Years ago, on a particularly cold morning in Canterbury, NH, I wandered into the kitchen wearing fleece PJ bottoms, a flannel shirt and my robe. My wife looked up at me with a grin and said; "Not many people can pull off that look." It was then that I realized pants, shirt and robe were all plaid, and all different.
That's kind of me in a nutshell.
I worked at a number of Living History Museums representing craft skills
ranging from Blacksmithing to those of an 18th century Infantry
Soldier, 16th century Sailor to Pre-European contact Native American
skills like hide tanning and flintknapping. I fished for lobster in the
Gulf of Maine, was caretaker for the rigging on the oldest, wooden
whaling ship afloat in the world. I've built houses, barns and churches.
I was a tree surgeon and I've sold Real Estate and cars. Now I work in a
high-tech sector of the Constrcution industry (you can find that
In short, this Blog is a place for all the stuff that lives in my
head. I have always had eclectic interests and a photographic memory.
And while that makes for a great Trivial Pursuit partner, it makes it
nearly impossible to pigeonhole my thoughts and experiences.
Like wearing three kinds of plaid at the same time. It might not be
pretty...and not everyone will get it... but it's me. I promise, it'll