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Surf Matter Is (P)art of Wave

"… The benefit of surfing for decades is not that you progress along some rocket to the moon skill increase curve
but the slow gradual understanding of the pleasures of the sun, the wind and the  water."
-Pranaglider, August 11, 2014

http://23breaths.blogspot.com/2014/08/not-great-but-not-bad.html

Vietnamese Surf Boats


Fabulous article on fishing boats sent this morning by Godfrey Stephens. Click here. Scroll down to "Two Very Different Surf Boats Near Quy Nhon" for this article, but the whole article is full of unique boat info.

The home page: http://www.boatsandrice.com/index.html

Salmon!

These guys killed it yesterday. Louie says there's the expression, "We're in 'em," meaning everything's working, like we're in the (school of) salmon. They had over 20 of these beauties, 22-25 pounds each, at $8/lb, it's $160-200 per fish.

Old Willys Truck

Discovered this beauty earlier this morning. In the foggy mist…

Louie's Shop

About 7:30 AM this morning. Got here last night

Movin' On

I love doing this blog. For the past few years, I've done at least a post per day. But I've reached a new stage now, with a body of work to do, so I'm no longer going to do daily posts, 365. I'll be putting things up here, but less frequently. I'm also going to quit checking email daily. I need less electronics in my life.

 Here are my upcoming projects:

The Shelter Blog I'm going to put some major effort into it. It's now up and running, and I have a lot of articles I want to do for builders (Round Barns of Oregon, Master Builders of the Middle Ages, Aisle-and-bay-divided Timber Frame Barns, SunRay Kelley's Latest Cob Yurts…). The goal is to have this blog be as good as one of our books. (Check it out in 6 months.)

YouTube Videos 1-1/2 minute videos on each of our building books, Tools for the Half-Acre Homestead, Office Workout Equipment, Building a raised garden bed, splitting shakes, washing dishes …

Stretching - the Pocketbook This book has sold over 3 million copies and now we are doing it as a pocketbook.

Book on Barns

Book on Small Homes

Sheesh, until I started writing this, I didn't realize how much great stuff there is to do!

Actually, will be posting in the next few days, as I'm on the road, up at my friend Louie's in the NorCal woods.

Jeff Dean, Woodworker

Jeff Dean sent us some photos and links to his buildings and unique joinery. See his buildings here, and  the photos of his work and links he sent us on The Shelter Blog here.

"Our Little Dream House"

This tiny home in British Columbia generated a lot of interest on The Shelter Blog here.

Colors of the Rainbow

A few years ago, Jeff McWhinney, working for 3M at the time, gave me a sheet of diffraction grating film, which breaks up light into all the colors of the spectrum. I put it up, covering the south-facing window high in our office and in the afternoons, we have rainbows moving through the office, changing as the sun moves inits pattern through the sky. I walked into the office just now and wow, check out my computer.

In the '60s we used to get this stuff (along with prisms) from Edmund Optics (which we learned about through the Whole Earth Catalog). Fahr out man! And still is.

Mockingbird by Charlie & Inez Foxx

Carly Simon and James Taylor did a good version of this song, but here's the real thing. It's all too often that the original dynamite song is almost unknown.

Who's ever heard of Charlie and Inez Foxx?  What singing! A great CD by them is titled "Mockingbird."
Mocking Bird by Inez & Charlie Foxx on Grooveshark

Algae Makes Clean Water & Fertilizer

Great article in NYTimes today by Mathew L. Wald on utilizing algae: 

"…a Nevada company, Algae Systems, has a pilot plant in Alabama that, it says, can turn a profit making diesel fuel from algae by simultaneously performing three other tasks: making clean water from municipal sewage (which it uses to fertilize the algae), using the carbon-heavy residue as fertilizer and generating valuable credits for advanced biofuels.

If it works, the company says, the process will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than is added when the fuel is burned.…"

Photo: At the pilot plant, Algae Systems converts the waste and algae into clean water and biocrude oil.
Photo by Tad Denson

Salmon, Stripers, Halibut

There are fish everywhere this week. Two friends have brought us salmon (had some for dinner, and now smoking and making gravlax with the rest of it), and someone gave us this striped bass. I forgot how striking (sic) they are. Stripes. Gonna smoke this as well.

Casey Neistat's Wildly Functional Studio

Kevin Kelly sent  this, along with the note: "I love this guy's work place."

Musical Events in Round Barn in Iowa


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