Do it Right: Tying Your Shoelaces I'm an Eagle Scout, so I've tied a lot of knots in my time, I'll tell you. A whole damn lot. Oh, not that I can remember most of them today. But the good old square knot is lashed securely in my memory. And I could tie a bowline,... Continue Reading →
Broken Patio Umbrella: Is it Just Me?
Me & My Rusty Grilling Tools A good craftsman never blames his tools... he blames himself for abandoning his tools to the harsh winter instead of walking a mere foot outside the sanctuary of his sliding patio door to retrieve them. Then continuing to hibernate inside for the better part of five months as said... Continue Reading →
Laud and Cheer: The Jalapeño
In Praise of The Jalapeño For a while before he moved down to the coastal Carolinas, where the main things coming out of the ground seem to be Bermuda grass and the occasional alligator, my Renaissance Dad (see: stained glass making, wine making, wood carving, furniture refinishing, deck building, etc. ...) had a thing for... Continue Reading →
Achievement Unlocked – One-Tank Lawnmowing
Dadding with Distinction - Lawn Mowed on One Tank of Gas Date: May 27, 2018 Time: 11:55 a.m. Location: Backyard, southwestern Sioux Falls, SD Temperature: 95(!!!) F Wind speed: S 13 mph (negligible) Equipment used: Kenmore Briggs & Stratton Gold self-propelled mower with Dust Blocker bag Length of achievement: 1 hour, 23 minutes Achievement, described:... Continue Reading →