i have climbed through stone foundations of long past industry and so enjoy the mystery piecing together what once was, a recent discover that tickles the mind: sidewalks once taking the punishment of many a leather shoe today encroaching grass, weeds slowly consume but there is a twist. whilst on a late evening walk after… Continue reading steps in the direction of nowhere

All ages swarm Crowd around Get the best angle The BIG Yellow Duck in Duluth! Walkers collide, bicycles dodge Vendors, vend to tourist and local alike Tall ships, sails delight ply the harbor Orange is the new color Eyes follow down the Canal Entry, Bridge, into the Harbor more Tall Ships, then to Pier B… Continue reading Something yellow this way comes

Summer Journeys Cars/vans packed to the gill with luggage and family RVs lumber down the road bicycles on back hanging on for dear life Vast oceans are crossed tiny island are invaded by swarms of tourists Envious? Yes, sometimes wishing I can join Financial burden is my delay But when I stop to ponder and… Continue reading I’ve been everywhere man, well almost

Goodbye 2015 you warped and frustration old year!

In January, myself and business associate are still hunting for retail space to move our pipe shop into after three plus years in one location. As with any new small business, the first few years are rough while building the brand and just as St. Johns Crystal Cathedral begins reaching new heights the property owner…… Continue reading Goodbye 2015 you warped and frustration old year!

Cheering, waving, freezing, and having a good ol’ time

Growing up in Michigan during the 1960s city names of French, Indian, and English origin are all around (Warren, Detroit, St. Clair Shores, Houghton/Hancock, Mackinaw City) but , foreign sounding names like Albuquerque, NM, Pismo Beach, Cucamonga, California pop up in childhood cartoons one in particular marches across the television screen every New Year’s Day,…… Continue reading Cheering, waving, freezing, and having a good ol’ time