Happy Fathers Day

Jun

21

2016

It has been quite a while since my dad passed but not a day goes by where I do not think of him. Gene Perkins was not a saint and, like all of us, had his share of imperfections.  He was a strong man that stood up for what he believed in yet a gentle man generous with his love and attention. I spent...

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Quarter Century

May

8

2016

On April 20, 2016 my wife Caroline and I celebrated twenty five years of blissful matrimony.  We are very lucky to have found one another. The best of times is always made better with her at my side. The worst of times made bearable by the comfort she provides.  I love her very much and look forward...

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Change of address

Sep

10

2013

After twelve years, we decided to pack up and move.  We weren’t really in the market so to speak, but we happened upon a home in Fallbrook, CA designed by Taliesin Fellowship architect Bill Patrick.  It’s a contemporary home with prairie school roots nestled in the foothills east of Oceanside....

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More Glass Work

Apr

8

2013

I’ve been working a bit on the glass for the side door.  I had chosen a different background color and gotten started but after some progress decided that the background glass has too much of a distracting pattern.  I’ve moved to a glass very similar to that used on the front door.  Work...

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Fishworld

Jan

4

2013

Finished up a new aquarium stand.  I’ve had this acrylic aquarium for many years collecting scratches from various misuse.  I decided it was time to bring it out, dust it off, and build a stand for it.  The scratches were very deep and numerous so after testing to see if it still held water...

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Blacker house style rocker

Aug

9

2012

Just wanted to update my site to include the rocking chair I made. It is inspired by a dining chair at Greene and Greene’s Blacker house. I read a quote from Tom Strangland who claimed if you could build a blacker house chair you could build anything. After doing it, I’m inclined to agree...

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Same company… new job

Jul

13

2012

David Bowie would be proud.   I guess you could say in this photo I’m “Unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed.”  Maybe this is because I have taken on a new job that now has me traveling to the Bay Area nearly every week.  It’s very challenging, but long-term I am confident that...

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Grand Entry!

Apr

3

2012

After an embarrassingly long time, I have finally completed the glass work on our front entry.  While I can take credit for cutting, foiling, and soldering more pieces of glass than I care to count, I can not take credit for the design.   For this, I enlisted the help of master glass artist Theodore...

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Fix that mud hole…

Feb

6

2012

Those were the words that started this ambitious project.   Our home came with a very small cement puddle that had a ‘waterfall’ rigged up to it with an aquarium pump.  Every summer, regardless of what chemicals we put in or how often we tried to clean it, it would become overrun with algae,...

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Update at last

Mar

4

2008

Sorry I have been remiss in updating my site. Much has been going on. For starters, my dad died on January 23th, 2008 so I have been tied up putting he and his affairs to rest. I also have taken a new position with the same company I’ve been working for the last seven years which will require me...

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