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While working in an environment where my only hand tool was a utility knife (that’s a little exaggerated; I had some chisels for scraping off glue), I would stand at my bench and wonder how the same result would have been accomplished before electricity. Most of the answers to my questions could be found in…

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Did you make a New Year resolution? I quit making resolutions years ago because it was depressing. I would be all fired up about losing weight, or quitting smoking (finally did kick that habit), or saving money, but it wouldn’t stick. Finally, I resolved to quit making resolutions. Instead, I make a large “to-do” list…

Everyone remembers their first.

I spent New Year’s Day with my family eating*, retelling stories, and laughing. Not far from the table we crowded around, hung the shelf that I made for my mother as a Christmas gift when I was twelve years old. In the past I had looked at this same shelf with criticism, nit-picking the things…