Tony’s Terra Firma

November22

December – What’s In Your Pocket?

by Tony Shepley, Folding pen knives have been around since the 15th century and have served many purposes, including sharpening a lot of quill pens in the years leading up to the 1800’s. Blades became longer and jack knives became so popular throughout the world that in the 1880’s, all soldiers in the Swiss Army Read More

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October24

November – The Rope Swing

by Tony Shepley,    When you look at the cartoon above you can see the many ways that communication can fail. I love this cartoon and wish I knew to whom we might attribute it. It’s been around for decades and since the first time I saw it, I thought it was the perfect illustration Read More

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September20

October – Are We Wrapped Too Tightly?

by, Tony Shepley It’s ironic that as we super insulate houses we have created unintended moisture consequences that in many ways  may cancel out any energy savings benefit we have actually gained. Over the past 20 years moisture caused issues in new construction have skyrocketed. These issues include condensation, mildew and mold, extractive staining (tannin Read More

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August24

September – Sharp Thinking and Cutting Edge Technology

By Tony Shepley, Some years ago, we learned of a new product on the market that made remarkable safety claims. The inventor had tried to market his new technology to all of the major players in the industry and they all turned him down. He then started his own company and began production of his Read More

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July20

August – More Roofs Over More Heads

By Tony Shepley, What do Aging in Place, Workforce Housing, and It’s Too Expensive To Live Here all have in common? They all have a common solution: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s for those who like acronyms), the right of a property owner to have an additional legal housing unit on their existing property. Whether it’s Read More

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