Flannel Shirts Updated and Improved Read more

Flannel Shirts Updated and Improved

Probably just about every guy in the United States has at least one flannel shirt in his closet.  Associated with manly pursuits such as outdoor labor, farming, and woodcraft, flannel fabric has been around for about 500 years.  It is used to make everything from warm, cozy sheets to plaid lumberjack shirts.  But now it’s […]

A Map of The Shire Read more

A Map of The Shire

When you read The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien, it is easy to find yourself wanting to visit The Shire, the homeland in Middle Earth of the hobbits.  Or maybe you’ve seen The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey within the last few months and enjoyed the bucolic charm of Bilbo Baggins’s neighborhood (shot in New […]

Learn to Kayak with this Groupon Deal Read more

Learn to Kayak with this Groupon Deal

So, you’ve been thinking that this is the year you want to learn how to kayak.  You want to get out on a river, run some rapids, see impressive scenery in new ways, learn to surf waves, or take a trip on the ocean. Or maybe you just want to paddle around some lakes with […]