My father once told me that it was a pilot biscuit that he'd give me when I was teething, to my mother's dismay. Mom was afraid I choke on them.
Sunday dinner at my in-laws was always the same. Dinner served at 11:30 AM, two lobsters apiece, salad ( Kraft Thousand Island or French dressing), bread and butter or pilot biscuit, your choice of water or iced tea.
Jay Hanna ends his handy book on Marine carving with a story. It seems that he was interested in how a talented shipbuilder had accomplished a particularly masterful bit of carving. The old gentleman reflected for a while and then commented: well, it wasn't easy.That's the story behind this hoop tray portrait ordered by a …
A little carving can be a good thing for a boat.
The Maine Boatbuilders Show was an unusual event. They held the show on the first full weekend of spring in the old Portland Company complex on Fore St. in Portland, Maine. The show was funky. The overhead cranes in the big bays still loomed over your head. The cranes were reminders that this space had …
We all want to be instant experts. One of my sensei describes this in terms of the training montages that are standard fare in martial arts movies; the neophyte progresses from clumsy beginner to skilled pro in thirty seconds of cinematic snapshots. The rest of us suffer from dissatisfaction and disappointment from being less than optimal for much longer.
The stem boards of the Cora F Cressy raised questions about a company I had once been familiar with.
Market research needs to be more than the Brain Trust sitting around proclaiming that this is a great idea.
Literacy is critical to our advancement as artists