Welcome to the finest blog on the internet. It is our goal that all writing published here be thoroughly original, and have a relevance-horizon of between ten and one hundred years.
You will find that exploration is rewarded.
“Here no state chambers in long lines unfold,
Bright with broad mirrors, rough with fretted gold,
Yet modest ornament with use combined
Attracts the eye to excercise the mind.”
— Samuel Rogers
“Suffer me that I may speak, and after that I have spoken, mock on.”
— The Book of Job (KJV)
This site began as Joel’s Improved Personal Website (JIPW) in 1998. Originally it served as the home for free software written by Joel; when he realized he enjoyed writing the documentation even more than the actual code, programming took a back seat to writing. From 2008-2012, the site served mainly as host to the Howell Creek Radio podcast. After the podcast was moved to its own site, JIPW was reincarnated as The Local Yarn.
This site is written and illustrated by Joel & Jessica Dueck.