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#1 How To Read A Classic

The most read post of the year is finally here. We will be getting back to blogging shortly, in fact we will be back this evening. Make sure to keep reading the site and share it with friends. For the original post click here. Mark Twain famously said that a classic is a book everyone […]

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#8 Stop Watching Grey’s Anatomy, but Learn to Fix your Daughter’s Hair

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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#15 How To Build A Bed That Makes You A Better Father

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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#50 Skin a Cat: Keeping a Journal

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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Squanto Had A Deep Fryer

Administrator’s Note: Mac Baxter is a friend of all four writers here at TTAF.  His family has the longstanding tradition of cooking great food and inviting  everyone in the city of Lexington to partake in said food throughout the year.  Seriously, you can show up at his parent’s house for Thanksgiving, everyone else does.  Just […]

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Easy Board and Batten

I’d be lying if I tried to claim I was the most handy contributor to TTAF. In fact, I have to admit that, while one of the joys of home ownership is the satisfaction of fixing broken things around the house, one of the frustrations for me is the fact that I’m completely helpless half […]

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How to Celebrate the Birth of Your Friends’ Child

Those of you familiar with TTAF may know that one of our administrators, Curtis, has been, along with his bed-resting wife, anticipating the birth of his first child. I’m happy to report that the wait is over, and that our bearded friend has welcomed a healthy child into the world. Since I’m sure that in […]

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Friday At Five September 7th 2012: A Weekend Project

I am up way past when I normally am and I have to work tomorrow (I am writing this on thursday).  By the time you actually read this post I will be in The Red River Gorge making my way to a campsite.  I have not packed yet, I cannot find the parking permit I […]

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How to: Chicago

My sister-in-law and her boyfriend have lived in Chicago for nearly four years. In that time, my wife has visited them a couple of times, my three year-old son has made the trip, and they have made countless trips home for holidays and other special visits. Meanwhile, I have somehow never mustered the gumption to […]

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How to Read a “Classic”

Mark Twain famously said that a classic is a book everyone wants to have read, but no one wants to read. As an English teacher, I’ve been given sort of a front row seat to Mr. Twain’s assessment being played out in real life. Most of my students (and, come to that, most people I […]

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