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Perception September 1, 2016

“On the whole, tho’ I never arrived at the Perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell far short of it, yet as I was, by the Endeavor, a better and a happier Man than I otherwise should have been if I had not attempted it.”
Benjamin Franklin,
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin



I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.
Margaret Fuller,
journalist and activist



Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs tom the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher



A man travels the world for what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Edward Moore


“Hold the hand of the child that lives in your soul. For this child, nothing is impossible.”
Paulo Coelho

Cannabis illegal, Alcohol legal September 1, 2016

Is there more money in Alcohol than Cannabis? (Sarcasm)

Cannabis Social Clubs became popular in the United States during prohibition. Cannabis was often used as a legal intoxicant since alcohol was illegal.

Teapads were developed as clubs in urban areas where jazz music was performed and cannabis was consumed. Teapads usually catered to those in the jazz scene and were usually furnished comfortably, often playing jazz music. Music in homage from these clubs arose; Gene Krupa even composed an entire album named “Teapad Songs Volume 1”. These clubs disappeared after cannabis became illegal.

Cannabis Social Club

Gene Krupa Tea Pad Songs Volume One I’m Feeling High and Happy

Alaska Can not stop Heroin, Can Not Stop Meth, Can not stop Alcohol related crimes  including but not limited to: murder, drunk driving, child and domestic abuse but by god let’s stop pot smokers. Don’t be farming hemp either~

Laurel Andrews: Alaska attorney general: Marijuana social clubs are illegal

Personal Responsibility where you choose to live September 1, 2016

The following rant, loud writing, is for single and small groups of people. Natural disasters, happenings beyond control (broken natural gas lines, water mains, etc.) are not a consideration.

When one chooses to build on rock (no water) difficulty in reaching or outside fire service areas, unstable soil and not get insurance, should everyone else be financially responsible?


Build on rock, then complain there is no water and ask city to provide water.  The homeowners along the proposed route will be asked to help defray the costs~


Recently a fire was started at McHugh Creek in the Anchorage area.  Remember, fires are prohibited in the park.  Fortunately no lives were lost.  Folks built nearby, knowing their escape routes were limited to one road. These are expensive homes, $500,000 being entry-level.

There are means to protect against a majority of fires. Build with non-flammable material, external & internal fire suppression systems, clear all flammable materials away from dwelling and on and on.


The Matanuska River has changed course and flooded throughout the years. People choose to live on and near it. Then they expect or demand everyone else bail (no pun intended) them out.


Zaz Hollander:  FEMA rejects buyout for owners of disappearing property along Matanuska River

My Virgin Kitchen Recipes September 1, 2016






Red Bull Romaniacs 2016 Crash Compilation September 1, 2016

Published on Aug 25, 2016
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Prologue – Day 1 – Day 2 – Day 3 – Day 4
Enduro Fanatics, real Enduro Passion, extreme Hard Enduro! Stunts, crashes and fails!
eXtreme Enduro, Enduro Moto, Endurocross and Hard Enduro!
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Red Bull Romaniacs 2016 Crash Compilation

Facebook Unmanned Rocket Explosion September 1, 2016

Published on Sep 1, 2016

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SpaceX – Static Fire Anomaly – AMOS-6 – 09-01-2016

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 Chan: Fun Video Edits Together Your Favorite Movie Characters Into One Awesome Bathroom Scene


Because a Man with This Beard Does Not Ride a Standard Bicycle

Because a Man with This Beard Does Not Ride a Standard Bicycle

Berlin’s Frank Dose has a Guinness World Record in his sights



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.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

Slow and steady wins the race.
Robert Lloyd

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Clare Boothe Luce,
politician, diplomat and writer

“Routine shortens and variety lengthens time, and it is therefore in the power of men to do something to regulate its pace. A life with many landmarks, a life which is much subdivided when those subdivisions are not of the same kind, and when new and diverse interests, impressions, and labours follow each other in swift and distinct successions, seems the most long…”
William Edward Hartpole Lecky, The Map of Life

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 to this idea – though I admit to also wanting to find greater meaning in my wanderings.  I’m toying with the idea of a fláneur, not necessarily wandering physically through Paris, but mentally discovering random ideas in no fixed location.  This particular wandering is triggered by a museum in Paris on the History of Immigration.]

The Uncanny Valley, The Museum of Immigration History, and The Quai Branley Museum Part 1

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 up almost entirely of Republican activists, staffers and party officials, pored over reports of election irregularities compiled by mainstream media outlets, as well as websites run by Suzanne Downing, the Alaska Republican Party’s spokeswoman, and Craig Medred, a paid consultant to the Republican-led Senate majority.



Information from the Alaska Division of Elections

General Information

The Division of Elections is looking for individuals to serve as election workers before, during and after Election Day. It takes hundreds of election workers to conduct an election. Election workers span the generation gap from high school students to senior citizens and mirror the amazing diversity of our state. Most important, election workers put a face on the election process and they make voters feel confident about voting. Without their time, energy and dedication, elections simply would not happen.

In Alaska, rural communities are in need of election workers and/or translators who, in addition to English, are fluent in speaking the local Alaska Native languages. Bilingual election workers are needed to provide language assistance to Alaska Native voters who have limited English proficiency. In the Kodiak area, bilingual election workers are needed to provide language assistance in the Filipino (Tagalog) language.

You will receive training prior to the election that will teach you everything you need to know.