August 2016 archive

Images August 31, 2016


Badass! August 31, 2016

Every wrench sitting in a toolbox wants to grow up to become a tomahawk. That’s because the locked jaw of a wrench actually makes for a pretty perfect axehead after it gets heated and treated and, well, hammered into shape. Casey Chan Forging a Badass Tomahawk from an Old Wrench Is Really Clever   Casey …

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Cathy Muñoz’s Compassion for Child Abusers August 31, 2016

Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or other caregiver. It may include any act or failure to act by a parent or other caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child, and can occur in a …

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QuickSplit is more fun than a barrel of monkeys August 31, 2016

By the time other people reach their Third Thirds in Alaska, they often have a cabin. By the time I’ve reached my Third Third, I have friends with cabins. Boy, am I lucky! Why QuickSplit is more fun than a barrel of monkeys:

Perception August 31, 2016

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. Lucius Annaeus Seneca No one knows what he can do until he tries. Where there is unity there is always victory. Publilius Syrus The sum of all sums is eternity. Lucretius It is hard …

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Shorpy August 31, 2016


What Do I Know The Uncanny Valley, The Museum of Immigration History, and The Quai Branley Museum Part 1 August 31, 2016

[Dear Reader, have patience with me.  I’m trying to pull together a number of thoughts and experiences in an attempt to make sense of all this.  I’ve done a couple of posts that mention The Flâneur, Edmund White’s book on the Parisian pastime of wandering around exploring Paris in a relatively haphazard way.  I’m drawn …

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Elections Snafu August 30, 2016

Have you volunteered or worked at an election place?  Method you use to vote and why? Electronically, absentee ballot or behind the curtains at the polling place?   Nathaniel Herz: Alaska elections director tells lawmakers: Division will fix ‘training gaps’ Over the course of nearly three hours, the panel of lawmakers, plus an audience made …

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Playgrounds in Anchorage & the Valley August 30, 2016

Are the Playgrounds & Vacant Lots you used still available?  If not, do you know what happened them?  I know what happened to the “chain” Vacant Lot Playground I used.  My 0-Lot Line was built on it.   Anchorage boasts 223 parks with 82 playgrounds: Some are in the middle of residential areas, and others …

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What Do I Know? Pont Alexander III August 30, 2016

[NOTE:  All the pictures get sharper when you click on them.] This reminds me to stop complaining about dragging around my Canon rebel, which takes much better pictures than my Canon Spotmatic, but doesn’t fit easily into my pocket.  Paragraphs like these help me figure out who I am and what I’m doing on this …

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