Monday, July 29, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

lion's share

that les paul is a bit of a beast

what's that between them?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


timing is a pain in the ass
and it sure is LOUD!

Monday, July 8, 2013


stealing my spot on the couch

and the bed

Saturday, July 6, 2013

fresh from the oven

first ever dutch oven loaf



Friday, July 5, 2013

last summer

so this time last summer
I was prepping for three weeks in the grand canyon
on the colorado river

the trip was grueling and epic
some white(brown?)water highlights below...

I'm thinking this is hermit rapid
fun stuff

one of the silver cock jocks - steve carothers - scouting crystal rapid
may not look like much but this is some of the biggest nastiest whitewater in the west

a wild ride aced by all

looking down into lava falls rapid - see above description
minor disaster occurred here...
first silver cock through flipped

we camped right below lava
floated 100 miles to takeout the next day

anyways there really is only one story of the river being run
a speed run in a dory @70 some thousand cfs
briantly chronicled here...

highly recommended

Monday, July 1, 2013

new bench

set up the home shoppe bench today - need a guitar to work on...
at least I've got a very comfortable stool and environment.  
and we can wrock out!
with BEER!


and now yarnell hill
oftentimes it seems we take firefighters for granted
hotshot crews put their lives on the line daily
during the west's long wildfire season
sometimes the odds catch up with them

I've been heartsick since I've heard about this
prayers and condolences to all affected

monuments do not do justice to their sacrifice
though they do offer the rest of us memories of their heroic valor

dude fire monument
mogollon rim az