Welcome to my home page. Thanks for stopping by.
I am glad you were able to come over.
Please feel free to pull up a chair, have a slice of pie, and explore today's features:
The Origami Menagerie has pictures of mammals, birds, jungle beasts, and more.
photo links to diagrams for 40 origami models,
including Eeyore, WOL, the crane, and seven hearts.
I just added a new tutorial: How to tie a bowtie.
The West Coast Origami Guild webpage includes meeting notices for origami groups up and down the west coast.
I have published the web edition of
Marcel Tolkowsky's Diamond Design:
A Study of the Reflection and Refraction of Light in a Diamond.
Tolkowsky's book defines a range of ideally cut diamonds.
This web edition has formulas showing how
the best crown angle and table size depend on the pavilion angle.
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II,
I posted a passage by an American P.O.W. who lived through the firebombing of Osaka.
On a lighter note, here are some
mathoms and other
Did Bilbo Baggins ever bake a sweet potato pie? This recipe is delicious.
And some pleasant news:
Rob and Tania Harrison plan to build a hobbit-hole on Kent Island, Maryland.
You can see their progress at www.ourhobbithole.com .
A special treat... two stories by Robert Haney.
These stories combine
tall tales of the Old West with genuine history of the American pioneers:
Ballico (a fanciful history) and Ballico: Part II.
My List o' Links leads to some interesting places.
Thanks again for stopping by. If you'd like to
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Copyright 1995-99, 2001-02, 2004-2005 by Jasper (aka John Paulsen).
Last updated June 7, 2005.