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Location: Bend, Oregon, United States

I've made a living in art and puppetry for over thirty years. I visit schools and universities teaching puppetry and sculpture. This will be my 18th year playing Santa Claus. I can't think of anyone I know that likes or has a better job than I do.

Sunday, July 30, 2006


hi all, just finished building my 20 foot long puppet booth. it really looks like a castle. i made lots of adjustments to it. it took me a week plus to do it. now i'm building some shelves in my vehicle.

Monday, July 24, 2006


, just had a nice 4 point mule deer in the back yard, don't see them often here in the summer. been redesigning my festival booth. looks more like a castle now. my flowers are so beautiful. i now have yellow squash. it sure is hot.

Monday, July 17, 2006

another good day

hi all, wrote another story today. now i have 6 new ones , on my way to 18 . then another book with the new 18. hope to have it done by thanksgiving. my dobie and i climbed a mountain, he was so cool. he learned to climb over logs, and logs piled on logs. he learned to drink from a water bottle. it's really something to see. all i have to do is snap my fingers or call his name or say come and he stops on a dime and comes. he is becoming very much a one man dog. my garden is so beautiful, my fountain was on today, while sitting outside enjoying it i watched a baby bird get the nerve to leave it's nest, it had a problem flying. seem really late for baby birds. cool to watch.

Friday, July 14, 2006


just got back from climbing a mountain, built a blind for dear season. climbed back down the mountain. saw several dozen deer.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

marshmallow shooters

made 60 marshmallow shooters today.packed up some puppets, played with my dobie. he was so good on the 4th. he had to be in the house for almost 12 hours. no accidents. he is'nt afraid of the fire works either.he is a very good dog.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Hi, i just finished writing down two new stories, "Up under" and "The luckiest man on earth" Just made up some marshmallow shooters. Played with my Dobie. H e chased off a cute dog yesterday, the poor dog ran down the driveway, stood there looking at us , saying, like what did i do?