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I read a column about “professional blogging” the other day that mentioned a blog is the one place in journalism where it’s accepted practice to start with an anecdote about your grandmother. So here goes. I was raised that it was wrong, wrong, wrong to ever brag, boast or call undue attention to yourself. Grandma Osborne’s favorite phrase was “pride goeth before the fall”. Grandma Lang liked to say “no one likes a braggart” and my dad’s pet phrase was “always expect the worst and you won’t be disappointed. You might think my mom would be the single ray of sunshine, but she liked to ask me “what makes you think you could do that?” Okay, so I have more issues than the Popular Woodworking Magazine 2000-2009 back issue compilation disc, but generally I get along okay. And once in a great while I’ll even show off.

That’s the dry fit “bent” arm in the Morris chair I’ve been building.


 

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