I started this blog a couple years ago. It was part autobiography and part (illustrated) history lesson, but it turned into part political rant. I was so irritated by the McEuen issue (still don't agree with either side) I went off with too many blogs about it. I'm still pissed about parts of it but have come to the conclusion that I'm better off if I quit caring about it. Not like I go there now anyway. So, I've yanked all six McEuen blogs. Twenty years of angst, don't ask me about it.
But I am making a commitment to return where I began herer, with stories about growing up in CdA, local history and family and friends. My way-early new year resolution will be write here at least a couple times a week. Hopefully I can still entertain and enlighten with my 57 years of memories. Some of my best stuff is already 2-3 years old. If you haven't read them, I invite you to take a look back to the start of this blog/series.
I sorta disconnected with the (cyber-) world this last year. Some of you may recall that I made recycled fish art, RainBrew Trout, using beer bottle caps and cans. In the fall of 2011 I was bummed that while I had been featured in a national magazine (American Angler), had a website (don't look) and hundreds of "fans" on Facebook, I was giving more fish away than I was selling. Even setting up at the Downtown CdA Sunday Markets with my old friend and fellow folk artist Jerry Moss netted me no sales.
Not that I begrudge giving fish to worthy causes, if I can't write checks at least there's an item that can be auctioned off. I have given them to Children's Village, The EXCEL Foundation, the Hydromaniacs, the MS Octobrewfest and others and am happy that each was able to get some bucks from them.
I recently got an order and sitting at the workbench over a beer I am also committing myself to start creating these colorful fish. That means I need to get the website back up and am even considering returning to Facebook. Jeez, I can't believe I just wrote that. I'm opposed to a concept where one man becomes a billionaire with no product other than the vanity of mankind. If I do jump back on it will be to promote RainBrew Trout and keep Dave Walker a minimal presence.
OK, with all this I guess I'm off and running. Watch for more gems and junk here on a regular basis.
Did I mention I can be bought? I'm a certificate holding Reverend and preform a damn good wedding if I say so myself. I still love to MC & DJ at car shows and if you're looking for someone to speak for you, the golden tones fit for radio (maybe that was face fit for radio) is always ready.