We hosted a wedding at Monkey Ranch on the Summer Solstice. Here you can see the Father of the Bride walking her down the aisle towards her waiting groom.

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"One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time."
— G. K. Chesterton

Eggs in a basket.

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Hombre_McSteez and Adam Savage in a momentary pause during recording of their interview.

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My son, Marty, has been getting a lot of attention on the Internet lately for his innovative animation work. One person who noticed was MythBuster Adam Savage, who invited Marty into his personal workshop, called The Cave, for an interview and a little animation fun. Marty was kind enough to invite me along as his amanuensis.

You can see the results on Tested.com, and more of Marty’s animation (he goes by the nom de plume Hombre_McSteez) on Instagram or YouTube.

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"So many lemmings, so few cliffs."
— @aveuaskew

For Design Week, the good folks at Cooper made a life-size cardboard stand-up of me to put in the lobby. People were getting their pictures taken with my likeness, just like I’m doing here.

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Friends with an office in San Francisco gave us this wonderful gear. It’s the main hoisting shaft from an old street elevator. Friends with an office in San Francisco gave us this wonderful gear. It’s the main hoisting shaft from an old street elevator.

Friends with an office in San Francisco gave us this wonderful gear. It’s the main hoisting shaft from an old street elevator.

The chicks in their new home for the next 6 weeks, the brooder hut. The red color comes from the heat lamp.

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"Ideas are the most plentiful and useless stuff in the world. Ideas are to good products as sand is to computer chips."
— Alan Cooper
The baby chicks finally arrived so Tam went with me to the post office to pick them up. Twenty-five tiny little fluff balls less than one day old. The baby chicks finally arrived so Tam went with me to the post office to pick them up. Twenty-five tiny little fluff balls less than one day old.

The baby chicks finally arrived so Tam went with me to the post office to pick them up. Twenty-five tiny little fluff balls less than one day old.

Monkey checking out the model of the Tall Barn. It’s just his size.

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And of course, there’s barbecued chicken for all of the kids and parents. That’s Dominic, father, dairyman, neighbor, at the grill.

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"Personas are a design tool that allow a designer to wrangle users’ goals effectively."
— Alan Cooper

One of the many admirable things about the 4H is that the bigger kids teach the younger ones how to care and show for their animals. That’s the instructor on the left.

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