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‘Making Things Work’ by Nancy R. Hiller

As cautionary woodworking tales go, Nancy R. Hiller’s might just be the funniest – and the most sincere.

Standing in contrast to James Krenov’s “The Impractical Cabinetmaker” from 1979, Hiller’s new book, “Making Things Work: Tales from a Cabinetmaker’s Life,” is not about waiting for a particular plank of wood to tell you its true purpose. 410 more words

No. Just. No.

I’m sick and tired.

I’m sick of always checking my phone to see if any of my friends wants to talk or check in or even bother asking how everything is in my life. 657 more words

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Personal Favorites: Toy Story 3

When Toy Story 3 was announced, I had no idea it was the exact thing I needed. It had been more than ten years since  2,287 more words

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One Rung at a Time

Cleared for take-off
Smooth sailing into the sunset of the longest day
On to the next motivational point of departure
It’s a dull day without your poetry… 8 more words


Just For The Record

I’m figuring out my life, not walking aimlessly through it. I’m picking up the pieces, not just staring at the broken glass. I’m trying to heal, not always simply playing the victim card. 329 more words


‘Kids Today…’ (Oh Shut Your Pie Hole)

One of the things that makes me nuts about woodworking shows is listening to older woodworkers complain about 20-year-olds and how they (among other vices) have little interest in woodworking. 321 more words

Until there’s nothing left to tell…

Another day
Another time
Another tune
Another task
Don’t ask me why I cry
if not for me
& for the stories we could tell… 6 more words