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As a Multi-Millionaire…

My wife and I like to think strategically about our future.  Planning and foresight can save you a lot of grief and work in earnest. In the event that we should become multi-millionaires in the future, we want to make sure we know what we’re going to do with the…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-09-03

Discovered a new artist (musical) I dig: Zoë Keatinghttp://is.gd/2a4s # Road rash is getting better, but I’m not quite out of the woods yet. Tomorrow is exactly 1 week. # Dropped off a crying kindergartner. It’s worst when I take him. # Who saw Bush read a prepared statement to…Continue Reading

The Family Portrait

For Christmas this year, I commissioned Len Peralta of monsterbymail.com to do our family portraits. He did a wonderful job – a wonderfully gruesome job! I built a frame to finish it out and presented it to Amy Christmas morning. It was a fun present, certainly an unexpected one. I…Continue Reading

I’m a Lumberjock and I’m Okay…

I’ve recently joined the Lumberjocks community. Since I’m working on my first big project, I wanted to document the process somewhere. I could have done it here, but there’s a give and take to the Lumberjock community, and I’m giving so that I can have my take. At any rate,…Continue Reading

Seasonal Inspiration

At this time of year, every year, I start getting a fever for some serious woodwork. For some reason, the change to Fall brings out the craftsman in me and I begin planning new designs and reviewing old plans for carpentry projects I’d like to do. Some are extreme, long-term…Continue Reading

The First Camping Trip

While Balthazar’s first camping trip was actually over just before 10:00pm, he did get some good exposure to camp-life and the adventures that surround it. Balthazar has been going on about a camping trip for days now. We’re not exactly sure where he picked this up, but I couldn’t be…Continue Reading

Gun Laws

You might have guessed at this headline. With the news of the Virginia Tech shootings so fresh in everyone’s mind, debate about weapon laws entered into this morning’s conversations at work. Yeh – an Asian man with grand visions of America’s wild west compares those good ole days (notably via…Continue Reading

Stilt-Walking at Atlanta’s BrouHaha

99x and Scion put on Atlanta’s BrouHaha this year. A festival of ghouls, musical entertainment, and miscellaneous performers of all types. Toyota’s Scion division sponsored the show this year and added the “Car-nival” exhibit including yours truly on stilts and a a whole host of customizes Scions from around the…Continue Reading

How to Kill a Kiln

This evening marked the time of the week in which I get together with some friends (sometimes strangers) and play hand drums. If we can put together an decent collection of people, we’ll call it a drum circle. It was getting cold out tonight, so we took the noise inside…Continue Reading

Acoustical Drum Design Principles

Amy and I were talking recently about me getting into drum construction. We’ve talked about it before, but I’m not exactly sure how to get started. After a conversation Sunday, my mind began working on some concepts to get me started. What I’ve come up with is a desire to…Continue Reading