Sudan on the Bucket list

  “To glimpse these Egyptian deities, portrayed so clearly in the grave of a man who died in 653BC, is an utter privilege – but, without context, also misleading. For El Kurru lies not in Egypt, but in Sudan – 275 miles north of the capital Khartoum. Strange? Perhaps. Or perhaps not. Because the realm […]

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Call off the Bee-pocalypse

From the Washington Post. Seems like we are more in danger now of losing bee-keepers than bees-maybe. Another story of how a free-market economy is the driving engine to successful farming. You’ve heard the news about honeybees. “Beepocalypse,” they’ve called it. Beemageddon. America’s honeybees are dying, putting honey production and $15 billion worth of pollinated […]

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Rules to Write By or ignore

Duane Kelly; playwright, author, produce, etc has posted rules to write by from 4 rather well known authors, including my favorite Elmore Leonard. Some really good stuff here. The link to his page and entire post are at the bottom of this entry. Thanks for the info Duane. Eight rules from Kurt Vonnegut 1. Use the […]

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Aquascape Goes Wild, Nat Geo Wild

“We are extremely excited to be part of the Nat Geo WILD family and look forward to sharing our love for the water feature lifestyle with viewers around the world. Stay tuned for more information!” says – Greg Wittstock- (Owner-CEO) I first met Greg Wittstock in the late 90’s and we kinda hit it off […]

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So You Want to be a Writer?

so you want to be a writer? by Charles Bukowski if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your […]

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December 7th, 1941

“Reflections on Pearl Harbor” by Admiral Chester Nimitz. Sunday, December 7th, 1941–Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would […]

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Take the Star Trek Quiz

So I am #ONE, how interesting Your results: You are Will Riker Will Riker 85% Jean-Luc Picard 80% An Expendable Character (Redshirt) 70% James T. Kirk (Captain) 60% Mr. Sulu 55% Worf 55% Deanna Troi 45% Uhura 35% Geordi LaForge 35% Data 32% Chekov 30% Spock 25% Leonard McCoy (Bones) 15% Mr. Scott 15% Beverly […]

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Coffee, I Need Coffee

The lifeblood of designers everywhere isn’t tequila, a good champagne or a nice micro-brew, no, of course not, uh, right?  Well we suppose not, at least for the sake of this post. No the lifeblood for those early morning hours, or those hours that go into the middle of the night(or early morning), when the […]

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The Passing of Elmore Leonard

I’d like to think that what I share here is more than what are interests of mine, with that strong focus on all things green, but, more than that, a look at the creative world, the world of all design and the creative arts. After all, they are all connected. It’s the great glory of […]

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Cardok the Unusual Driveway

CARDOK ||| via UNCRATE Whether you want to repurpose your existing garage, or just make more room in your off-street parking area, you can safely stow your car underground with the Cardok ($TBA). This galvanized steel, electro-hydraulic lift system can store two cars — one underneath, and one on top — thanks to a lift […]

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