I hope this blog shows that my writing & editing have evolved considerably since I started writing derivative fantasy novels on a clipboard under my schooldesk at age 9.
To stay fit and useful, I use welding, metalforming, casting and anodizing to make lighting, furniture, jewelry and sculpture out of industrial metals. I’ve made most of my gear, sometimes from plans: from the waste-oil powered furnace to the hydroponic sprouter that raises little lentils, broccoli, buckwheat etc.
To purge the resulting Hephaestian grottiness, I attempt gentleman subsistence farming, but every year swear to surrender because The Farmer’s Almanac is a thing of the past unless you’ve got the Monsanto edition.
I’m writing this blog in collaboration with Earth Safe Finishes, http://www.earthsafefinishes.com, a company producing environmentally responsible paints, epoxies, finishes and like compounds.