|This site was created as a place for me to
publish articles and pictures about the things I enjoy in life. At the
moment I live in two places, a home outside of Chicago and an apartment in
Beijing. Sometimes it can be very difficult, and sometimes its very
rewarding. I hope this site is something that people will find interesting
and useful especially if you are planning on living in Beijing.|
As the site develops I hope to bring the focus more towards my woodworking and
furniture making. The time I spent in the U.S. in 2011 was shorter, but I was able to
build a new shed/barn for the backyard and a Telecaster. My goal in 2012 is to build
additional guitars, furniture and continue to develop a
successful career that will allow me to live in both countries.
- Control circuit design Working on the controls for the brewery.
- 92 mile Mountain Ride A wild ride to the Great Wall and Ming Tomb area.
- Plugged in the BCS-460 I fired up both of my brewery control systems.
- Test fitting the HLT Testing valve and element placement
- Century Ride I achieved my first century (100 mile) ride.
- New Brew Equipment The brewing equipment was delivered in Beijing today.
- Ride to the Edge I did a 126 km / 78 mile out of the solar system.
I specialize in the design and fabrication of contemporary furniture using all types of hardwoods. Primarily I use reclaimed North
American hardwoods such as cherry, maple, walnut etc. I also enjoy using some South American exotic woods. I find that I am influenced
strongly by Shaker traditions, but I enjoy all styles of furniture design. Presently I reside in Beijing, China for about half the year
and Chicago, Illinois for the other half. If you have any questions or would like a quote please use the Contact Page
and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I started my first business, Mindspear Technologies in 1995 shortly after the release of the Mosaic browser. I was doing
software sales and had slowly migrated over to the development side. From 2003 until 2008 I did multiple projects with a focus on sweepstakes development. Sweepstakes
are very high pressure, complicated projects that have no room for error. During this time I also developed a series of applications that powered one of
the largest automotive warranty companies in the United States.
I haven been very fortunate in life and met some very successful people. I have had the pleasure of working in a variety of industries and learning those
business models. I am always interested in what people are doing. If you are living in Beijing and would like to get together for a dinner or drink just send
me a contact.