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Day 328: Vacation

OK, so our long holiday break doesn’t start until tomorrow when everyone comes home from school, but mentally, I think I’m already there. Maybe it’s the post-home-selling decompression, but rather than buckling down to address whatever is the next thing … Continue reading

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Day 312: Chop

No, I didn’t carry water. And actually, it was more like chainsaw instead of chop. Today, I spent the first part of the day outdoors climbing–sure, the morning started off cold, but with with a bright sun and a south-facing … Continue reading

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Day 311: Debunk

Sometimes I feel a bit guilty when I am writing these blog posts. When I started out, there was a lot of house cleaning and purging going on. I tried to balance the “inside” and “outside” jobs–focusing as much on … Continue reading

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Day 302: Sign

So I am back in Atlanta for the next few days, attending a workshop–and visiting with some friends. It’s good to see my friends, that’s for sure, but to be honest there isn’t a lot about the city that I’m … Continue reading

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Day 297: Remake

My wife has been out of town for the past three days. No, I am not the stereotypical “helpless husband.” I can keep the kids fed and safe, and the house in relative order. But things do get a bit … Continue reading

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Day 296: Chat

No world-changing revelations tonight–just some small talk with strangers at a pizza joint. My middle child had a field trip today–they didn’t get back until around 6:30. After I picked him up, I decided to take the kids out to … Continue reading

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Day 283: Roast

I had thought that American chestnuts were a thing of the past. Oh sure, I had heard that chestnut trees were coming back, but I didn’t know that orchards were producing domestic nuts. I am happy to report that chestnut … Continue reading

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Day 278: Infuse

We had a nice cold snap the past couple of days, with our first light frost this morning. We’ve started in on that wood stack, but I think even if we are burning fires every day, it should last us … Continue reading

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Day 270: Suffer

Suffer little children…even your own. I have to admit that I have been pretty impatient today with my kids. I don’t know why–being overtired is a good guess, but I think it can also be a handy excuse. Regardless of … Continue reading

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Day 269: Feed

I like to cook, and I love to have my family gathered together around the table for dinner. We eat family meals more nights that not, but schedules being what they are, there is always at least one night a … Continue reading

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