Advanced Arduino fun

by Peggy on January 28, 2016

For his birthday, I gave Sam two books with advanced Arduino projects after he worked his way through the initial project book over at The Forge, the maker space at Denton’s North Branch Library.

He made a short video of one of his three builds Monday night.


Chisholm Challenge 2016: English Equitation

by Peggy on January 15, 2016

Sam said he knew when he went into the ring, he was up against some stiff competition this year. He still had a great ride.


Chisholm Challenge 2016: Showmanship

January 15, 2016

Sam says the last pivot in front of the judge didn’t go well. The horse, Rosalie, had “her own ideas.”

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Guest blog: Sam on tackling trail gates

January 14, 2016

Today, Sam finished Chisholm Challenge, a horse show hosted for the past 13 years by the Fort Worth Stock Show and area stables that serve riders who are veterans or have disabilities. Sam didn’t want to talk much about how the trail ride went. (Hint: Not every kernel popped, either today or yesterday.) He did […]

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Hard Sauce

January 8, 2016

The holidays are done and with it, for the most part, the obligation to eat all the things that come out only around the holidays. Our neighbors, an older couple, seemed to think our place was a good place to dispatch the rest of a home-baked cake gifted to them that was more than they could hope […]

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December 30, 2015

Earlier this fall, I was able to spend some time with a local biologist studying quail. I learned more in the course of that day than I was able to put in my newspaper story, which often happens. The biologist has been working with area ranchers on ways to keep the prairie vital both for their […]

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WinterFest 2015

December 21, 2015

It’s been some time since I posted video of Sam riding horse. They had a friendly show at the barn today, just the kids who ride with Born 2 Be in Aubrey. It looked like a good way to get all the willies out before they head to Chisholm Challenge at the Fort Worth Stock […]

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Macaroni and cheese. At last.

November 29, 2015

When the kids were little, we did our best to feed them wholesome foods made from scratch. But we weren’t rigid about it either. We made one tough rule when we recognized what a Happy Meal could do to your kid’s metabolism. I used to juggle time at work to be able to take Michael, when he was […]

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Smart thermostats anywhere

November 13, 2015

By Sam Wolfe, Guest Blogger According to the recently published news story, “Smart thermostats remember for you,” a thermostat that is “just about as smart but doesn’t connect to the Internet” was installed in the back side of this home. (We live in northwestern Denton.) Only one wire was available to power the thermostat. According to […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #300

October 22, 2015

Sam (following Peggy into the house at midnight): Hey, Mom . . . (pauses, studies her face) Tuesdays are really bad for you, aren’t they? Peggy: Yes.

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