Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Making Do

One of my childhood memories of Guam is riding shotgun with my mom as she slowly drove the family station wagon through our early morning neighborhood streets on trash day. On seeing an easily repairable rattan chair thrown with some random … Continue reading

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Crocheting Meditation

When I was about seven or eight, my mom tried to teach me to crochet. Mom was a master at it, making doilies, cozies, centerpieces, and even window sheers with the thinnest of crochet threads and the tiniest hooks. I tried to … Continue reading

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“How does it DO that?”

…asks my sister as she peers into the flames of the new living room fireplace. Fake flames, that is… coming from an ELECTRIC fireplace. Like my mom, I often get tired of the same look in the living room after a couple of … Continue reading

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DIY Playsets on the Brain

Way back when, the spring before Daniel was born, my (now former) martial arts teacher donated the old wooden Rainbow playset that his two sons had outgrown.  He and his sons dismantled it as best they could and, after a … Continue reading

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Busy Bee

Sorry for not posting more regularly, folks.  What with teaching two Summer I classes and doing oft-neglected landscaping work, I’ve been too busy to post anything more ambitious than a few cryptic Facebook updates these past few weeks. But what … Continue reading

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