On Paper

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I’ve had a lot of fun over the years at the expense of home-and-garden type magazines. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy perusing such publications. If I didn’t, I probably wouldn’t bother to poke fun at them. However, most of us have fallen into the trap, seen something in a magazine and said, “Wouldn’t that be great?” But the articles featuring many of these projects, especially the architectural projects, should begin with the sentence, “Get a million dollars somehow.” Or sometimes the projects, such as the adorable garden shed, don’t look quite so adorable once they’re standing in your backyard. Tant pis!. It’s all about the journey, n’est-ce pas?