Perfect Imperfection

Over the years of building things with wood, I have taken two approaches. If the project is shop related, I only focus on functionality. Beauty is nice, but beauty takes time. Shop projects, at least thus far, are meant to make beauty easier, but I take more satisfaction in the way a shop project worksContinue reading “Perfect Imperfection”

Glorious Mistakes

Over the years of going to the workshop to design, cut, plane, straighten, drill and mortise, rout, sand, glue, assemble, and finish whatever project I am working on, I virtually always make a mistake or have an unfortunate slip-up in the process. With wood this eventuality is inevitable in the non-production home shop, at leastContinue reading “Glorious Mistakes”

The Joy of Paddling

One of my fondest memories of Boy Scouts were our canoe trips. The Kinchafoonee Creek near Albany was a local canoe outing and swimming spot for us, but two other trips were particularly memorable. The first was a “fifty-miler,” a trip taken over several days of hiking or paddling that covered at least (you guessedContinue reading “The Joy of Paddling”

A Time to Read

Some of my fondest memories of growing up in Albany, Georgia, were the frequent trips to the neighborhood library just across the the street from Sherwood Baptist Church and Sherwood Elementary school. All three were only blocks away from my house on Sharon Avenue, so I could easily hop on my bike and be thereContinue reading “A Time to Read”

A Georgia Peach in California

Until I was 22 years old, I lived in three states. I was born in Alabama, started elementary school in South Carolina, and then moved to Albany, Georgia, where I lived until going off to college at 18 years old (in Georgia and Alabama). One of the products all three states are known for isContinue reading “A Georgia Peach in California”

Amazing Word Amazing Life

Today is the first day of a reimagining of an old blog. In a new site, new domain, with new and old topics, I will bring two broad themes to bear: God’s Word and God’s creation. These themes are intimately connected to my life mission: “To celebrate God’s handiwork in the light of God’s word.”Continue reading “Amazing Word Amazing Life”