The Yard Beckons

For several months now, I’ve been looking at the piles of dirt, the holes left from last summer and the dead weeds covering the yard. Every time I thought I had the gumption to go out and deal with it, …





Judgment Call

Questionable. It applies to the title. It applies to yesterday. My stepson’s birthday was Monday. It was his 18th. Walmart Silver City inventory was Tuesday. His mother, Ama, wanted to be there. Work intervened. So, she managed to schedule her …





The Pain of Old School

Honestly, I almost wish I had done this sooner. Realistically I did. The first one was “hollowed” with a gouge. That was also when I learned that leather gloves aren’t enough to protect against a gouge that has slipped. You …





Going Old School

I am trying to make flutes. I have had some success. The last two that are finished look very pretty. They just don’t play as well as I would like. They’re both a bit touchy with the amount of breath …





More Noise Tubes

I now have a second and third tube of wood that make noise. Well, kinda. I’ve chosen to use two different specifications on them. Tube 1, which actually looks like a flute, is sitting in the bedroom with the rest …





Tech-Free

Another blogist of my acquaintance, PB, has asked if it’s possible for us in the Facebook world to go tech-free for one day a month. She doesn’t use the reference of “going green”, but rather as a day to simply …