As a writer, handyman, and general Renaissance guy, I draw on my broad set of skills and experiences to bring clarity to my writing. I enjoy putting my skills to use for good, helping people, and solving hard problems.​ I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and enjoy finding big and small adventures with my wife and two daughters. I recharge my batteries with fresh air and exploration of the great outdoors by foot, or boat, or four-wheel-drive. Personally and professionally, I try to leave it better than I found it.
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How to Build an Indoor/Outdoor Kids’ Fort With Tent Poles

Exercise your building creativity (and your kids' imagination) with this DIY fort, using tent poles and a ground cloth. Set it up indoors or out!