Category Archives: Stories

Turning Feline

As much as our two cats annoy me at times, I have realized that I am becoming somewhat like them. How’s that you might be thinking? Here’s the typical situation: one of the cats is in my home office on … Continue reading

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Where did 2011 go?

Where did the year go?! As it has been said, “the days are long but the years are short.” I can barely think of what I made this year aside from my Roubo workbench and my small contribution to the … Continue reading

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Open letter to all Red Oak Trees

Dear Red Oak Trees, I think I owe you an apology. As you may or may not know, last June I received a call from a lady who told me that one of your brethren had fallen as a result … Continue reading

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Literary Convergence in Woodworking!

Literary convergence. Yup, that’s what it was. Basically, for some strange reason, my dining room table book, my bedside table book, my “sit down” reading material, and now a woodworking show all managed to converge on one related topic. I … Continue reading

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Dear diary

Dear Secret Diary, (read in the voice of David Sedaris)  <very funny link> I can’t decide which is more pathetic, the fact that a forty-seven year old man secretly relishes birthday money, or the fact that I still need it! … Continue reading

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Not everyone is a winner

After reading my blog yesterday, my wife suggested I write about why woodworking is a good skill for children. Why? Because it teaches them about hard work, problems, set-backs, and sometimes failure, and that’s okay. Not everyone is winner, not everyone is … Continue reading

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