Walking on the Knife’s Edge

Walking on the Knife’s Edge

I had a friend, teacher and mentor once; let’s call him “Ray”. I met Ray when I was about 24, he was a First Nation artist that taught me silver and gold smithing, wood and stone carving, some bead and leatherwork, how to make ceremonial pipes and a...
Moments that Change Everything

Moments that Change Everything

I still remember the day like it was yesterday. I had recently hit the end of my six weeks of severance pay (It was the first time I had gotten laid off from a job in my adult life). I had already cashed in part of a 401K to keep things afloat (and would cash in the...
Zen and the Art of Motor Scooter Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motor Scooter Maintenance

I love almost anything that has two wheels and a motor. There is just nothing like the feeling of jumping on a motorcycle or scooter and riding to…well…just about anywhere. My first love in that space was vintage Italian motor scooters, Lambrettas to be precise. From...

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