My Baby is Sixteen

We’re finally here.  You’re sixteen.  Since you were born I dreaded this day.  It’s meaning is simple.  You are no longer a child.  To you, this is probably a relief.  You’re excited to finally beRead More

I Didn’t Give You The Moon

15 years. They were not all bliss. They were not all joyful or wonderful or everything they could have been. They were not perfect. They were real in ways I could not have imagined. TheRead More


Time to drum

It’s been too long.  Feeling the urge to play. Not just for a little while or to get it out of my system. I’m missing that part of my old life when playing was aRead More

ALMA antennas under the Milky Way

Look Up

We are all members of a large community.  The Universe.  So few of us ever think about what is above our heads every minute of every day.  It is easy to forget while keeping upRead More

Mars Rover Spirit

NASA officially ended communications with the Mars Rover Spirit today after an incredible 7 year mission.  The mission was designed to last only 90 days in 2004.  It is believed that the last martian winter,Read More

Kodak is Rochester.  It is difficult to think of one without the other.  My years at Kodak were brief when compared to the decades of service that others have given, and still are, but IRead More

Red Stained Finish

With the exception of the red color being closer to brown in this picture, this is what I’m going for with my restoration.  I want shells exposed with the grain raised, stained candy apple redRead More

Slingerland MagnumXM71

There they are!  Exact match.  Thought it would take me longer for find them.  Magnum XM71 Series.  This was actually the only reference to them I could find anywhere on the web. There are actuallyRead More