Monday, November 28, 2011


While we're staying with my Aunt in Neptune Beach I'm helping her with some label designs for her custom western shirts.

Bound to the Mainland

Well, we're back on the mainland now. To welcome us home Katie's Dad and brother picked us up from Tampa Int'l and took us out to lunch. Lunch was good; we sat outside under some Live Oaks and enjoyed the perfect early-winter weather of Florida, and they had some local food options.

Coming back to FLA has been a culture shock from day one - so much sprawl, so much lost land and habitat, so many unneeded parking lots! I suppose "the Universe" wanted to really drive the point home; so after lunch we promptly got rear-ended while waiting at a stoplight. Ambulance, firetrucks, sheriff's - the whole deal. Fortunately we're all okay.

Thanks again to everyone that's helped with our move.

More to come...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Old Maui

One of the interesting things about working at Haleakala National Park has been getting to go through the old photographs. I'll be posting a few of my favorites over the next week. Click on the image and spend some time with the details - the clothes, the briefcase, the rifle, the liquor (Okolehao).

Friday, November 4, 2011

A-1F, black selvedge jeans

Here's the fit pic's of the new jeans that I made. I'd like to make another pair and fix a few things, but I'm going to wait until we get back to the mainland.


Here's a few pic's of the Halloween costume that k-bot (Caitie Krow?) made. We don't know anyone here well enough to go to any Halloween parties (or maybe our age-group is just getting older), but she was able to wear her creation to work.

I think it's a great costume, and perhaps a symbolic one as well - something about desiring change and migration. Just a few days after we took these images she was offered a job in Jacksonville, FL. So we are preparing for a return, literally a flight, back home to the Southland. It's not the Southern Appalachians, where we really desire to be, but it's a lot closer to that region than Maui is and we are both really looking forward to being with our friends and family again. I figure the old saying "as the crow flies" doesn't necessarily have to mean following the straightest path to one's destination.