Ozzy is an Aldabra giant tortoise. He lives at my friend Jack’s place near Waco, TX.
Ozzy is 170+ years old, and weighs between 550 and 600 pounds. He’s not aggressive at all, although I wouldn’t try to stand in his way. I don’t know that he’d bite, but he might push me over . . . → Read More: Ozzy the tortoise
This is the event I’ve been training for since April. The goal was to complete the Waco Wild West Century–100 mile bike ride–in less than six hours. I spent about a month and a half re-familiarizing myself with the bike, and in June I began a training program geared specifically to getting me ready for . . . → Read More: Waco Wild West Century
A “whimsy” is a carving such as a ball in cage, wooden chain, or other “useless” carving that whittlers do just for fun. This is as opposed to caricatures, stylized figures, lifelike animals, and other carvings that we do just for fun but other people call art.
I carved a baby rattle a couple of . . . → Read More: Whimsies