Writings by Cole Huffman


Assessing Value

Our garage at home currently resembles something like the queue on Antiques Roadshow .   We’ve placed my grandmother’s dining room set in there along with a solid oak S-roll top desk.   These two furniture items, along with a couple other things, are in the garage awaiting sale as soon as I get around to notifying Craigslist.   Recent remodeling in our home has displaced these items from our usefulness. But what price to ask for these items taking up my wife’s parking... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 23
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Dispatch from the DMV

I met a woman at the well (see John 4) moments ago. I write this from the DMV. We're here to get Caleb's driver's permit. Banished to the waiting area while Caleb is tested, the only empty chair was next to a beautiful young woman, around 20, with two small kids in tow. From her appearance I could never guess her story. She looked like a young Germantown mom. Her four-year-old girl spoke to me, so I volunteered for conversation that I have five kids, including a four-year-old boy. The... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 8
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Free Labor

I am not handy.   I do own a chainsaw and thus my Man Card remains valid.   But I am not deft with hammer or drill, skill saw or measuring tape.   My aptitude is for working with words not wood. However, I am the son, and son-in-law, of men who are very handy and are together engaged in an improvement project at our home as I write this.   They have knocked out a wall separating two rooms we would no longer tolerate the barrier between.   Now our living space... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 3
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