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Hemingway taught me how to fish……….and how to drink……..


More specifically Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea taught me about the passion of being a fisherman it was one of the first fishing books I read as a youth. I have wanted to go deep-sea fishing ever since I have not had the chance to yet but its on the list. The ocean has always been the worlds last great frontier no fences and more space than can ever be fully discovered by man. Which to me has always been comforting  that maybe everything hasn’t been discovered yet and all you need is a small boat,fishing line and some bait and you too can write your own adventure. Marine biologist continue to make deep-sea discoveries of fish that were unknown to exist and yet they do. Just imagine there are things out there that exist even when we havent yet proclaimed that they do. Imagine that. Have I ever told you the story of me and a cute collegiate soccer player at Texas A&M and the fantastic adventures I had as a young marine biologist. Hey what can I say I was young and full of shit. Some say I still am.

The carving below is a dolphin fish also know as the Mahi-Mahi. As beautiful as they are delicious. Carved from western cedar and custom painted with acrylics and finished with clear gloss enamel for sheen and longevity.




“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good, and the very gentle, and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too, but there will be no special hurry.”
 Ernest Hemingway quote

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemingway








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This entry was posted on July 31, 2011 by in Carvings.


Saturday. Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Maple Burl friction folder by Onetree. My newly planted Texas purple sage. Which interesting enough the native americans used to brew herbal teas that treated fever and chills. Mesquite grilled hamburgers accompanied by a mesquite friction folder. Made in Texas by me. Date night. #Reposting @artisanbuilt with @instagrab_pic -- We spent most of the morning back at the Seward Plantation working on project scope and pricing. You can't help but be transported back in time when you walk on the property. Not in the way a museum full of antiquities makes you feel. But in a real life honest representation of a home,outbuildings and contents that have somehow managed to survive in gritty glory since before the civil war. The beginning of my fall garden requires a matching beer. But of course. Coffee first. Saturday evening creek therapy. How many carpenters does it take to start an old land cruiser? Apparently it's more then four...... Date night. T-bones,beets,asparagus,mac and cheese and naan bread. And of course yet another gratuitous shot of one my homemade knifes.
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