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    Design is A Process

    Well, after about 35 years of this kind of work, I have come to really appreciate the process of design, as much as the event of making stuff, which also is a process, and not a list of a linear progression of steps.  We do something, analyze it, do something different, analyze that, and step […]

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    May the Fourth Be With You

    After reading this blogs title you might be asking yourself, “Did I read that right?”  Yes, you did. This Saturday, May 4, has been designated Star Wars Day. So on this day all of us fan boys (and girls) can let our Millennium Falcon Flag Fly proudly! And we can do that with some of these […]

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    A Burst of Activity

    Hmmmm …busy time here in the designing and pricing and proposing department.  Plus it’s spring, which always cuts into the free time I usually have available for blogging.  This post will be more or less a continuation of one from the end of last month, where again, I didn’t take the time to write in […]

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    Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

    How do I even begin?  This book is huge. Not physically huge, just a huge deal for your life. You need to read it. I could end with that, but you’ll probably want me to explain why.  Fine… Salt, Sugar, Fat is mind-blowing. Coming from me, that’s saying something. I read a lot of books […]

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    Exploring Dystopian Stories

    One day at lunch I needed a book to read and picked up Shards and Ashes. It is a short story collection of dystopian stories. The first story was so amazing I pushed my break until the last possible second before I went back to work! Shards and Ashes is by Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong […]

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    French Country Table

    Well, this was kind of fun … build a table like we built back in 2005 only almost 12′ long instead of 7′ long … this one has a nice distressed, stained cherry finish with a thickish (1.375″ ) top with breadboard ends and pegged apron/leg joints.  Stretching out the aprons and redesigning/refining the leg/apron […]

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    Delights Ring Out on the Page

    As you know from my blogs, I usually deal with children and young adult books. Reading in these genres has always been a passion of mine.  But today I need you to be in a comfortable spot, preferably sitting, since I will introduce you to something a little different: two adult poets. Yes. Adult. Both […]

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