Datana Contracta

Datana Contracta

On my way into the house from taking Dusty out this morning, I noticed this striking caterpillar making its way across the pavement. I grabbed my phone to get a picture, even though I knew an image wouldn’t do it justice. I showed my wife and went to the internet to...
Gutters, Discs, and Carburetors

Gutters, Discs, and Carburetors

I just picked up my son Joseph at the end of a mission year in Atlanta. He will be discerning for the priesthood this summer, so our time together is limited. Yesterday we went to Arlington to clean the gutters on my mom and my daughter’s houses (next door neighbors),...
Chulo the Canoeing Dachshund

Chulo the Canoeing Dachshund

On a recent April weekend, several friends and I ran Sideling Hill Creek, a beautiful class 2 stream in Maryland. One of my friends brought his dog Chulo, a veteran canoeist from our run of West Virginia’s class 2-3 Smokehole Canyon. Since this trip was a little...
Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

Over the past several years we have been replacing old fluorescent and halogen outdoor lights with LEDs. It has been an easy decision in many ways: environmentally, financially, and with regard to maintenance and illumination quality. Recently we replaced our failing...
Honey, It’s a Bunny!

Honey, It’s a Bunny!

Wild baby rabbits nurse infrequently, and mom is often away from the nest, so when a nest is found it can seem like they are abandoned. However, it is usually best to leave them undisturbed since they often don’t fare well when hand raised. Once in a while, though,...