Welcome to, the website of me, Owen Lawrence, and my family, Mary, John, and Peter.

My first CD, "Patterns" has been released and is now for sale!

This CD is an easy-listening mixture of classical piano and my own original compositions.

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Where did the name "ManyIrons" come from?  Anyone who knows me knows that I've got a lot of different things on the go.  That is, I have many irons in the fire, this website being just one of them.  It's a place where I can expend some creative energy, and a forum for talking about my ventures without necessarily inflicting them on friends or family.  Come here if you're interested, don't bother if you're not.

This website is hosted on a home computer, so it is not currently available 24 hours a day. If you see it one day and then can't access it another day, try again later. The computer is usually off only late at night (EST), so most of the time you should be able to access it.

The Web Applications menu links you to programs that actually run on the ManyIrons server. Hold your mouse cursor over each one for a brief description.

March 26, 2013 - Latest Change: Added Milling A Tree

Sept. 24, 2011 - Latest Change: Updated Family photo

March 28, 2010 - Latest Change: Added Pictures from Trip to Mexico

Sept. 7, 2008 - Latest Change: Added Repairing the 1997 Pontiac Firefly

Jul. 10, 2008 - Latest Change: Added Saskatchewan family pictures 2008 (12MB)

Oct. 24, 2007 - Latest Change: Added Mom and Dad's 50th anniversary pictures (92MB)

May 4, 2006 - Latest Change: Added Comment links to OBlog

Jan. 22, 2006 - Latest Change: Added Johnny's new page to the menus and removed the Christmas wish lists until next year.

Nov. 17, 2005 - Restored the Christmas wish lists.

May 28, 2005 - Added a new recipe, Chicken & Citrus Salad.

Jan. 6, 2005 - Christmas has passed so I have hidden the Christmas lists.  As always, check OBlog, since updates in there are not highlighted here.

Nov. 18, 2004 - I have updated the Personal Web Page so that it is hosted at It's essentially the same as the one at Iosphere (mentioned in the paragraph above), but I will no longer be updating that one. So if you're looking for the latest Christmas lists (for example), you've come to the right place. Click the link at the left.

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