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Let there be light

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A light bulb. That’s all the stupid thing needs. And yet, we’re going to have to throw it away because the fine folks at Target…

Aim to Peas

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We’ve done it again. Holding the glass up to the light, the rosy-amber liquid swirled and shimmered. Taking a big sniff, the bouquet was bold…

A welcome home

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We’ve been out of town for a couple of weeks — more on that soon — and as wonderful a time as folks have…

Burnin’ love

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We were pulling away from a recent visit with the extended family, and we rolled down the window to say another goodbye to a…

Sealing fan

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Breadmaking works great at scale. Process-wise, it’s as easy to make three loaves as it is to make one. You keep all your dough…

Make a Stand

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There’s an elephant in the room, and it’s shaped like a guitar case. For more than 20 years, I’ve owned some form of electric…

Money Down the Drain

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My Papa was a kind, soft-spoken man with an impish smile that belied the poverty he witnessed during the Great Depression. He never complained…

Bin there, dung that

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When it comes to compost, we don’t really know crap. There are a million schools of thought on the best way to turn those leftover…

Barstool brews

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There’s no neon sign, no wafting cloud of cigarette smoke, and no drunk puking in the corner — at least not yet. But the bar…