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Readers, writers, sellers, book lovers

Readers, writers, sellers, book lovers

Happiness is spending an afternoon with people that love books—love writing them, reading them, selling them. Had the joy of speaking at the Midwest...

Midwest Independent Bookseller spring meeting—here we come!

Midwest Independent Bookseller spring meeting—here...

Kat and I are heading to the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association www.midwestbooksellers.org spring meeting in Spring Green tomorrow.    ...

CABIN LESSONS launch (save the date!)

CABIN LESSONS launch (save the date!)

Spike will be launching his latest book, Cabin Lesson: Building our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters and Love  (Storey Publishing), May 6th,  7:00...

A GUY CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY CLAMPS

A GUY CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY CLAMPS

Working on an arch top cabinet as part of an all-in-one changing table—dresser—closet—storage chest for our soon-to-be-born 6th granddaughter. Lot...

MOTHER EARTH NEWS & ME: We go WAY back

MOTHER EARTH NEWS & ME: We go WAY back

In 1989 Mother Earth News published the first article I ever wrote—one on building an ArcHome. Today, 26 years later, in the Feb/March 2015 issue, Mother...

SIMPLE HOLIDAY GIFTS ON KARE 11

SIMPLE HOLIDAY GIFTS ON KARE 11

Spike is gonna be on KARE 11 this Friday (Dec. 12th) at 4:00 demonstrating how to build a few simple Christmas presents including the always-entrancing...

CABIN LESSONS—A long, long journey from pen to publication

CABIN LESSONS—A long, long journey from...

Twelve years ago Kat and I bought a chunk of land along Lake Superior. Ten years ago we—along with our kids Kellie, Tessa, Zach, Maggie and Sarah—began...

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—one of the greatest shows on earth!

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—one of the greatest...

Just returned from the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA and have to say it was the best organized, most informative and most entertaining event...

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—HERE WE COME

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—HERE WE COME

I’m headed to the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania next weekend (Sept. 12-14) where I’ll be giving four presentations...

June 8th, 1:00, Spike’s at Valley Bookseller in Stillwater

June 8th, 1:00, Spike’s at Valley Bookseller...

Spike will be at Valley Booksellers in Stillwater, Sunday June 8th from 1:00 to 2:00 doing a “pre-Father’s Day” presentation. He’ll...