Although there were several days of beautiful weather just before Thanksgiving this year, I didn’t take advantage of them and start putting up outside Christmas decorations like so many people did. I prefer to take my time to celebrate fall, including Thanksgiving, before jumping into Christ…

What can you do when the windchill factor drops to the single digits and you can no longer find an excuse to be outside so you can continue to ignore some long-neglected inside jobs? My sock drawer is stuffed so full that it takes some creative maneuvers to get it to close, and I won’t even …

You know how sometimes you happen to see someone you haven’t seen in a while, and they say, “What’s new?” Most of the time my answer is something like, “Not much. Same old, same old.” Well, this time there are some new things going on that I’d like to share with you.

Sometimes deciding what to write about in these monthly columns can be difficult, but this time it was easy. I received an unusual phone call that led to writing about this topic. I had never heard of burls when Jim Burke called me to tell me that he wanted me to come and see the humongous o…

I think I’ve mentioned before that cleaning out my closet and getting rid of clothes that I no longer wear has never made it to the top of my to-do list. Every time I would bring freshly laundered clothes to hang in the closet, I knew they’d be wrinkled when I wanted to wear them because eve…