disclosure: the links on this page are affiliate links to buy the book on Amazon A few months Several months ago my friend Angela published and gave me her book called Backyard Farming on An Acre (More or Less). For a suburban-raised guy like me who’s now living in the country, it’s become my go [...]
We’ve all seen the blog posts and read the news stories about folks in digital media writing a complaint blog and how the brands do or don’t respond to them. As the leader of the social practice at a big brand (H&R Block), I’ve been on the other side of that equation. I’ve taken the [...]
As a young man I always found my father’s work bench to be fascinating. A collection of misfit tools, handed down from generation to generation, it provided us with everything we needed to get the job done. Bike repair? Grab a wrench. Changing oil? Pull out the oil pan and funnel. Recklessly hammering nails to [...]
A lazy weekend at home, most dads are watching their favourite sports teams or poker or even playing a few video games. Me, I could watch HGTV for hours on end and not get sick of it. I’m pretty sure one weekend my Hun and I watched HGTV from the moment we woke up, to [...]
Finding the right home, and submitting a winning bid, aren’t a “sure thing” even in this buyer’s market.
Springtime is great. It’s a time of tried and true rituals that stand the test of time. Pitches and catchers report. The spring game for your favorite college football team. The white of winter giving way to rain and warming temperatures as nature begins to awaken from her slumber. And, of course, there is the [...]
I’m not a big fan of yard work. Those that are have issues, deep seeded, weird, alien-type issues. The one thing I do like to do yearly is rake the leaves — mostly because I can make a big pile of them and let the kids dive into them. Being that I’m a part-time photographer [...]
Thank God for home improvement projects. (No, really. Thank you God!) If it wasn’t for having to dig out bushes, install sinks and fans, change light fixtures, fix the toilet, paint each room in the house (all at least once), hook up the waterline in the refrigerator….well, you get the idea….I’d have no tools at [...]