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An Update On Daddy’s Biplane

It’s time to update the progress on the biplane project.  For those unaware of this, below is a partial reprint of an earlier BLOG post.  The update is at the end of the post. Me, at seven years of age: “Daddy, how long will it take to build the biplane?“ Daddy: “I’m not sure, but […]

Repairing the Breach, Restoring Streets, Rebuilding Ruins

“And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise of the age-old foundations; you will be called repairing the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.”   Isaiah 58:12 There are a series of BLOG posts about how the families, for whom our historic home is named, converged […]

What One Thing Never Fails?

Love Never Fails….. (1 Corinthians 13:8) The gavel came down and the divorce was final.  My childhood sweetheart, the boy down the street had simply decided he did not want to be married.  I had no say, no voice in the matter, except to go on record that this was not my desire, but the […]

A Mother’s Love – A God Gift

“I know that despite whatever stupid thing I do, I’d be able to go to my mom and she’d still love me. I honestly believe that” ― Nellie Christine, RIDE I was about six years of age when my family of five set out from Kansas to Seattle, Washington.  The occasion was my Dad’s youngest sister’s […]

Your Story Emerging As A Powerful Heirloom

“In a country whose character and circumstances are constantly changing, the little facts and incidents, which are the life of history, soon pass from the minds even of the present generation” – Anonymous As I drove and then walked a revitalized section of downtown Detroit, MI, I navigated to locations provided by a small book […]

What Is Special About An Atlas Drill Press?

Provenance is something very important in jewelry. You want to know who has worn a piece of jewelry and who it has belonged to – it’s part of its history, part of its aura. – Author: Simon De Pury An Atlas Drill Press is not generally viewed as valuable as jewelry – unless you are a machinist! […]

Finding Common Ground In Volatile Times

“We all come from different paths in life but we can find common ground.” ― Nanette Mathews I sat in a conference room of a large radar facility facing a potentially hostile group of air traffic controllers as our team briefed the purpose of our visit. I was part of an air traffic evaluations team whose […]

How To Cultivate Your Inner Garden

“When the inner garden is under cultivation and God’s Spirit is present, harvests are regular events. The fruits? Things like courage, hope, love, endurance, joy, and lots of peace.” ― Gordon MacDonald, Ordering Your Private World We all have an inner garden, the bible calls it our inner man, made up of our soul and spirit.  […]

A Rare Year In Review – Top Posts for 2020

A Rare Year:  “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.  Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” – Brooks Atkinson In looking for a quote to recap 2020, as well as, “hit the ground running” 2021 post, the quote above resonated.  I found it […]