July 20, 2017

An Ounce of Prevention

• By John F. Chisholm • I've finally gotten all the sludge out of my Land Rover's engine. I hasten to add, the fact it was there at all is my fault.  This vehicle was stored for 18 years while I … [Read more...]

A Weather Vane

• By John F. Chisholm • I’m making a weather vane for my garage. The profile on top — the vane itself — is of my old Land Rover. That makes it fun. But, of real import on a sizeable project, all … [Read more...]

True Healing

• By John F. Chisholm • True healing doesn't come when the stitches are pulled or scabs drop off.  It's more complicated than that.  I can prove it. Generally, just walking into my garage gives … [Read more...]


Editor's Note: John wrote this essay in mid-April. • By John F. Chisholm • I had surgery on my shoulder March 1st, repairing a large tear in my right rotator cuff. I’m still feeling the … [Read more...]

An Undeniable Truth

• By John F. Chisholm • Humanity can no longer afford primitive thinking. Okay.  When we were Neanderthals fighting for survival, an 'Us versus Them' attitude was at least understandable.  Cave … [Read more...]

Idiot Lights

• By John F. Chisholm • My wife's Subaru has a 'Check Engine' warning light on the dashboard.  Very likely your car does, too.  The one in my wife's car came on this week.  Oh!  The joys! This … [Read more...]

The Passing Storm

•By John F. Chisholm• It's sleeting outside.  Really, that's phrasing it politely.  Quarter inch hail is mixing with sleet and freezing rain.  The wind is out of the northeast at a steady fifteen … [Read more...]

Ignorance Carries a Fearful Price

• By John F. Chisholm • We have dogs.  I've told you that.  In fact, we have a lot of dogs.  Having four or five home at any one time is nothing unusual.  Sometimes it's more.  Rarely is it any … [Read more...]

The Definition of Stubborn

• By John F. Chisholm • Putting this farm to bed every fall feels like more of an effort than it used to be.  The farm has grown, it's true.  Worse, I'm older.  Alas!  That's true, too. Some … [Read more...]

The Best Thing about the Hershey Car Show

• By John Chisholm • I went with an old friend to the Hershey, Pennsylvania Car Show last week. There were, of course, a lot of cars.  Many were rare, beautifully restored or exceptionally well … [Read more...]