Sacrilegious Roulette

Way back, before your time indeed. I hung out with others of a similar twist of character, although many at the time thought us more than a bit twisted. One of the idiot games we enjoyed playing was called sacrilegious roulette. The rules were simple. We sat around and blasphemed. The first struck by lighting …

Slow

Almost every week Sensei says this in practice: "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." — Confucius Studied deliberation seems harder than going fast. But, at this time I'm under little economic compulsion to produce in haste, and going slow allows me time to master what I …

Smell

I entered my shop this morning to the smell of linseed oil, varnish, and wood shavings. I was transported to my friend's boat shop in Newbury, to the WoodenBoat School in Brookline, Maine, to the shipyard I worked in one summer and to the shops of mentors and friends from over the past fifty years. …

Want A Bite?

Carved by 19th century Salem Architect and carver Samuel McIntire any additional comment by me would be distracting from the vision.