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Tuesday Morning Fish Fry

Blog Posts I just did 2 posts for our new blog -- they'll be up within a week -- http://www.theshelterblog.com/, as I transition to a different blogging mode. Not as much stuff as this (although I can't resist blabbing now and then). More material on building, the home arts, gardening, farming. Especially building.
I feel like I have a lot to communicate with builders after all these years of non-academic study of carpentry and other methods of construction.
Back in the saddle with this new blog.
Coming off 5 years of building domes, I set about to learn the most practical methods of building homes, small buildings, and barns. It can be so simple.
Sample future posts:
•Drawings of 5 tiny homes (including every stick of wood in framing (from Shelter)
•Barns of my acquaintance
•Timber Framing
•Master Builders of the Middle Ages
•Architecture: architects need to know that the definition of architecture is "…the art and science of building." Building.
Dwell magazine: occasional comments on this paragon of soulless living
•Rad Rigs: More tiny homes on wheels
I'm really excited to be shifting to this mode. I have something like 70,000 photos, both film and digital, to draw from.
Today's New York Times has a terrific science section, including a stunning photo of the moon by the Lunar Orbiter V, and an article about a combo robot/man diving suit that will be used to explore a Roman ship believed to have sunk in the 1st century BC, and which carried "…the Antikythera Mechanism, a mechanical device for predicting celestial movement."
Serena was just superb on Saturday. Power and grace. Beautiful.
Surfing Without Catching Waves Went out on my 10' Haut Surftek board the other day, too many surfers for me, just got a couple of krappy rides in the foam. Then a few days later could not get out through 6' surf with my surf mat BUT as I get older I settle for just being in the ocean AND I'm gonna get waves -- going to Kauai in November with surf mat and fins.
Over & Out I'm leaving tomorrow for Pittsburgh, then to Seven Springs, PA to do a presentation Friday,  Sept 12 at the Mother Earth News Fair. Anyone know if Pittsburgh is worth exploring?
Photo: grapes at Louie's
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Anonymous said...

Pittsburgh is the land of bridges and lots of different neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

Pittsburgh is a great little city-- a group in the Bloomfield Garfield area is looking into building tiny houses. following is the contact info if you wanted to get in touch with them.

Anonymous said...

Best things to see in Pittsburgh are Mt Washington via the incline, and the Strip District for food, music, and general funkiness.

Seven Springs is very near Falling Waters, worth the trip.

Anonymous said...

check out this firewood...some new ones


Anonymous said...

There is much of interest about Pittsburgh. I believe Mellon Univ. is located there. A cousin was director of plant art dept. Beautiful. Three rivers meet! I just found your blog and look forward to reading your posts.

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