Boxes and Spills

An old saying says, "Keep your eye on the donut, not on the hole." Well, this time, I was deep into hole territory. A simple build turned major construction.

Lively Lad

the original Lively Lad was a substantial tool with a very sharp blade ( about a foot in length) capable of trimming to the ground brush, young trees, and stubborn weeds. It could also wreck boot toes, and if you grew fatigued or careless cut toes.


If your play is your business, you have to take care that the fun remains in the mix - or you might find yourself doing something you hate.

Shy, Never!

There was nothing shy about that grey tomcat of mine. If Clancy liked you, he'd let you know at once, and if he didn't like you, he'd let you know at once.


The problem with long periods of no practice is that you think you are doing great, but then realize that your technique has atrophied.