Dear friends, there is a tale, The oak one day said to the reed: You have good reason to curse nature — A simple sparrow for you is a heavy burden. The…
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December 2022

Health is not merely about one’s diet, but it feels like a natural place to start. What follows are a few beliefs of my own.
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I think we are still in the early days of social networks. We are only just beginning to figure them out. We certainly underestimate how positive and…
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November 2022

[subscribers only] Ask Me Anything about My Home (or Yours)This is mostly in relation to Designing a New Old Home, landscaping, and timber framing a Goose Palace, though if you have other questions feel …
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After your floorplan, and along with your use of sunlight, the materials you choose will make the biggest difference in the mood that inhabits your…
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A little moth asked the other day, what makes something beautiful? I wonder and doubt if I could ever give a fulfilling answer. As a topic it is almost…
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October 2022

The man who is most likely to ruin the place he loves is exactly the man who loves it with a reason. The man who will improve the place is the man who…
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Dear friends, there is a tale, Long ago there lived a king who had two sons. Both children were overindulgent in spending and habits, and the king was…
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September 2022

Heating and Cooling and Airflow Ensuring your house works well with the natural world is one of the most crucial parts of designing a home. Like I wrote…
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Designing a New Old Home series, Table of Contents Beginnings — Why an “old” home, and how we came to buy land Curiosity — Advice on starting Research…

August 2022

Designing a New Old Home series, Table of Contents Beginnings — Why an “old” home, and how we came to buy land Curiosity — Advice on starting Research…
[subscribers only] Ask Me AnythingAnd I thoroughly understand that the god is this way: To the wise, always a poser of riddles in divine speech, but to the foolish a teacher of l…
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