finding the narrative

  • February 10, 2024

  • February 9, 2024

    I went to see the Sam Roberts band tonight with a couple of friends. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a concert or listened to Sam Roberts. It was funny to see how many people pulled out their phones when a song from 20 years ago came on. I resisted the urge for…

  • February 8, 2024

    One of the most common conversations I’ve been having lately are about how tired people are. Amongst my colleagues, a simple knowing glance in one another’s direction is enough to convey the same message: I’m wiped. This fatigue is more than just a bad night’s sleep.

  • February 7, 2024

    I happened to catch an episode of Ideas on the radio yesterday. The program had already started, and I got out of the car before it ended but what I heard was really interesting.

  • February 6, 2024

    I had a feeling for the first time today. After this many years of living, I never would’ve guessed that I could experience a new feeling. It took me by surprise, and I didn’t act on it.

  • February 5, 2024

    The heart-shaped puzzles have proved to be a small hit. Tonight, I tried to print a few. It didn’t go so well.

  • February 4, 2024

    Sundays are good days to be lazy. Today was a Sunday.

  • February 3, 2024

    This was the goal: to make a pencil box. The table saw helped me get the pieces cut straight and to even. I spent a couple of hours setting up the table saw tonight. Then, I faced my fear and started cutting wood with it. I needed to make some adjustments as I went along,…

  • February 2, 2024

    I picked up my new table saw today. Hannah and I went to Home Depot to get it. As we were riding the elevator down to the car, she realised that I invited her along because I might be needing some help to carry it.

  • February 1, 2024

    Hannah told me that this puzzle won’t count as a Valentine’s Day present because it’s not a surprise. She told me to put a secret message on a puzzle and give that to her on the 14th. Apparently, I’ve been thinking about how to make this puzzle since New Year’s Eve. Since then, I’ve been…

  • Pen Turning | Red Box Burl Headwind Ballpoint Pen

    In today’s video, I turn a Headwind ballpoint pen using Red Box Burl and gunmetal hardware. Turning this one was a bit tricky. I had to be sure to take my time and keep an eye on my work because of the many voids in the wood. I chose a CA finish to help fill…

  • January 31, 2024

    What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it? Right now, the thing that I’m most scared to do that I also want to do is take a leave from work and focus on building up SANA Stationery & Gifts. I want to make a real…