Category Archives: Tools

Citrus and Spoons and Sharp Things

When I was a child, we ate a lot of grapefruit, ruby red grapefruit from the Texas Rio Grande Valley, where I was born. After we moved to Corpus Christi, my father’s job involved regular travel to The Valley (as we … Continue reading

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I Should Have Sawn This Coming

The complexity of the world around us is staggering.  It’s not enough that we must be capable of acknowledging and recognizing the incalculably vast differences between butterflies and locomotives. No, we have to distinguish between components of each of them, and of … Continue reading

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Things to Do

I’m posting two items early…Thoughts for the Day and this post…for October 14.  I have things to do and places to be in the morrow.  Though I expect to be up as early as usual, I may allow myself to … Continue reading

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The Right Tools

The right tools can make all the difference. It’s just as true of a pottery shop as it is with a wood shop. And, as with a wood shop, good tools are expensive. One of the tools with which I … Continue reading

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