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Barn Fire Cleanup – An Update

So the barn fire destroyed pretty much everything. I found a few tools that I’ll save for sentimental reasons, my good hammer mainly. I also found lots of stuff that is recognizable but not really salvageable. I should have taken … Continue reading

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Please, Let’s Get Rid of Daylight Savings

I really don’t care if it’s standard time or daylight savings adjusted time or a whole new 14 hour cycle, I just want to be rid of the add-an-hour, lose-an-hour mess. It hurts. Personally, I feel the lost hour. It … Continue reading

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My Crappy Weekend :-(

On Friday January 17, 2017 my century old barn and workshop burned to the ground. This is what I came home to. Nobody was hurt, that’s the important thing. Still, I’ve been sick with stress and worry ever since I … Continue reading

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Window Shrink Film Saves Me So Much Heat

I heat my home with cord wood. Wood is a very hands-on way to keep a home warm and I notice a big difference in wood consumption when the weather is colder or the wind is blowing. I even see … Continue reading

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The Best Audiobooks I’ve Read

I remember family road trips listening to Sue Grafton novels and other books on tape as we drove down to Florida or out west to see family (all our road trips were to see family). Audiobooks have long been a … Continue reading

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My Favorite Kids Books – 1

I read with my kids every night. It’s part of our bedtime routine and they love it. I do too, most of the time. Most of our books have come from school activities, playgroups or my sister, who is a … Continue reading

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Why My Family Uses Kindle Fire Tablets

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61PD12N%2BHuL._SL1000_.jpg We have 3 Kindle Fire tablets in my home, yes three. Over the years we have gone through more tablets than I care to think about. We’ve never been an iPad type family or any apple product really. They’re … Continue reading

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An Update on My Writing

I’m writing. I swear. It’s slow going, maybe a hundred or two hundred words per week. Three hundred if I’m really on a roll. The point is it’s happening. I’m writing part two of The Qori, The Illia and Michael … Continue reading

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Choosing a Kayak for 2017

One of the perks of my current job is getting to use lots of different types of kayaks. This has been the family activity we didn’t know we needed. Not only is it a fun way to be outside and … Continue reading

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Biography

Born in northeast Ohio, Donald Squire has loved reading and writing since middle school.  Squire has a degree in English from BYU in Utah and currently works as the Marketing Manager for a small manufacturing company in Michigan. His first … Continue reading

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