room Progress

“Laundry Room Progress.” Literally the most boring title I’ve come up with in a decade of writing this website. But let me just say this……

January 27, 2016 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

First Things First…ish?

I’m not sure where to start with all of my current and upcoming projects… let’s just say that 2016 is setting out to be both…

January 23, 2016 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

Well Hello, 2016

I love the philosophical side of starting a new year. Blank slate, new list of things to tackle, the holidays usually give me a little…

January 10, 2016 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

2015: The Best Year Yet

Here’s something I’ve never said before: 2015 was the best year yet. Yeah. True story. The fun thing about having eleven whole years of my life documented on…

January 3, 2016 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Holiday Traditions and the Winter List

Whoa, hey, Christmas came and went in the blink of an eye this year, and I barely had enough time to force the donkeys to dress…

December 28, 2015 | 11 Comments | Read the Full Article

Team Build: Modern-Industrial Work Tables (For Our Actual Work)

You might have been wondering if I do anything other than talking about all kinds of philosophical and intense shit these days, which… fair. The…

December 12, 2015 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Hoarfrost

Yeah, it sounds like something from Lord of the Rings (and, frankly, it’s been feeling pretty Middle-Earth-ish around here for the last week, so that’s…

December 6, 2015 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Wherein I Didn’t Lose Inches and Gained Perspective

This post started off as a Facebook update… At first I was going to make a quick comment about something that happened to me at…

December 3, 2015 | 104 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Gradual Shifting of Everything

Just before I started this post I sat down at my workbench in my office (odd in-and-of-itself because I haven’t spent more than fifteen consecutive…

November 24, 2015 | 34 Comments | Read the Full Article