It was a bright, cold day in April

“The history of storytelling isn’t one of simply entertaining the masses but of also advising, instructing, challenging the status quo.” —Therese Fowler As a trained historian I am supposed to be used to telling stories, or at least interpretations of the evidence in a logical yet pleasing narrative.  I must admit however that I have been …read in detail

I Wore a Beard Before Beards Were a Thing

So … I learned a new word this week: lumber-sexual – what part of the seedy underbelly of the Internet did he fall into without us?.  According to Urban Dictionary, he (not being a misogynist, it is gender specific) is defined as “a metro-sexual who has the need to hold on to some outdoor based …read in detail

So You’ve Heard of a Lazy Sunday, How About a Lazy Week?

In this week’s blog, I thought it might be interesting to take you on a journey through my week in woodworking.  The only problem with doing that is that it was a completely unproductive week – we think it has to do with the fact that we were talking unionizing and the ‘Man‘ just cut …read in detail

Happy Paper Anniversary! Paper, Really?!?

On the first day of the month of November, in the year of Our Lord, two thousand and thirteen at 1:01pm, central daylight savings time, the first ever MonkWerks video was uploaded to YouTube – and he is still as melodramatic as ever.  So Happy Anniversary!  If you will indulge me for a minute – …read in detail