He is a surgeon, he is a cyclist, he is a wood turner, he is my father-in-law. A lot like superman, he is handsome and moves at the speed of light. Two years ago he started working the wood. He is really talented, and since he already had one of his digits ripped off in a water skiing accident as a young man, he is not scared to just get in there and manipulate heavy chunks of wood rotating at a terrifying speed. We just spent a week together at his mountain retreat, which is the home of his many boats, bikes, tractors, tools, every item REI ever made, every item Patagonia ever made, an elvis painting, a small collection of Carhartt denim, and his workshop. It was a joy to watch him in his space. He inspires me.