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Impressions in the Snow

Impressions in the Snow

There have been several big snowfalls in a row this winter. I came home from a rare Sunday spent at the office and could barely get the car into the driveway. I didn’t want to shovel. The teens were occupied, hanging out with their cousins; my wife wanted to nap. I wanted to spend some…

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Building a Family, One Project at a Time

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Love Make Share’s mission is to show project-based learning in action and demonstrate the power of shared creative endeavours in forging bonds between us. It’s also the story of a family who finds closeness and fulfillment in being creative. 

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Impressions in the Snow

Impressions in the Snow

There have been several big snowfalls in a row this winter. I came home from a rare Sunday spent at the office and could barely get the car into the driveway. I didn’t want to shovel. The teens were occupied, hanging out with their cousins; my wife wanted to nap. I wanted to spend some…

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Toast on a plate, butter melting on it, with a butter knife set upon the plate.

“As butter over too much bread”

Sometimes a writer just gets it right. Tolkein’s “butter, scraped over too much bread” is a masterclass in understated imagery. I get you, Bilbo. I’m feeling thin, too. Stretched. I said so to my wife tonight. I tapped the fingertips of each hand together and pulled them apart, slowly. The gesture illustrated stretched clearly, but…

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Picard Season 2 Badge 3D Print Files in the store!

The trailer for Picard Season 2 dropped and gave us some new alt-timeline uniforms and commbadges. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoD706qGiHc Note that this is a collection of digital STL files for 3D printing, not physical objects! The Picard Season 2 trailer dropped and gave us new costumes and new badges – and I had to try my hand…

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Confessions of a Reformed Participant Observer

The sweet selfishness of living life, not farming #content and inspiration It has been a long time since I’ve written anything for Love Make Share, and that started out as an accident. I had all this content planned, a schedule, and then things slipped. Work got busy, our baby got a little older and needed…

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Failure Isn’t Failure

Why do we even talk about failure in maker circles, anyway? I love it when an idea comes together. You picture something in your head, hunker down with your tools, put time and effort into the project, and create exactly the thing that you imagined.   And sometimes, exactly the thing you imagined just does not work at…

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Writing

How I Wrote My Best NaNoWriMo Draft Yet

https://youtu.be/mxFmRUFTuM0 I have had a number of successes with National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo. I wrote a novel with only a drawing to guide me, learned some lessons, lost, and won. I’m getting practiced now, and have completed three novels in five years. My hands-down best performance came in April 2021, during Camp NaNoWriMo….

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I’m a NaNoWriMo 2019 winner! What did I learn?

Last year, I had a fairly stale, flat, uninspiring NaNoWriMo flop. And despite the fact that I think talking about failure in the context of creative endeavours is dumb and bad, falling so far short of my planned word count stung. But this year, I rocked it. I’m a NaNoWriMo 2019 winner, and it feels…

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Recipes

Simply the best peanut butter

Simply the Best Peanut Butter

I don’t lightly say that things are “the best” anything. But we’ve been on this peanut butter for a few weeks now and it’s so cheap, so easy to make, and so delicious that I don’t think we’re ever going back to the store-bought kind.

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Cheddar buttermilk biscuits

Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

If you’re counting calories, you may want to become temporarily innumerate. Believe me, it’ll be worth it. These cheddar buttermilk biscuits are comfort food at its best. Flaky, soft, salty, rich, and absolutely the kind of thing where you’ll finish one and immediately reach for another.

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