Salon Chair Bookcase

Like many people born into the modern world, where the plights of starvation, predation and want-of-shelter rarely, if ever, enter our minds as legitimate concerns, my youth was marked by the healthy vagaries of unfettered abandon. These flights of fancy were meant to placate the dull banality of daily life, allowing me to obsess on … Continue reading Salon Chair Bookcase

Back-Alley Hooker

The essence of survival is remaining undaunted in the face of adversity. As the saying goes “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, or chicken piccata, if you prefer (and I do). Sometimes a little bit of good luck can balance out the bad luck and help make that adversity much less daunting. Such was … Continue reading Back-Alley Hooker

Memory Lane, Part 3

Despite the ardent wishes of nearly all its population, the Pacific Northwest continues to nurture a fickle spring, characterized by periods of uncharacteristic downpours alternating with periods of gray skies and periods of bright, warm sun. Of all these scenarios, there is a certain amount of irony that the one I dislike most is also … Continue reading Memory Lane, Part 3

Memory Lane, Part 2

I had done a little research into this table before I started working and discovered something interesting, which solved a minor mystery surrounding it. Apparently what I had was not the complete product and the true extent of the water damage was not evident by dint of omission. The table I had purchased had originally … Continue reading Memory Lane, Part 2