Accidental Seascapes #1 & #2

Accidental Seascapes #1 and #2, 45″ x 11.5″ each, plywood, WD-40, cement-all. Removing the forms from my Deep Deck mold, I was surprised and delighted to find two accidental seascapes emerge on the plywood sides that were in contact with the curing concrete. I sprayed the boards with WD-40 as a release agent before making […]

“Stir thy lethargy!”

My great-grandfather, Howard Heinkel, at Brigantine, c 1928 (still from home movie). I’m lucky to have known my great-grandfather, Howard Heinkel, an extremely energetic Philadelphia doctor of German ancestry who lived to be a healthy, cogent 96. Gramps built one of the first houses on the island of Brigantine on the Jersey Shore, where he […]

Downtime in Downtown Denver

Daniel Libeskind designed the new wing of the Denver Art Museum, completed in 2006. Thanks to Airbnb, Ene and I were able to rent a very cozy apartment in the Capital Hill neighborhood of downtown Denver during our recent three day sojourn. The majority of our Tsuru-related business took place in Denver’s Civic Center, a […]

Space? Time?

The terms ‘space’ and ‘time’ leave me feeling hollow. Even when strung together in the mock highbrow space-time-continuum, the words themselves lack resonance, especially considering the ideas they represent are supposed to be the fundamental, if least understood, building blocks of the universe. The more I think about it, the more it seems possible that […]

Wood/Bank/Barn

A barn full of beautiful wood, carefully laid up to dry, is better than money in the bank. I’ve never really studied economic theory, but imagine there’s an odd relationship/kinship between miserliness and greed. Suffice it to say I learned firsthand over the past week how one might give way to the other, in predictable […]

Suddenly

A glimpse of the deck and cockpit of ‘Suddenly’, our 1978 Hunter 25 sailboat. Suddenly is the name of our new sailboat, a 1978 Hunter 25 docked at a convenient slip in the Berkeley Marina. The boat is aptly named, for like so many things worth the wait, no matter how well-reasoned and researched the […]