I wouldn't say that I am monomaniacal in any extreme, but I am willing to own a deep and overt yet ever changing fascination with things. This week/year it is the hyper-paraboloid.
I've had a Kelty tarp that is basically this shape that I've used as a beach shade for years. Shade is a poor descriptor; it’s like a beach kite. The versatility of the shape has served us well. We've used it as shade and a wind block to equal success.Tomorrow I start a series of welding courses at 3rd Ward. I have a notion you will be seeing a lot of this orchid in the weeks to come