When you are required to be part of a public hearing, don’t assume that the public will be friendly.

Finials for furniture piece, broken original pieces (rear), as well as work-in-process and new replacements (front) ready for finishing. Photo by author.

Last week, my husband and I attended a virtual (a la Zoom) Planning and Zoning meeting to seek approval for my husband to do architectural woodturning in the new addition to our house. As he explained to the commissioners, he wants to slip into retirement gradually, keeping his business open…


I am not a morning person. Never was, never will be. That’s not to say that I haven’t tried. For years, I stumbled out of bed before the sun woke up — to get into the bathroom first; to swim (I was a competitive swimmer in my youth); to take…

Anneliese Fox

Writer, programmer, artist, owner of Fox Computer Systems

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