Hello, readers! My name’s Gary Nielsen, though I’ve gone by Mr. Nielsen for most of my life. I taught French in public schools around West Virginia for close to 40 years before retiring this past summer. Now that I have ample free time on my hands, I’ve been getting serious about golfing, and trying to make myself useful around the house with DIY projects. In short, your typical aging male lifestyle. This blog is a bit less organized than I’d like it to be, but mostly it’s about various hobbies of mine and projects I’m currently working on. I do hope you enjoy it!