Saturday, November 14, 2015

feed her like a lady

#3 on the Billboard Hot 100, 1971

Friday, November 13, 2015

unchained lightning

Friday the 13th.

Tell me.

Teach me. 

Involve me.

You'll learn.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Calatrava's lesson

Things we love can be right here...

...and gone just one week later.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

give thanks


The best expression of love is time.

waxing philosophique

true love is blind.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

all hands on desk

Few furnishings have the charm of an antique children’s desk.

Designed and manufactured about 50 years ago by Eastman, we found this set on a road trip through Connecticut, beat up but still intact.

The original Eastman decal was still there, too, a good sign.

Both desk and chair were scarred but we should all look this good after 50 years of wear.

The first step is take it all apart and begin to sand.

Three fans evacuated dust while elbow grease slowly removed a half century of poor quality refinishes.

I took the chair apart to a collection of little wooden pieces.

Chair legs were sanded clean and smooth.

Numbering the spindles assured they went back into the same holes.

And I kept the connection points clean so glue would stick well in the final reassembly.

And one old furniture refinishing trick!

Toothpicks in the screw holes assure all the screw joints will stay tight.

A waxy stain finish, modern charging cables and final assembly are coming soon!


Monday, November 9, 2015

our digital decline

Boys have long enjoyed suggestive photos and 60 second Polaroids have been around since the early 1960’s.

Sharing has been possible for over 50 years.

So why didn’t kids do this back then?

The lasting effects of digital are getting clearer everyday.

A 14 year old girl unbuttons in the bathroom...

and soon the whole school has it.

CommonSenseMedia has launched a campaign
hoping for a return to teenage decency.

But the parents of teenagers don’t stand a chance.

The new normal for 14 year olds.