d.i.y.

Hearththrob

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The date atop the crumpled newspaper read 1953. The same year the structure of DNA was discovered, Khrushchev was selected First Secretary of the Soviet…

No Offence

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Whenever I’m bemoaning an upcoming weekend that will be spent repainting a room, I inevitably bump into some people who claim to love painting….

Met sparkle!

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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…

Sun’s Cream (Part 2)

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Researching mineral sunblocks like zinc oxide, two words jumped out over and over: “micronized” and “nano”. Every source of zinc oxide I came upon…

Letterman

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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…

Shelf-ish

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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

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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…

None of your…

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Part the First: Justification She actually kidnapped me. This, despite the fact that I was already married to her and contractually obligated to accompany…

More palletable

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Remember when we took that pact to avoid buying new stuff? Well, there are some issues from time to time. I’m not talking about…