Fence Finally Finished Fabulous Flat Finials

Taking advantage of a rare beautiful weather day, I got out and finally finished the fence. This meant fashioning some gate latches with the scrap lumber I had left and then putting up some decorative trellis like pieces over the main gate. And then onto the final section of work. The finials.

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Introducing the Great Grimpen Mire, Devil Dog Extraordinaire

Good grief! Time is just screaming along and it is now October. In the past month, I have managed to become a grandfather, lay a new kitchen floor, install the baseboard and repaint the kitchen, bum around with Mick on her vacation,

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September 3, 2009 Miracle: Zoey

Congratulations to my son, Matt and his wife Sue who have had their first. Her name is Zoey,  7 pounds 4 ounces, everything intact and healthy and ready whoop it up.

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NECON Triple X Flyer Image

The central image is by Edmund Sullivan who illustrated a translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald in 1913.

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New Mausonian Fossil Dragon Specimen Revealed

Late last year , I was contacted by the director of the Mausonian museum if I would be interested in a position in their bone washing department but I had to defer as I was still attempting to exhaust these creative urges that wash over me. He also mentioned that they had discovered a small draconian arboreal flyer which they have named the Leaf Tailed Dragon.

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Necon 29: Something Different for and to Everybody

Necon 29 has come and gone! The economy apparently kept the attending numbers a bit lower however it seems to me that this actually worked in favor of the convention as things seemed a little bit closer and more personal than usual.  All in all, everything went pretty smoothly.

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Ritzy Foot and Ankle Coverings: Spats

Spats! Those functionally decorative foot and ankle protectors from yesteryear. Why, even Scrooge McDuck wore a pair! They can still be seen about being used as protection in various industries and occasionally as a fashion statement.

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Baronial Championships at 11th RI Highland Games Festival

Once again the Highland Scottish games have passed and what an event! This year amidst a backdrop of continuous bagpipes and cannon fire, the Barony of the Bridge’s finest competed to be  baronial champion of their intended class. 

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Magic Card Guest at Boxboro

A couple of weeks ago, I was an artist guest at Star City Games Standard Open held at Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

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A Fence for May

With the arrival of Daisy, a.k.a. Little Bit, we found that our 4 foot chain-link fence did not pose a challenge whatsoever to her. She simply walked over, gathered her haunches underneath her and bounced to the top edge of the rail. Perching there momentarily, she gazes about and then drops to the other side. Then she’s off to investigate those interesting birds bathing in the pothole down the road, chasing that squirrel or just saying hello to a person now quaking in terror and she wiggles most terribly in all her exuberance.

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