Wisdom Begins In Wonder

It seems like only yesterday
I didn’t have a clue
I stood alone not knowing where to turn
Now suddenly I look around
And everything looks new . . .

They call it understanding
A willingness to grow
I’m finally understanding
There’s so much I could know

Until the day you came along
I used to just get lost
I only heard the things I wanted to hear
It always seemed like no cared
Then you took the time
And now I look and everything seems clear . . .

We will cut the wheel down the middle!

One of my favorite things about bouncing around the country for a few years is how my mom was always running ops from Central Command — she scopes out everything and she’s exceptionally good at it. While she hasn’t been involved on this project, she’s had her hand in most others that involved editing and design work.

You wouldn’t believe the amount of time we spent on that documentary postcard — well, maybe you would just in seeing this site. ;o)

The bottom line: Whatever I’m up to, if she touches it — it’s invariably better!

Sometimes it comes in the form of a flat-out change — and other times it’s a collaborative process where we shape the result together (and have fun every step of the way).

Now this guy . . . talk about ideas — his ingenuity is off the charts. I’ve never seen anyone who could do more things in more areas — and accomplish them all with the same top-notch skill.

I call my dad the Working Man’s MacGyver

And he gave to me a gift I know I never can repay

What you see in these pictures is what this site is all about — the importance of people working together to solve problems in the best interests of the idea (no matter whose it is)


And that mistakes are golden opportunities — that you can take a blunder and turn it into something far better than it would have been without the error.

And then there’s this lady — a Grandmother for the ages


This is one of the things I love so much about people working together — how the best idea for one person is a wall ornament, but for another — it’s a coffee table.

Believe it or not — the particle board piece on the wall above was cut on a Flow WaterJet similar to the one below. I gave it to my grandmother and she turned it into the table with the smoked glass top above.

While I’ve never worked in government, I’ve done A LOT of government work — and I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have owners, managers, technicians, engineers, teachers and so on — always step up in my time of need (granting me access to buildings, equipment, tools, sharing ideas, CAD assistance, and whatever else I needed).

In 1995, I set out to make the most magnificent CD storage mechanism on the planet — but without the participation of a long list of people — it wouldn’t have even come close to what it became.

I’m always been lucky that way . . .

I’ve got a long list of real good reasons
For all the things I’ve done
I’ve got a picture in the back of my mind
Of what I’ve lost and what I’ve won
I’ve survived every situation
Knowing when to freeze and when to run
And regret is just a memory written on my brow
And there’s nothin’ I can do about it now

I’ve got a wild and a restless spirit
I held my price through every deal
I’ve seen the fire of a woman’s scorn
Turn her heart of gold to steel
I’ve got the song of the voice inside me
Set to the rhythm of the wheel
And I’ve been dreamin’ like a child
Since the cradle broke the bow
And there’s nothin’ I can do about it now