This site was roughed out in QuarkXpress 3.3 on a Power Macintosh 8100/80 at the Box Top Shop in Benicia, CA. Scans and jpegs were done on an HP flatbed scanner with PhotoShop 3.0 and carried to Los Medanos Community College, in Pittsburg, California on a 100 meg Zip disk. There the pieces were assembled with the Galliard type family into a six-page prototype website in Dreamweaver 4.0 on a Macintosh G3.

Credits: Author in LLOYD MMOYD T-shirt by the Golovich Brothers, at the Benicia First Street waterfront, Benicia, California.

Biosketch: PB – Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, January 30, 1943. Grew up in San Leandro and Walnut Creek, California. Graduate of Las Lomas High School, Diablo Valley College, and the University of California at Berkeley. Handyman, designer, former corporate guy. Married to Janice Jaffe-Bray. Two
adult children, Cathy and Christopher. Benicia, California is home.

Time was of the essence since my Power Mac at home was still running on rubberbands and Rice Krispies (System 7. Something or other, conceived of well before anyone could spell or even define “The Web”). These six prototype pages represent the seed-grain
of an art adventure that began some 32 years ago when I was an illustrator for the University of California at Berkeley and just beginning to write my first




Another project:
Singing these songs above
and recording them in the next iteration...another hoot!
Stay tuned. – PB

few poems. With any luck at all, the balance of this site will evolve to include many more pages and those songs, poems, and lyrics noted to be added on the contents page.

This draft was finalized in
Hall and Louise Burbage’s kitchen, just one block from
the Carquinez Straits, in Benicia, California, on February 25, 2002.


Peter Bray
Taproot & Aniseweed
The Box Top Shop
P.O. Box 234
Benicia, CA 94510

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