Party at the Purple Pig

Party at the Purple Pig

I got the invite from my Skilletation Nation friends to come up for the Purple Pig Music Festival in Naples, New York. It was in the backyard of my amigos from the North, though it was a good five hour drive for me. Totally worth it. It was bitterly cold those nights,...
The Eastern Hill

The Eastern Hill

My eyes close, bathed in the pallid orange glow of sodium-vapor street lamps. Strings of consciousness dissolve in to threads of memories, like nerves that can be plucked and awakened by my transient state as I pass through the chasm in time between here and those...
Heron 2013

Heron 2013

Another great festival year came and went, and consistent with every prior year, it just keeps getting better and better. As usual, Nathan and I committed the entire week leading up to the festival to helping prepare for the flood of thousands of people. Our main...
Pyrotechnics Certification Class

Pyrotechnics Certification Class

Go ahead, feel free to accuse me of collecting too many odd hobbies… But in my defense, it’s pretty fun to (safely) blow things up. Last weekend, I participated in a training course provided by hometown pyro-gurus, Pyrotecnico of New Castle, PA. They offer...
St. Patricks Day at the Heron

St. Patricks Day at the Heron

Back when we were still assembling the yearly Great Blue Heron flyers by hand, we always threw a yearly party between winter and spring to get together and produce the mailer. Even though we now started outsourcing the mailer, we still get together around the same...