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Archive for June, 2017

June 17th, 2017 by

Character Marks

“Character marks are part of the dappled beauty and authenticity of natural materials that are unrepeatable in man-made surfaces. Often, marks highly desired by some are considered defects by others. For many designers the natural appeal of veneer is in its irregularity—the marks that tell the tree’s unique history over decades. The general appearance of […]

June 14th, 2017 by

According to Andy

Abby wrote the following essay for a scholarship application several years ago. I don’t remember what the theme was or what question she was specifically supposed to answer. She didn’t get that particular scholarship, and I hoped she’d be able to use the essay somewhere else. Well, I guess this blog is Somewhere Else, because […]

June 6th, 2017 by


I consider myself fairly level headed . . .  . . . not too savvy; not too behind-the-times . . . . . . not too quick tempered; not too mild mannered . . . . . . not too knee-jerky; not too pokey . . . . Though I walk fast and talk fast, […]

June 1st, 2017 by


He litters his bedroom floor with wet towels, sweaty undershirts, and nasty socks. He seems incapable of turning off lights or fans. He cannot put dead batteries in the trash to save his life. He usually needs a haircut and a shave. His drumming skills vastly supersede his vocal skills, as he belts out 70s […]