Welcome to O’Keeffe Woodworks!
Many of you have been past “subscribers”, willing or otherwise, to the Front Range News, The Six Mile Creek Report, the short-lived Solipsist, and random postings on a variety of topics, some serious, some whimsical, some offensive and others utterly irrelevant. Thank you for your patience as I work out my clumsy craft on your time.
Some have suggested creating a website or blog for this stuff. Many times. I finally did it. Or, I should say, my dear friend and African-Texan-headbanger-guitar-slinger buddy Dehru Cromer did it for me. Thanks Dehru!
Thanks to Jason Belaire for the image on the header. Jason took this in Dazhalan hutong in Beijing on the final day of Chinese New Year (Lantern Festival) in 2010, a very fun and explosive day. Jason took the only photograph I like of myself.
Finally, thanks to Sara Morell, for design and format help.
So welcome to the new O’Keeffe Woodworks blog. Please take a look around!
The site has no ads to plague you. I know that’s poor marketing, but I’m not trying to sell anything. “Free Ideas”, remember?
If you enjoy the content, sign up and you will receive an email whenever I post, which is not often. Signing up also allows you to post comments, getting us back to the “dialogue” idea this all began with.
The site has a selection of posts: writings and images, from the past ten or more years, some more recent. Click the “older posts” at the page bottoms to find more in each category. You will recognize some of these from the past. The site allows you to comment and I really welcome that. Please do! When I first began the FRN in 2002, I saw it as a dialogue and a means of building community. It generated some activity during the war years, but lately has been more one-directional.
Early editions of the FRN or 6MCR contained much more political vitriol and bombast, especially around Cheney’s invasion of Iraq. You will find that notably missing in these archives. Sorry if you miss that. I don’t. Cheney might, though he is newly heartened and may try another invasion. Maybe that change is a good topic for conversation one day…
Ian and I did a fair amount of woodworking when he was three and I thirty. We don’t do that anymore. He makes Tesla’s and I go get mountaineering gear made in China. If you need a reference for a good woodworker, we may not be able to help you. Backpacks and electric cars we can do.
Thanks for being here.
和平 Peace (hépíng)