Suit and Gi

Am I Too Old to Start Martial Arts Training?

Here is a copy of a blog entry that I wrote for my friend and teacher–Sensei Jon Oshita–over at After spending almost two years spectating as my older son trained in Isshyn-Ryu Karate with Oshita Sensei, and after several conversations with my wife about how I was interested in becoming a student as well, […]

Dragon Painting Finished

Another Dragon Wall?

The Backstory I plan to write a blog to talk about the dragon wall I did for my oldest son a while back, but my youngest son recently told me that he wanted a dragon wall as well, AND he wanted it to be different than his brother’s. Awesome! He wants to be like his […]

Ready for the party!

A Farm Table for a Friend

Never Built a Farm Table? No Problem!!! A¬†couple of weeks ago, a family friend just threw out this idea that she’d like a big, rustic farm table for her covered patio–and that she thought that little ol’ me could do such a project. Her name is Erin, and just so you know, she is a […]

What to Say

What Do I Say First?

Hmmm. Great question! Well, to quote the great Brian Regan, “Let me answer that by asking you this….” No seriously, in order to answer the question AND stay true to my Project Management roots, I have to envision a successful long-term result and THEN work my way back to the this one single introductory post! […]