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Durable Goods

Fade Friday #23

Fade Friday Day #23 in my Brave Star Selvage denims. The 21.5 ounce denim is really beginning to soften up. However, I put on a pair of my Levi 501s this week and it was a reality check to feel just how light the 501s feel compared to my Brave Stars! This week I took […]

Durable Goods

5 Dads Go Wild 2.0

Yesterday after work I loaded my camping gear (a tent, sleeping bag, and a camp stove) into the Ford Expedition we’ve been loaned and headed out through the Fraser Valley. In the Expedition with me was my friend Michael from Beyond the Rhetoric. We were headed to the Bluemoose Cafe in Hope to meet up […]

Life Musings

Climate Action Strike 2019

As you probably know, today young people all around the world are stepping away from their studies and other responsibilities to make their elders hear the message that climate change needs to be addressed NOW. Young people often say things like “you’re robbing us of our future”. While this is true, what the adults in […]

Sourdough Bread
In the Kitchen

Homemade Sourdough Bread

Now that the weather has cooled off I am not so reluctant to turn on the oven and bake my own sourdough bread again. Love it! This weekend I tried making a loaf of the “bread in a bowl” bread. Well, actually I did not try, I just did it. 4 cups of enriched white […]

Brave Star Selvage
Durable Goods

Brave Star Selvage Fade Friday Day #9

Nine days into wearing my Brave Star Selvage 21.5 ounce Cone Mills denim jeans and … these dungarees are AWESOME. And, in case you are wondering, the belt I am using with these beastly jeans is my A Simple Leather Belt Co belt. The Brave Stars are not nearly as stiff and unwieldy as I […]

Brave Star
Durable Goods

Brave Star Selvage; Day One of Fade Friday

I bought a new pair of dungarees! I bought a pair of heavy weight selvage* denim jeans from Brave Star Selvage. My new Brave Star Selvage jeans are made from a 21.5 ounce sanforized denim that is made on the classic Cone Denim looms located in White Oak North Carolina. Brave Star jeans are stitched […]

Reynold's Restaurant
Food and Drink

Reminiscing; Summer Road Trip Food

It used to be that when I was traveling the Fraser Canyon and I wanted some amazing food experience, I would stop in Hope at 293 Wallace Street or Fat Jack’s just north of Boston Bar. Alas, that is no longer the case because 293 Wallace is gone, and Fat Jack’s has new owners and, […]

Durable Goods

A New Dopp Kit from Koch Leather

This summer I was spent many days and nights on the road. Along with my kids, I was travelling enough to start to notice how some of the gear that I carry functions, or does not function. One of the pieces of gear that I always carry is my Dopp Kit – a little leather […]

PNE Food Tour
Food and Drink

PNE Food Tour Reminiscing

I have not had the energy to sit and write anything lately even though I have had some fun things happening. So, instead of writing much, here are some pics of our PNE food tour. First up, we tried pickle pizza. We liked it. However, I suppose obviously, if you do not like pickles, you […]