The Value of a Hand-made Gift

The Value of a Hand-made Gift

Elon Musk doesn’t have enough money to buy a few possessions I own because they are hand-made works of art created especially for me. One collection of such art hangs in our dining room; three hand-woven towels hanging on the rungs of an old wooden ladder. These were...
The Legacy of a Fly Fishing Library: Part 1

The Legacy of a Fly Fishing Library: Part 1

My father said you could understand a person by looking at the books in their library. When my Dad passed, I inherited that which he considered his most valued property; his library. Recently, I received the treasure of another man’s library, Jim Brown of San...
For Pete’s Sake: A Tribute to Pete Hampton

For Pete’s Sake: A Tribute to Pete Hampton

Today, I’m changing the meaning of the phrase, “For Pete’s sake.” Usually, that phrase is spoken in exasperation or frustration, like the time my brother took the saw from me because I was cutting a crooked line and he said, “For Pete’s sake, here, let me do that.”...