Tony’s Terra Firma

May29

Who’s In Your Future

By Tony Shepley A great mechanic or a skilled carpenter is a gift to us all. Two things, besides innate talent, make either as good as they are: experience and patience. I wonder which came first? The patience to learn, or the experience to demonstrate the need for patience. I guess like the chicken and Read More

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April30

The Ice Cream Prayer

By Tony Shepley Here’s a great little story (author unknown) that was given to us by Sheila MacComber. See if this doesn’t help put things in perspective, something we can all use these days. The Ice Cream Prayer Last week, I took my children to a restaurant. My six year old son asked if he Read More

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April01

What’s in a Handshake?

By Tony Shepley In the midst of the pandemic arrival of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the seriousness of the health challenges that accompany it, we will bring a lot of elements of our lives under scrutiny. Things we have taken for granted may have far reaching risks and consequence. One item that we certainly will Read More

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February28

Calmer Choice

By Tony Shepley “It is not necessary to change…but then again, survival is not mandatory” – Edward Deming. I believe we can also credit Mr. Deming with one of my all-time favorites, “You get what you inspect, not what you expect”. That one is worth repeating – “You get what you inspect, not what you Read More

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January31

Are We Wrapped Too Tightly?

By Tony Shepley It’s ironic: as we super insulate houses, we have created unintended moisture consequences that 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 bleed), peeling paint coats, Read More

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