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Chapter 1: The Antiquarian’s Early Years

I thought it might be fun to cover a little of my relevant history for you faithful readers and for my son’s future reading.  What follows in Chapter 1 covers the early years of my antiquarian ways and gives some credit where it’s due.  A lot happened during this era, especially hand...

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Codex of Endeavors

In my post on the four things makers should have, I mentioned that I had a sketchbook to record ideas and plan future projects:  a Codex of Endeavors.  This Codex is a more recent development because, despite what you might think, I wasn’t always this organized.  Originally when ideas hit, I...

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A Tale of Two Reviews

I take a lot of pictures.  I mean a LOT of pictures.  I have a camera glued to me or within arms reach just about everywhere I go.  Photography, antiques, and projects are my hobbies.  My degree is in Technical Writing, so it all melded with this blog:  history,...

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The Union X Plane Family is Finally Together

Before moving to our new house, I continued to collect items on my Antique Bucket List and, because I didn’t really have space to work on them, I just put them into storage.  Since space was so limited and since similar items were bought at different times, I didn’t actually store similar items together. ...

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Mixing Beauty Back Into Our Lives

Art Nouveau, Deco, and late Victorian are fascinating design philosophies with their own distinct interpretation of beauty.  Art Nouveau takes its ques from nature with intricate, interwoven organic forms.  The design philosophy of the elves in the recent Lord of the Rings movies was based on Art Nouveau, and...

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The True Cost of a Safe and Simple Procedure

My uber-post this week is about my horribly painful two year journey trying to cure post vasectomy pain syndrome (PVPS).  This supposedly safe and simple procedure is becoming more common and is being pushed by both doctors (who profit greatly) and by women (who typically have a self centered...

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A Profound Discovery

Earlier I wrote a post about a Value List to give yourself a little financial irony.  It detailed the items the had greatly improved your life (as opposed to a list of people who have changed your life or a list of sentimental items).  I hoped you would see...

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The Fourth Item Every Maker Should Have

Like all makers and other creative souls, I enjoy the journey of creating, modifying, or restoring things in my pursuit to bring the best of the past to life.  That takes some planning and organization, so just like me, I’m sure you have these same three things in your...

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