Category Archives: Personal

Back after a long break

I haven’t been able to keep up this blog like I intended, and that’s because over the past few months my life has been turned upside-down and shaken all around. I’m just starting to get back into my normal groove … Continue reading

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Making my cutting boards

This week I wrote up an “instructable” on how to make my cutting boards. An instructable is a how-to article on “instructables.com”. It was a great way for me to gather all the information and research I did on making … Continue reading

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I made it at Techshop

I haven’t been updating much, but I haven’t been idle. These are some of the things I’ve been making at Techshop recently. Cutting boards      The first two have been oiled, the last one still needs to be finished. They … Continue reading

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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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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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Letting go

Yesterday I did something that would have been unimaginable just last year – I took all my old journals, tore them up and threw them away sight unseen. I admit, it would have been interesting to save some of them, … Continue reading

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