In his younger days, my dad attended a folk music circle. There are stories about all kinds of characters, but there was one guy who always gave this advice to newcomers: Learn three songs (well) on an instrument, and everybody will think you area a master. The first song you play will have people encouraging … More Cook Something!
A house isn’t a home without books. A well-known maxim, and something that certainly holds true in my life. If you took the sum total value of of all my possessions, books would certainly make it into the Top 5 things which constitute my current net worth. The big problem with having so many books … More Make Something: The Simple Bookshelf
Of all the household cleaning tasks, none seem as scary and unpleasant as cleaning the bathroom. Let’s face it, the bathroom is gross. The bathroom is where you go to scrub, brush, spit, exfoliate, and generally cleanse yourself. That means all of the…um…byproducts…spend their time in the bathroom. Well, I’m here to give you some … More Molehills, Not Mountains: Cleaning the Bathroom
Knots are useful, and not just for sailors, climbers, backpackers, or the military! There are an amazing array of knots to learn, and Animated Knots is a great place to learn different knots for different uses. Here are four knots I find useful for just about anything from making a necklace to strapping something down to … More 4 Knots Everyone Should Know for Everyday Life
I’m a math teacher, and my handwriting is nothing to get excited about. In fact, I have had fellow teachers poke fun at the “boy handwriting” I have when I make posters for my classroom. One thing I have noticed is few, if any, of my students can read or write cursive. In the first … More Why We Should Learn (and use) Cursive
An important part of keeping life as stress free as possible is constantly doing little bits of preventative maintenance in different areas of our everyday lives. If we are able to do these small things we are able to keep little problems little…take care of mole hills so you don’t have mountains to deal with. … More Mole Hills, Not Mountains: Tracking Money
Bespoke Post As a person who is relatively new to car ownership, I have always found posts like these to be helpful. Take or leave what you will, but the folks over at Bespoke Post have put together a good list. The only thing I might add is the owner’s manual to your specific car. … More The Essential Gear to Stock in Your Car