to me orchid is analogous to the merry pranksters bus aptly
christened Forward..... the mantra of this group was "U were either
on the bus or off the bus"
there are a few luminaries on our orchid vehicle who are the
embodiment of that unforgettable character neal cassidy. before
kesey and co, neal hung out w/ jack kerouac and the other
beats....to the point. i want to thank and celebrate those who have
given us the essence of metal applications.
let's start with the poster of this thread. john donivan, i have
known john and his many faceted partner/companion, jo-ann for a good
of years. i first read johns writings when his ideas were printed
in our Metal Arts Guild newsletter.johns shared his knowledge with
accurate details, and most of all, a sense of humor....he is a person
who exemplifies all the best traits of a wonderful teacher..come to
think of it, he is just that...a teacher who, because of orchid, is a
teacher to the world. thanks john for all of you sage words, and
john is in the same league w/ a number of other big bats...i would
like to reflect on jim binnion, charles lewton-brain, peter rowe and
andy cooperman at another time.