On 32 Years

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Let me start by asking, did anyone have the year they thought they would? Was anyone able to find peace in the year they ended up with? Would it surprise you to hear that while I didn’t have the year I had planned for, I still very much felt at peace with the past year? […]

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Ten Years

Blog, Peace Corps

Ten years. Let that sink in. Where were you ten years ago? What were you getting ready to do? Can you even imagine? Any given day, I couldn’t tell you without looking it up. But today I know. Today I know that ten years ago, I was leaving to forever change who I was. I […]

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My CNC

Blog, Woodworking

For years I have wanted to have a CNC (computer numerical control) router to play with and cut fun things with. For a period of time, I thought the MaslowCNC would be my entry into the world of computerized making. I even bought one and set it up but ran into a few issues (configuring […]

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Ellie’s Christmas Gift 2019

Blog, Gardening, Living Room, Woodworking

In the Rocky Mountains, on a clear September day that I had a moment of clarity–I knew exactly what I was going to make Ellie for Christmas that year. In my mind, I had a perfect visual and wished I had brought along a notebook so I could quickly sketch it out. But really, there […]

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Working on Myself

Blog, Books, Writing

I wouldn’t say that I’m a New Years resolution kind of guy, but I do find it to be a convenient way to quit or start something cold turkey. The new year tends to give me a boost with its defined beginning. I can plan and plan and plan, but if I don’t tell myself […]

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On 32 Years


Blog

Let me start by asking, did anyone have the year they thought they would? Was anyone able to find peace in the year they ended up with? Would it surprise you to hear that while I didn’t have the year I had planned for, I still very much felt at peace with the past year? […]

November 22, 2020

Ten Years


Blog, Peace Corps

Ten years. Let that sink in. Where were you ten years ago? What were you getting ready to do? Can you even imagine? Any given day, I couldn’t tell you without looking it up. But today I know. Today I know that ten years ago, I was leaving to forever change who I was. I […]

September 17, 2020

My CNC


Blog, Woodworking

For years I have wanted to have a CNC (computer numerical control) router to play with and cut fun things with. For a period of time, I thought the MaslowCNC would be my entry into the world of computerized making. I even bought one and set it up but ran into a few issues (configuring […]

June 23, 2020

Working on Myself


Blog, Books, Writing

I wouldn’t say that I’m a New Years resolution kind of guy, but I do find it to be a convenient way to quit or start something cold turkey. The new year tends to give me a boost with its defined beginning. I can plan and plan and plan, but if I don’t tell myself […]

February 19, 2020

Being 31


Basement, Blog, Home

It’s been a while, and that has been by design. Being 30, for me, was about getting stuff done and seeing where that could take me. Being 31 was about focusing on all the things I needed to do to feel whole. Worn out from a self imposed year of blogging, I started my 31st […]

November 22, 2019

Looking at 2019


Blog, Home, Woodworking

I was done with 2018 a while ago and wrote my thoughts about it for my birthday. I’ve spent the past month treating it like a new year and actually prepping for the new year. I like to tell people I’m not big on resolutions and that I prefer to constantly be improving myself and […]

January 2, 2019

Growth Rulers


Basement, Blog, Home, Woodworking

This project was about a year in the making. Last Christmas, Ellie and I had a niece and two nephews to buy for and there was another on the way and a fifth would come into the picture a little later. Daunted by the prospect of having to buy gifts for several kids, we came […]

December 26, 2018

Whole House Humidifier


Basement, Blog, Home

I have dry, itchy skin. My wife has dry, itchy skin. Our dog has dry, itchy skin. Our cat, well she’s the odd one out. Every winter it is the same. I get really dry and really itchy. We also get static shocks just looking at each other, or maybe we just still have that […]

December 19, 2018

Becoming Better at Woodworking


Basement, Blog, Home, Woodworking

I’m not professionally trained in most of the things that I do. Despite this fact, there are things I think I do exceptionally well. For example, I have never been trained to cook but I have put in thousands of hours studying cooking shows and practicing with meals and now I’d consider myself a decent, […]

December 12, 2018