Duane McGuire Blog

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October 11, 2020
Giesy's Crossing
I grew up along the Willapa River in Western Washington, where I was born 100 years after the ...
September 4, 2020
Shop Dog
Bebop has been with us for more than 6 months, now. Are we bonded? Oh yeah! She is constantly with ...
July 20, 2020
An old Piano Friend Comes Home
Sometime around 1959, in Raymond Washington, I had my first piano lesson. It was on this piano: ...
July 6, 2020
Sand, Gravel, and Cement, Mixed With Experience
For Terri's birthday, she asked for sand and gravel. Actually, it was sand, gravel, cement, and ...
June 21, 2020
Father's Day 2020: Remembering Harvey McGuire
I've spent the day with thoughts of Dad. He shared freely with the people of his life from 1913 to ...
June 19, 2020
Ashokan Farewell Piano Performance
My dive into digital recording and production started in December with a gift of Ableton LIve! ...
June 17, 2020
Let's Eat Home
As Terri and I were enjoying another of her fine meals on the deck, we talked about how ...
June 11, 2020
From Terri's FB
I completed my second garden peace pole today (blue); the yellow pole was completed last year. ...
April 24, 2019
Just Like Downtown
Dad was someone who was known as a practical man.   He could get things done, and was always ...
February 24, 2019
A House
In about 1942, my Dad, Harvey McGuire built a house with Grandpa Henkel. That house became a home ...
December 19, 2018
A once in a lifetime recipe
October 24, 2018
Swimming Lessons, Then and Now
Sometime around 1958, I was introduced to swimming lessons. I'm sure some kids complained about ...
October 27, 2017
Yesterday morning I got up too early. To get some more rest, I went out and spent a half hour in ...
September 22, 2017
Willapa Hills Trail
Willapa Hills Trail is the former Northern Pacific spur line from Chehalis Washington to South ...
September 19, 2017
Artic, Washington
While visiting family in Grays Harbor, we stayed at Artic RV Park. It turned out to be a beautiful ...
May 26, 2017
Dana-Thomas home - Springfield, Illinois
It is always a treat to tour a Frank Lloyd Wright home. The Dana-Thomas home in Springfield, ...
October 28, 2016
LaRue McGuire: Oral History Part 2
My Mom, LaRue Dorothy Henkel McGuire was born on October 26,  1916.  She lived a remarkable life ...
May 28, 2013
New Tech meets Old Tech
I'm a technologist.  And sometimes I have more fun with old technology than new technology.  For ...
October 31, 2011
Coffee Table
Erin designed a coffee table that we built in the shop in August.   This weekend was the next road ...
September 11, 2011
Uncle Frank
Frank McGuire, my uncle, passed away last weekend at the age of 92. It was too soon, because he ...
December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas!
It's 6:30 am and all is well.    I always was the first one up on Christmas morning.
December 25, 2010
A mobile base for the Rikon Band Saw
The shop really isn't large enough for the new band saw to have a permanent location on the shop ...
November 28, 2010
Mom's Early Life
My mom, LaRue McGuire, was born LaRue Dorothy Henkel on October 26, 1916.  At 94, she can still ...
January 2, 2009
Woodshop progress: insulation and drywall
My shop is too big! OK. That's the last time you'll hear that. Though the work continues it seems ...

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