Most of those of you who carve with me regularly know that I lost my father at the end of June. Everything is gradually getting back to normal, or as normal as I ever am. He was a great carver, and responsible for me learning to carve. You can see his work if you Google Ivan Denton, including a YouTube video or so about his solitary horseback ride from Arkansas to California while researching a book that he wrote for the University of Arkansas. His books are often available on Amazon or eBay.