Monthly Archives: December 2016

Halfway (?) There

The last of the Great Bathroom Tearout of 2016 will happen in 2017: cutting and framing  the door from the bathroom to my bedroom (see tape below). That’ll come when I’m almost done putting things back to rights (so maybe … Continue reading

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Good on Paper; Terrifying IRL

I think my plans are greater than my ability to put up with getting there – but it’s far too late. My plan looks so nice and neat. My house does not. I’ve ripped out most of the old second-floor … Continue reading

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‘Tools,’ by John Updike

I’d not read much of John Updike’s poetry until recently, (though I’ve long counted his “Gertrude and Claudius” (2000) and “The Centaur” (1963) among my favorite contemporary novels). It’s engaging stuff, and this one in particular spoke to me as … Continue reading

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