Looking Back…2018

There is no way 2018 is over. And yet, the calendar tells me it’s true. Another year in the books. 12 months come and gone. I have two girls in double digits, and the tween years are…interesting. My boy is…well, a boy: wild, energetic, frenetic, and a ball of fun. The whole “they grow up … More Looking Back…2018

The Craftsman

My grandfather, Taft Rakes, was a woodworker. No, that’s doesn’t come close to doing him justice. He was a craftsman. He could take beautiful, raw pieces of cherry and pine and oak and create pure art. My mom’s house is dotted with the work of his hands: an incredible dining room table, 8 ladderback rush-seated … More The Craftsman