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Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Ax Murderer in my Generator Shed

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By Carol Dunbar One blue sky day late in fall, Dan started the generator early because temperatures were dropping and he didn’t want to deal with a reluctant motor in the dark. I would turn off the generator once the batteries were fully charged. Around two o’clock, my daughter decided to give in and take […]

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Upgrade for a Better Bathroom

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I remember the first time I turned on the tap and nothing came out of my faucet. My heart literally jumped. No water! I thought of my daughter, my baby, my thirst. There’s nothing like running out of water to make a person suddenly, incurably, ferociously thirsty. Living in the city, I always took water […]

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It Started with a Pine Tree

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The story of Sue’s custom headboard This fall Dan delivered a custom headboard that was years in the making. It started with a large white pine that was felled in the summer of 2006 when my father was here visiting. He played lumberjack for two days and helped Dan fell the tree, which was hollow […]

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Simplicity of Design

My sister got me an airplane day calendar one year for Christmas. You’ve probably seen the kind I’m talking about – each day was a sheet of paper with instructions for how to make an airplane with it. I didn’t make all of them, but I did enough to know when I stumbled across a […]

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What is the Price of Quality?

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A family came into my booth at the Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City, Missouri. They had 5 kids, had been married 12 years, and had gone through 4 chests of dresser drawers. They liked my work, and wanted to know if I could build them a dresser that would last. “Of course I could,” […]

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