in a much more SIMPLIFIED form for both you the viewer and me the maintainer
now using mostly BBEdit to edit the file and get the ....html code RIGHT
- any existing errors are ALL BILL's FAULT!
Here are some things we've been doing...latest at the top
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Asian Street Musician: Pachebelle Canon in D:"
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Sound Check in the square
Bof A tower:(JS Bach Prelude)
Peter Buka Dance Monkey in Metro London
Peter Bence Pirates of the Caribbean
Ladyva - Boogie Woogie:
Harrison Piano: (outside)
a.) - been working in the yard a 'bit' -but neither of us has
much tolerance for the HEAT and SUN - so we work a bit in the
shade, then after a couple hours give up - but over a period
of a week or so (yard-trash-guy comes on Wednesdays) we can
get 10 trash cans full of stuff
a.2) read Arthur C Clarke's 1957 book "The Deep Range" - old but
very good - he makes a lot of predictions about things that
have actually come true...
a.3) Read another book, "Maximum Ride The Final Warning" by James Patterson
this is the 4th of a 9 book series about 'Maximum Ride'
a 14 year old girl who leads of "flock" of mutant bird
kids (note - in SOME search-engines for some 'forms' of this
book you need to search for: "Maximum Ride The Final Warning"
BUT in some search engines: "The Final Warning" - your mileage
the series was put together to raise an awareness of
global warming and it does an excellent job
IF YOU ONLY HAVE TIME / Patience for one of these books in the series
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this one "Maximum Ride The Final Warning"
- the 'exchange' between "Max Ride" and people in congress
that claim they want to help is priceless -
there is, also - less 'fighting' and more 'philosophy'
in this book - get it!
a.4) Read two more 'Max Ride' books "Max" and "Fang"
both, again, by James Patterson, both, again, focused with global
warming, both good books,
a.5) - also read "Murder Interrupted - very 'sneaky' - very odd
very much about what we, as humans can do to other humans and
how we can lie about it, also
a.6) read yet another in the "Maximum Ride series by James Patterson"
I can, now, (after all 9 books) see that for James Patterson, that
global warming is a 'hot button' issue and he DEFINITELY has the skills
and resources to write about this and get this issue to be one of
bright interest to those who - age-wise WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
1.) We went to " http://www.penland.org " -(NE of Asheville, NC)
for Ms. May to take some ceramics workshops... in the
last week in Penland we got 'trounced' by a tornado, and lost
power and water pressure for 24-48 hours - a new experience for
And May's friend Lily joined us for the second workshop and
'a good time was had by all'...
We were gone a LONG TIME - but the house was here when we got back
- had to re-prime our north-well (it does / did irrigation until a
power-flash got it!)
We had 3 different people keeping an eye on the house / yard,
and someone mowing the lawn...
did a bit of walking and a bit of off-road-cycling, and a bit of reading
and a bit of this and a bit of that - managed to live-through a tornado,
and I thought we only got those in Florida - and associated with a Hurricane?
(by the way - while we were gone 3 different Hurricanes bypassed our
Florida house as well as where we were near Asheville?!!!)
and - NOW (06Sep2021) another two appear to be passing-us-by...
We HOPE (and, yes, pray)to have, by the end of October - Accordian
shutters on nearly all the windows (that I had made shutters from the
dozen or so sheets of 3/4" plywood that the previous owner had left us)
We have been told we'll save some money on insurance, but probably not
this year - but next year and beyond we should get some return on our
investment and the time and heart-ache savings will be immeasureable
We got home on Saturday the 21st about 1:30 pm...
We have 'dozens' of Papaya on our trees and as they ripen we'll
definitely eat them - we still have some chopped & frozen mangos,
so we're still doing smoothies which are very tasty and refreshing
in all the "HEAT" around here!
2.) Today is Tuesday, 24th of August - and we got our 'held-mail'
yesterday - the guy said we would get it this past Saturday, but a second-string
driver delivered mail that day so they forgot the Held Mail, but I've been
assured we'll get it and we did and it took an HOUR to go throug it all and
ANOTHER HOUR to do all the 'urgent' things that the banks the IRS, the SSA and others
said we should do - and yet ANOTHER HOUR to catch up on other things
and I've STILL got OTHER THINGS to do !!!
Artistic Cyclist: Viola Brand from Stuttgart, Germany.
she got started at 6 years old, and now she's retired at 25
Rock Climber: put "Brooke Raboutou" into 'YouTube.com', and/or
"Wikipedia.org" you will be impressed...
Kayak - Canoe: If rock climbing doesn't 'get-you' then try Evy Liebfarth:
GoEvy (to Tokyo for the Olympics) "
3.) While doing very little of consequence, when near Asheville, I watched
a LOT of the olympic stuff on the laptop - but eventually other's
priorities overtook the 'bandwidth', and I didn't get much... being in the
mountains is fun, but you are definitely at the ends of both power and internet
HOWEVER - a couple of thoughts:
a.) many sports have come and gone over the years, many more will do the same
a.1.) EVERY sport initiated into the Olympics - changes as a result of their
"Olympic Status" this WILL HAPPEN in both Rock Climbing AND Kayak-Canoe Slalom
BEST TO GET USED TO IT _ it's inevitable
b.) I was MOST INTERESTED in Brooke Raboutou (rock-climbing)
c.) Evy Liebfarth (who normally lives near Asheville in Bryson City)
(canoe & kayak (whitewater))
d.) Brooke did fairly well - finishing in 5th, I think,
e.) Evy not so well 12th in one event and 18th in another....
BOTH these ladies had practiced hard and done well in other world-class events, but
didn't podium in the Olympics - just goes to show that dedication and practice really
help - but there are others out there with more skill, dedication, practice and coaching?
When we got home there was MOUNTAINS of postal-mail and e-mail BOTH...
There were some other messages coming in from other people and places around the world.
Some of these were 'of note' - some went directly to the trash...
ONE in Particular attempted to throw cold water on the 'Covid Fire' - and it's hard to
see people attacking other people's hard work - BUT I think this about that:
as long as there are those that 'attack' others work there will be detractors
as long as the detractors and supporters have a 'public-forum' to vent their thoughts
in, there will be those that don't do the work but that criticize it
It MAY BE EASIER (with the 'internet') to both support and detract, but in the end
one group will ALWAYS PREVAIL _ good or bad - but we the 'public' have to read and
understand and ultimately decide what to believe and what NOT to BELIEVE?
and: - Bill's parting-shot(s) for this time-period (month / week / whatever?):
I think most of us are LUCKY to be alive, healthy, educated, and a 'roof over our head'.
More so, even, at 'our age' I'm semi-retired, and doing not-so-much of anything
worthwhile, acting as if I were an engineer, sometimes carrying boxes of clay, sometimes
making a tool or 'goodie' for someone to benefit someone's life
but doing MOSTLY what we want when we want and little to interference.
The FREEDOM we have is mostly someone else's 'hard work' - but as time goes by we have
the opportunity to 'contribute' and most of us do - that I feel muchly thankful for that...
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