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To The Kids in Room 1554

A good friend of mine recently asked me to come speak to her class of college freshmen about, well, life. Specifically about how I chose…

Tile Progress, New Tools, and Ridiculous Headgear

Well, okay, so last week wasn’t my week for making progress on the actual tiling portion of the upstairs bathroom. The first time I wrote…

Downtime & Other Real Things

The thing I worry about most as a person who has been telling stories on the the internet for the past decade is… well, actually,…

February 21, 2015 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Upstairs Bathroom Progress: The Part Where It Gets Better

Here is one of the truths we hold to be self-evident about home renovation… that shit is going to get worse before it gets better….

February 16, 2015 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Definition of Unfinished

This is the current state of my indoor workbench… It’s a pretty good metaphor for my life. Little bit of awesome, lot unfinished… I used…

February 12, 2015 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

Upstairs Bathroom Progress: The Beer Edition

I’d like to make a public service announcement about sanding ceiling drywall without wearing safety glasses… Don’t. Also, the t-shirt-as-a-dust-mask is not recommended, but it…

February 8, 2015 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Really Good Day

Yesterday was a really good day. Which may seem weird, because I woke up to two feet of snow blocking my driveway. My heat went…

February 3, 2015 | 27 Comments | Read the Full Article

2014 Lessons Learned: Farm Edition

I know we’re at the tail end of January already, but I’m still just kind of easing myself in to the new year. I’ve got…

January 28, 2015 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Bird A Day

For some reason I’ve put up a hoover-dam sized mental block about installing the tile board up in the upstairs bathroom. Because god forbid I…

January 22, 2015 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Well, That Looks Like Something I Could’ve Built

Okay, so, listen… yes. Of all the millions of things in the world I could build, this bed is on the list… I mean, it’s…

January 19, 2015 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

2014 Lessons Learned: The Garden Edition

I miss my garden so hard right now, you guys. When the temps in Michigan start getting down to, oh, a million degrees below zero,…

January 13, 2015 | 38 Comments | Read the Full Article

Cantaloupes Do Not Have Legs (And Other Reasons You Can’t Kill a Good Story)

So, it’s not unusual that whole things go on in the big wide world of the internet without me really knowing about it. Most of…

January 5, 2015 | 52 Comments | Read the Full Article

2014: A Bigass List and Other Philosophical Things

Actually, that was a lie. There are no philosophical things in this post. This is mostly just a token update about how I checked all…

January 3, 2015 | 22 Comments | Read the Full Article

On Never Growing Up

You might be under the impression that I am, in fact, a responsible adult. Which is fair… I’ve been under that same impression since the…

December 28, 2014 | 28 Comments | Read the Full Article

What Stubborn Kids Get for Christmas

Yeah, yeah, we all know that nice kids get presents and naughty kids get coal, but nobody ever tells you what stubborn kids get for…

December 27, 2014 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article