I'm amazed at the groundswell of demand for typewriter repair services here in our quiet corner of New England. Just the event at Clementine in Middlebury outstripped my wildest expectations! It appears as though the public wants me! I got three quick $10 tune-ups, three bigger repairs, and umpteen ribbon changes. The nicest thing about this is that I'm making money, doing something fun, and everybody loves it! We all win.
Welcome to my new site! I'm still in the process of building it, so I apologize for the piles of old html dust, Java screws, and Flash nails underfoot. They will be cleaned up soon enough.
As you explore the site, I'm sure you'll see that my skills are varied, and I'm interested in pretty much everything. In future posts, I'll be showing you all the fun and crazy things I'm up to on a daily basis. For example, I'm gearing up for the May Middlebury Arts Walk typewriter display at Clementine, so you'll probably see a few typewriter posts coming up. But as I've spent today getting help making a website, I'll leave you with this:
In addition to mucking around with mechanical things, I have to confess to being a bit of a foodie. I've been trying to make bread like the stuff I had in France. and my results have been steadily improving, so now I think I have something worth noting! I used a New York Times recipe, which can be found here. I substituted two cups of the white unbleached flour for whole wheat, and left the dough in the fridge for about a week and a half, only to discover that the yeast had lost all its steam, so I had to be very careful not to degas the dough at all, or risk having a very flat loaf. I threw rosemary and salt on top, and baked it without the water in the oven, and it actually turned out to be some of the best bread I had ever made! As you might expect, the dough was very sour. That said, I'm excited to try baking with a bit more precision and predictability, thanks to the new book my girlfriend got me, "The Bread Baker's Apprentice". See you all around!