Urban Homestead

One of the many problems with living alone is that you don’t have anyone to bounce ideas off of. You can do whatever you want in an instant and the only flack you’ll get is from you. This can be good or it can be bad. Like when you decide to have 15 yards of gravel delivered maybe a second opinion is a good idea. Maybe 10 would be lots.

And those life choices that you make the plans for the future, the goals. They are more fun achieved with someone, or maybe it is just easier to stay on course when more than one of you is in it. You’ve had the discussion, you’ve made the decision. You’re doing it. (more…)

Dear Crayola…

Please stop making gimmicky felts that my children lose interest in almost immediately. It’s wasteful and makes me sad. Stick to what you are good at and cardboard containers only please. Thanks.

These include the felts that are ‘invisible’ except when you draw on special paper, the felts that you ‘twist’ up to color with instead of putting a cap on, the felts that you press to another felt inside that makes it a different color, the felts that change (more…)