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A routine expedition

Saturday afternoon I checked my mailbox and found a package from a reader named Lindsey full of t-shirts silkscreened with images of the characters from Land of the Lost. I bet half of my readers haven’t ever heard of that television show, and if you’re one of those people then I am very sorry that [...]

Handstitched wallet

Saturday morning we went as a family to the local farmer’s market, and I don’t know if it was because we weren’t there right when it opened, but we were a bit disappointed with the selection of fresh vegetables and fruit, the reason we had gone there in the first place. We did see a [...]

Disputed historical authenticity

“Jon, who was that guy with the apple on his head?” “Didn’t Sir Isaac Newton shoot an apple off of someone’s head with a bow and arrow?” “Wrong story.”

Hot cereal with fruit

For breakfast most mornings I have a bowl of Bob’s Red Mill Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal with rice milk and assorted fruit. I also drizzle agave nectar over the top to add a touch of sweetness. This is actually way more filling and delicious that what I would normally eat for breakfast, but it takes [...]

As high as a preschooler can count

Yesterday as we dropped Leta off at school the Tumble Bus was pulling into the parking lot. It’s a gigantic school bus that has had its seats extracted and replaced with gym mats and equipment. It comes to her school a few times a month, and any kid can participate in the hour-long program for [...]

Campaign portrait

Running on a platform of healthcare reform and believes that studs should be able to marry other studs.

Reusable magnetic display system

Many of you were curious as to how I hung certain pictures on my walls (seen here with the “Flock” screenprint), some even wondering if I had painted my walls with magnetic paint. It’s actually much easier, a little contraption call Magnart: “Simply attach the metal backing plate with a nail or with an included [...]

Sweet potato fries

For dinner last night we cut up two sweet potatoes into thick slices, brushed them with a little bit of olive oil, and sprinkled them with ground pepper and kosher salt. After 35 minutes in the oven they were ready to eat with a large side of steamed broccoli. I was worried that they’d be [...]

Hand-painted porcelain condiment bowls

I picked these up for an absolute steal at an antiques shop in Northern California several months ago, and I keep them on the sill of the window right above our kitchen sink. I use them whenever I need a quick container for something, sometimes to hold a handful of grapes or cherry tomatoes, sometimes [...]

Coco’s second day on the job

Putting this shirt on Chuck would have been too easy, but getting Coco to sit still in such a way that you could make out the words was a bit of a project management nightmare. After about 50 different shots Jon and I both gave up and decided you could read the words enough. She’ll [...]