Upcycling: Crafting the Face of Manliness

Upcycling: Crafting the Face of Manliness

Sometimes, it’s hard to feel manly. You have knitted too many mittens, you have a pile of plastic bottles that you really should recycle, and a bowl of ice cream is your psychotherapist. It’s all too soft and cushy. But there’s a way out. PROSTHESIS Get that yarn. Tie...
Grasp the Future

Grasp the Future

Sometimes one moment of time can change the course of our entire lives. It doesn’t always have to be what we choose, but sometimes the actions of others can impact us greatly. Two experiences this week illustrate this principle quite well. A friend of mine was...
Upcycling: String Requires Angles

Upcycling: String Requires Angles

As the Christmas season approaches like a malevolent glacier, you may find yourself with many cardboard boxes, most likely from Amazon. I must urge you in the strongest terms to make box forts. Failing that, I have a few ideas for you, if you have the time, scissors,...
Giving Thanks to Grandpa and Grandma

Giving Thanks to Grandpa and Grandma

A few months ago, many of my cousins, siblings, and I gathered with two of our aunts, ages 89 and 97, at the site of our grandparents’ home to spend an evening with Grandpa and Grandma. In the September twilight, we read from Grandpa’s and Grandma’s journals and...
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