My 1960 MGA Roadster. Taken in 1968 in Syracuse, NY. ( notice the bed roll on the back)
My Obsessions Are……
#1. Going in search of the ” Old Indian” as I have come to speak of what I do when I go off arrowhead hunting. I prowl around where few people go on the river, often on the edges of marshes or gravel shorelines with my canoe in tow, looking for signs of human junk. I find our recent selves, stuff from the French and Indian period and then I see the things of cultures still remembered and cultures long ago lost. The Native Indian peoples who lived, hunted or simply passed on through this area on their journeys, left an’ open book of clues for those who wish to view them. I am often transported in my imagination into their presence and love to envision them near by……..
#2. I golf to little these days. But I am still hooked! Help me I’ve lost my swing…………….
#3. Hanging out in the beautiful ” 1000 Islands” area of the St. Lawrence River. This is especially true in Autumn or Spring time when the crowds have thinned out from the Summer surge of tourism. We are lucky to have a place on an island, in the middle of the river near Canadian waters. The Price of solitude………….. is TAXES……………..
#4. MG sports cars or any Classic British sports car. I acquired my 3rd one for the Gargoyle sculpture. It’s a 1976 Midget, 1500 cc. Convertible, which I recently sold. She ran like a champ and had room for my dogs, but not my wife Karen and the dogs at the same time. Tough break honey! The 1st was a 1960 MGA 1600 cc. Roadster with 15″ wire wheels and “British Racing Green” paint with a 6″ silver racing stripe the full length of the car on the drivers side. All original condition. I got it for $400.00 and had it 2 1/2 years (note the bedroll on the back). What a car!….. My 2nd was an 1972 MGB which I traded for a 59′ GMC pickup truck in the middle of winter when the snow was 3′ feet deep. That truck is somewhere on Grindstone Is. My 4th and favorite so far is a black 1959 MGA Roadster that I traded for pieces of my sculpture. The 5th is a red 1973 MG that I bought on ebay and have fixed up (for Karen to drive! ) She didn’t drive it, I sold it and bought a 1974 Jensen Healey / w the Lotus 907 twin cam. Cool ride. So if you see a little Black or Yellow Bluuuurrr on some back road it might be me trying to empty the 11 gallon tank.
#5. Our Dogs have the life, food, comfort, bones, the river, sticks, and squirrels to chase. Hoover ( RIP) the mother hunted minnows all day, and Omar the son likes his frogs and snakes. They both respect Kitty (RIP) and Newbie! We love em’………… and now Our Bella, a chocolate Lab
Hoover’s gone for her last boat ride….. 7/11/13 An Kitty followed soon after… and now Omar is passed as well.
# 6 Last is my Studio, Crows on the ridge……..in Omar, NY, where the “3 Crow” sculptures are.