Saturday, April 24, 2010


This is a true story.

The picture with the cars in the background is the only photo of Henry. He was with me going back to my very first memories. The picture is not of him, but of the cars... he happened to be walking past.
I loved Henry.

The second picture is of King Henry II. I don't love him as much. He pees on the Persian, hates most everyone, with the exception of Dean, & is overall a mediocre pet. He loves me for some reason. My daughter & I, in a weak moment, brought him home from the Humane Society.

One day, after Henry the First had been missing for over a month, the neighbor informed my mom, "I found that dog of yours... I'll go get him."
My mother ran in the house over joyed, & delivered the wonderful news.
By the time I ran outside, the neighbor had returned with Henry.
As he threw his rotting carcass on the tarmac, he flipped him over with the tip of his shovel & said "As you can see by all the maggots on this side he has been dead for quite a while."
I cried as listened to my mother use some the foulest words I'd ever heard come out of her mouth... & ever since have had a rough time bounding with animals.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Cole is so damn clever.

I, on the other hand am a mere bronze medalist...


made for the kitchen
works well in the garage

Sunday, April 18, 2010

BSA & Triumph; Brits with a Japanese twist.

My 2010 JOINTS pick

See what I mean.

My 2009 MOONEYES pick

I am a sucker for simple, small, black & polish. Proportion & silhouette always pull me in.

Zander Schloss & Sean Wheeler; Strait up gentlemen

My long time friend Scott Willis, brought Sean & Zander over & they are as neat as their music!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Great photos Yoshi san!

1934 CAC

Arigato Sin san

1949 WR

Thanks Masa san

Cannonball rig

If I can fool anybody that this contraption is pre 1916, then I'm ready to roll. I am only a few decades off... it's all old junk.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

original paint

all destroyed by restoration.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Remember Alfred Hitchcock's classic...
Vera Miles played the lead role.
When my family bought her estate, it had long been a hippie compound for years, everything was neglected, disrespected & the natural gullies were filled level with trash. The environment is a recent issue for the boomers. The place was is in total ruin. My family got it for next to nothing when I was a boy, now it is just lovely. My Mom & Dad could always see potential in the ugly.
I am so blessed to be the duckling, born to them

The bird whisperer

When a zoo, selfish pet owner, or illegal smuggler looses interest, or an exotic bird becomes too much work for its previous 'owner', my pop's will give it a home. Some of these macaw's are on the endangered species list & my dad has been the only guy on the planet to breed them in captivity. He'd would love to let them free, but once captured the will never again stand a chance in the wild.

Jeremy Decker on DECKER road


I just hit her with another new & brilliant idea...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

it's insane

When your Dad is Walt...

and you grow up in Disneyland... you can't help being Mickey Mouse.