Tony’s Terra Firma


Today is the Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday

By Tony Shepley, What do wood, window installation, and the internet all have in common? Glad you asked! Several things as a matter of fact, but most importantly, they’re not the same as they used to be. The next time someone tells you, “I’ve been doing it this way for 30 years,” you can bet Read More


More Power To You

by Tony Shepley, We are the beneficiaries of an amazing reliable source of energy, the sun. Thankfully, it is the paragon of reliability and for thousands of years has provided us with a livable climate in a universe that may not contain another similar environment anywhere else, capable of supporting human life. Passive solar energy Read More


To Fix or To Do . . . That is the Question!

by Tony Shepley, The easiest thing in the world is to settle for the easy way out and the hardest thing is to realize that easy isn’t always easy. As a matter of fact, how often is “easy” actually the long way around? A recent conversation made me think about this and I want to Read More


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


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


Shepformation... The Shepley Newletter

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    By John Howell Do attitudes matter? Attitudes have

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