768 10-FEB97 12:51 Welcome/Intros/Discussion RE: Glass Guru (Re: Msg 761) From: STACKMAN To: STACKMAN (NR)
Ok, that was the official version... In addition to those things
(which were all for compensation) I've done a lot of things just for the
experience of doing them, or sometimes because I had to, or sometimes
just because I enjoyed it...
(no particular order except for how they pop to mind)
Rappelled down a cliff, wrote and published a politically oriented
newsletter for a couple years, made soap, produced hydrogen and chlorine
gas, built fireworks, brewed beer (not from a kit, either - right from the
malted barley and hop blossoms up), rebuilt auto engines, made the
pattern for the cast iron door of a woodstove I built, made a parabolic
solar reflector, climbed mountains, mud-bogged & rock climbed in 4WD,
worked stone, built forms for, and poured concrete,
gardened (I can't believe that's so far down the list!), play guitar
and sing, written various computer programs (back in 6510 days),
taken kung fu, camped & canoed (only class II whitewater), raised
chickens (ever try to figure out what to do with 7 dozen eggs in your
refrigerator?) and goats...
I guess that's enough for now, but really, the list just goes on...
I can't even count all the places I've lived [see below]
ranged from North Dakota to Texas to Puerto Rico to Germany to Florida
to Maine. Hopefully, the next place we move will be the "perfect" place
and we'll never move again... I'm just plain sick of moving...
Ideally, I'd like to find a place with a south facing hill, mixture of woods and pasture, maybe a stream meandering across it (hopefully with enough head and flow for a small hydro plant - 300 watts would be nice), fertile loamy soil in the pasture and nice granite stone in the hills... and hopefully, the winters won't be too harsh. (BUT, since we just moved to our present home in October, I don't *really* want to find it for a couple of years ;)
Glasswise, I have managed to get to the Swarovski Factory in Austria, watched glassblowers at work in Venice, and crystal engravers in Germany. We went to a lot of crystal and porzelan places...
I'm happily married for going on [x] years, have two girls in
and two dogs at home (and a cat that comes around for food occasionally)
[x] married since April '76
Okay... I guess that about does it.
You all pretty much know who your glass guy is now. :)
- Steve GLASS HOST of the ARTS & CRAFTS Forum
Before I get too senile to remember, I should write down the places I've lived. I figure any place you make a change of address to is more than just a "visit," so these are the places where settled long enough to get mail: (The M denotes where our married life began, the A shows active duty military, and the (-) denotes where we were living when I posted the above message)
Del Rio, Texas 1960 Minot, North Dakota Anoka, Minnesota Crash Boat Beach, Puerto Rico 1970 Pease AFB, New Hampshire M Portsmouth, New Hampshire A Ft. Jackson, South Carolina A Deering, Georgia A El Paso, Texas (Bellrose) A El Paso, Texas (Bert Yancy) A Dörnigheim (near Frankfurt), Germany A Idenheim (near Bitburg), Germany (it was FRG then) Rye, New Hampshire Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1980 Berwick, Maine Kittery Point, Maine A Ft. Dix, New Jersey A Nürenberg, Germany (still FRG) A Lawton, Oklahoma Middleburg, Florida (Live Oak) 1990 Middleburg, Florida (Rosemary) Middleburg, Florida (Ten Rod) Middleburg, Florida (P.O. Box - trailer) Rye, New Hampshire Dover, New Hampshire (-) Strafford, New Hampshire Gallup, New Mexico (Aztec) Lakeland, Florida Strafford, New Hampshire Gallup, New Mexico (Kiva) Gainesville, Florida 2000 Archer, Florida San Carlos, San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation Strafford, New Hampshire Cass Lake (Bemidji), Minnesota Whiteriver, Ft. Apache Indian Reservation (W. Walnut) Show Low, Arizona Shiprock, Navajo Nation (Yucca) Lisbon, New Hampshire 2010 Shiprock, Navajo Nation (Aspen... sort of) Whiteriver, Ft. Apache Indian Reservation (W. Choctaw) Crow Agency, Crow Reservation Arizona City, AZ Dover, NH environs (Epsom, NH, Sanford, ME, Elliot, ME) Candler, NC environs (Canton, Asheville, Fletcher) St. Augustine, FL Canton, NC
Canada, Mexico, Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Lichtenstein, Switzerland
Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon