A perfect rolling home.

And a place for everything!

Bundesarchiv. Bild 183-1987-1002-510 Foto 1 November 1922.

Bundesarchiv. Bild 183-1987-1002-510 Foto 1 November 1922.

The details here are remarkable including the decorative framing around the windows and planter boxes … with plants!  I believe this sits on solid rubber teeth-rattling tires.  You can probably tell from the caption but this is apparently from Germany in 1922.  I wish I knew what the function of the trailer was; workshop, spare bedroom, animals, kitchen?

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Tennis Racquet Ukulele

Another project for the budding luthier.


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NW Workbench-Progress 2-Complete

Yes, yes.  Just another workbench right?  A project like this is really building a legacy and an optimistic foundation for a future full of successful projects.

Greg Merritt completed his wonderful workbench and posted it online.  People like me are vicariously building in our minds, thanks to internet voyeurism, when reality does not allow for our own projects.  If and when I ever settle somewhere and get to have a real shop again, this project is likely to be the first on the list.  Have a look.

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A Sunday Musical Meditation

A little Hindustani Guitar played by Manish Pingle, a remarkable musician by any standard.  Enjoy!

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Letting Go of “Just in Case”

George Crawford:

I am guilty. Too many things are kept for “just in case.”

Originally posted on Becoming a Minimalist:

What if I give something away and I need it later?
What if I regret getting rid of something sentimental?
I’ll keep it just in case.

We are trapped by “just in case”.

We hesitate giving away clothing we don’t wear “just in case” we might.
We buy more food than we need “just in case” we run out.
We are guilty of buying all sorts of things “just in case” we entertain.
We buy big houses to store all of this stuff “just in case” we need to impress someone.

Being prepared is vital to coping with our society that is so full of activities, career strategies, and fashion that we can hardly breathe. Our measure of a man is how big his house is and how many great things he can fit inside of it. We stopped living within our means 50 years ago or so. Common sense…

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