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Comedy of airs

Sometimes words can’t adequately color the folly of man. By “man” I mean me, which seems both generous to me and insulting to my…

Met sparkle!

You’re going to tell me I can’t say the phrase “little jaunt to Amsterdam” without sounding like some tracksuited reject from a Wes Anderson…

Letterman

A few weeks ago, I was on a mad hunt for wayward license plates. My vain search nearly led me to the old, rusting doors of…

Inset fireplace bookshelf by The Dew Abides

Shelf-ish

The unused space inside our four fireplaces has driven us to a fiery rage for 12 years. Only, with no actual place to put that fire….

Steel vs. steal

For no particular reason, I wanted to make the small, 6-by-9-foot bay in our carport a little more impregnable. Again, I’m not saying that I…