Author Archives: workislove

Childhood Treasures

This is the big project I worked on over December and January, a book containing all my childhood (and early adulthood) keepsakes and journals. I’m really happy with the result. The book is big, and heavy – but it really … Continue reading

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The Fates don’t want me to go to South Korea?

So I work in South Korea teaching English, and as part of Korean immigration law I have to send an FBI criminal background check to prove I’m not a criminal when I get a new job. After getting the background … Continue reading

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More bike kitchen

So, I did my time at the Bike Kitchen – 6 hours to earn my membership and 6 more hours to earn digging rights for bike parts. What has the work been like? Oddly enough, after spending months cleaning out … Continue reading

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Perfect timing

In a stroke of good luck, I noticed last week that the Bike Kitchen was holding a two day wheel-building workshop on February 25th and 26th. Their clases normally fill up weeks or even months ahead of time, but for … Continue reading

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Building my bike

Well, today I started building my bike. Here is the frame I got off of Craigslist. Made by Surly, it’s called the Long Haul Trucker. This frame is made specifically for long distance bike touring. The frame is made out … Continue reading

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Volunteering at the Bike Kitchen

Last night was my first night volunteering at The Bike Kitchen. For those who have never heard of it, the Bike Kitchen is a non-profit DIY bicycle repair center. For $50/year you can become a member and get access to … Continue reading

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Where I’ve been

1. The project that has consumed me night and day since I got home is all but finished. I set out to clean up my room and clean up my life, and I’ve done that. Just compare the following two … Continue reading

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Stuff, stuff, everywhere

I started my process of cleaning by emptying all the boxes, every one. The big problem with these boxes is that most of them didn’t follow any order – there were family photos placed next to kitchen appliances, my older … Continue reading

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Cleaning mistakes

I believe I made a grave mistake in my cleaning process. In the middle of my cleaning I had compiled this collection of paper journals. These journals sat on my shelf for several days. I stared at them, feeling slightly … Continue reading

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Closure to childhood

I had a theory when I was young, it went something like this. Teenagers, are aliens. Everyone starts as a normal human as a child, but then when they reach their teenage years, aliens come down and replace them with … Continue reading

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