Kids these days wouldn’t have a stamp squirreled away from 2007 like I did. 2007 is when the ‘Forever’ Liberty Bell was introduced, which only cost $.41. Today’s ‘Forevers’ will set you back $.60. By Grabthar’s hammer, what a savings. Of course, kids these days don’t have to use physical mail at all anymore. Nobody …

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a human figure in a spacesuit, seeming to float in space


“Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.” – Fred Hoyle Everything I learn about cosmology, physics, and space science increases my understanding of even the smallest thing around me — the air, the light, the life of trees and of mold, creatures great and …

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Front and back cover of a slim poetry book titled 'letters to my dead'

New Poetry Release

Beyond thrilled to see my sister’s latest chapbook in print! John illustrated and designed the book. Lisken’s 16 poems within are deeply affecting. By calling upon the particular and personal, she evokes the universal, and turns grief and loss into an expectant conversation. Paperback available from Amazon.

Shearing Day 2021

Big day here on the farm! As you may know, we’d taken steps to teach ourselves to shear, and even invested in some equipment, but were only able to take it so far — obstacles included our own time, energy, know-how, and the quality of the equipment. We got two lamb boys “sheared” back in …

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