Fun with fungi

Normally, I am suspicious of any enterprise whose first step is cutting down a tree. Once you break out the chainsaw, it can only mean hard work, heavy lifting, and defoliation. Defoliation, for you day-spa aficionados, is very different from exfoliation. Exfoliation removes undesirable dead skin, and I am generally in favor of it. Defoliation […]

What wood I know

One of the things you learn when you leave New York is that heat doesn’t just happen. Before we moved to the Cape, the closest I got to my heat source was passing the building’s boiler room on my way to do the laundry. In the winter, our apartment was almost always too hot. Even […]