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Monday Fish Fry

(So titled after San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen's Friday columns, called "Friday Fish Fry;" Herb was master of 3-dot stories. I started reading him at the bkfst table at age 15. In the '70s, he answered a couple of my letters with his Underwood upright typewriter. Wonderful man…
Sunny Monday Morning We've had 3 days of real hot weather, now cooling. Blue skies, glassy ocean. Swam last night… Once in a while I try to throw together fragments revolving in my mind, a la Herb C…
Tom Clancy on Writing  “I tell them you learn to write the same way you learn to play golf,” he said. “You do it, and keep doing it until you get it right. A lot of people think something mystical happens to you, that maybe the muse kisses you on the ear. But writing isn't divinely inspired—it's hard work.”
That's why I'm so slow at posting stuff…
Now listening to The Abyssinians Super reggae vocal harmonies. Gimme that old time reggae! "Jason White" here. (I only like about half the songs I hear on "The Joint," Sirius Radio's reggae station. A lot of insipid or preachy stuff or songs you've heard 100 times.…
Great Music on KWMR Our local station has really good music programs around 7-9 PM (West Coast time). Blues, bluegrass, reggae, cajun, R&R, eclectic mix of DJs. I listen to it on radio while doing dishes (and sneakily dance when no one's around), but think it can be streamed…
Free Books to Prisons We have always sent free books to any prisoner who writes us. Letter received a few days ago:
"Shelter Publications,
I wish to thank you for your gift of books. they have been a blessing, not only for…me, but to the many I have loaned them to who are trying to dream and create a future as they leave prison…Thank you for your gift and the many hours of studying, dreaming and contemplation these books provide.
   -J.M., Palmer Correctional Center, Palmer Alaska"
   Thrilling feedback.
   I wish there were some way to get our (fitness and building) books into prison libraries (if there are such). Any researchers out there who can find a list? Or if you know someone in prison, let them know they can write for free books.…
Tidelog Tide Tables I have this posted over the sink and look at it every day. A lot of surfers and fishermen do the same. A graphic view of tides, with art by M.C. Escher. For east and west coasts, including BC. Here

Blues on the Canal Rich Jones sent this link to houseboat moving along an English canal with blues band playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc5abi78GxU

Tiny Homes On The Move We're gettin there! About 90% complete. This has been the most complex book ever, the most people ever to deal with, in many parts of the world. USA, Canada, UK, France, Australia, China, + sailboats cruising the high seas. Two main categories:
Wheels: vans, trucks-with-camper-shells, housetrucks, house buses, and trailers
Water: sailboats, houseboats, and tugboats
There are some 90 of these units in the book, either rolling on the road or floating on the water. They are used as either permanent residences or for trips of varying lengths upon life’s highways and waterways. Book should be out in May 2014…

I love the life I live,
And I live the life I love.
   -Muddy Waters

4 comment s:

Bruce said...

Hi Lloyd,
I appreciate all the work you put into your blog and wanted to pass on something in return. A free form, and free, radio stream WFMU -- http://wfmu.org/about.shtml . Easy to listen to in iTunes. Lots of really interesting, as well as mind expanding stuff. Other things I just don't get.

Among other programming, they have a terrific reggae show every Wed night, which, like all of the shows, is archived, so that you can listen any time you like.

"The Pounding System with Clay: Five decades of roots reggae, dancehall, dub, and ska." - http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/PS

Check it out.

Anonymous said...

Just read this posting, again..read too quick the first time

saw the part that you send free books to any in prison who ask..

KUDOS

you query about your fitness books...wonder if you could then stretch to sending a fitness books along with any prison request for other books? at least it would get the fitness books known. who knows, might create interest.

Lloyd Kahn said...

Bruce,
Thanks! There IS good reggae out there. Have really been enjoying WFMU programs. "Praise Jah and all hees creations mon."

Robert said...

Love those tide tables! But not available for Europe, more's the pity...

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