Sunday, July 28, 2013

A hodge podge of links and info

 Lyle is finally getting his project published. Apparently it will be available in mid-August.  I will update this page when I find out exactly where they will be available to buy.  Burke, by the book
Burke and Widgeon  a hiker's guide  By:  Lyle Litzenberger
     Pebblestone publishing 2013     ISBN  0981125808, 9780981125800
UPDATE:  a dedicated Website for the book, and BUY the BOOK

Gracht    short cartoon:   Harry and his huge, oblivious son run a moving company together. When they help a girl move apartments, their dull, tiny lives are disrupted.   A bird with a fear of flying; could happen !

Guitar Stories Mark Knopfler  (his favorite 6 guitars). Interesting !
Mark was the main band member behind Dire Straits, he works solo these days, his website

 RIP John Weldon Cale  1938-2013
AKA   J.J. Cale
Articles about J.J. Cale at Metafilter, and previously at Metafilter.

J.J. Cale  -  Naturally   (1972)
J.J. Cale  -  Troubadour  (1976)
J.J. Cale  -  Grasshopper  (1982)
J.J. Cale  -  Okie   (1974)
J.J. Cale  -  Carry On [lyrics]   
J.J. Cale  -  Crazy Mama (1972)    From the Naturally album
J.J. Cale  -  Crazy Mama   Live studio  (1971)
J.J. Cale  -  Lean On Me  (Rare, Live)
J.J. Cale  -  After Midnight     Live from the album Collected
J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton  -  The Road To Escondido (Full Album)
J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton (After Midnight & Call me the Breeze)
J.J. Cale  -  Call Me The Breeze
J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton    Call Me The Breeze
Lynyrd Skynyrd  -  Call Me The Breeze (1976)
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What goes on when you are not there! ( animal cam in Alberta ).  Life on Moss   what it says on the tin.

A web camera that faces west toward English Bay, the mouth of False Creek and the Burrard Bridge

The Pixel Painter  the creators website

The Hill of Seven Colors  or  Cerro de los Siete Colores  ( images of a beautiful place in Argentina )

Around Saturn

Video clip of 11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Nada Al-Ahdal Flees Home to Avoid Forced Marriage: I'd Rather Kill Myself.  A newpaper article about the situation

From Metafilter:  Plant Perch and Prophylatic

Free Internet Archive Books about Argentina 58,217 of them and counting, and the Official bulletin of the Republic Argentina collection at IA, contains over 55,720 items and counting.  The government of Argentina's Official bulletin of the Republic Argentina website  Nice to see these types of documents shared with the World for free.  And free  Books about Patagonia anyone?

¿Sería Buenos Aires? / Maybe Buenos Aires? (2006)

Technological dictionary 1661 pages !!!  62.9Mb.   Warning GOOGLE and will download immediately
English-Spanish and Spanish-English, of words and terms employed in the applied sciences, industrial arts, fine arts, mechanics, machinery, mines, metallurgy, agriculture, civil and military engineering, marine, military art, railroads, telegraphs, etc., etc. (1939)

The next two are from Internet Archive, but are not Google copies
Technological dictionary; English Spanish, Spanish-English, of words and terms employed in the applied sciences, industrial arts, fine arts, mechanics, machinery, mines metallurgy, agriculture, commerce, navigation, manufactures, architecture, civil and military engineering, marine, military art, railroads, telegraphs, etc., etc. with a supplement bringing the work right up-to-date (1910)    842 pages   pdf 73.2 Mb

Technological dictionary in the English, Spanish, German, and French languages, containing technical terms and locutions employed in arts, trades, and industry in general, military and naval terms (1906) 634  pages  PDF 79.4 Mb


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Panoramio slideshow

Monkey me

Monkey me

Some of the things that keep me out of trouble

I am involved in numerous environmental groups throughout the Tri-Cities area, I manage the Hoy Scott Watershed Societies,(HSWS) salmon hatchery, and keep the volunteers up to date with a Blog
I am also involved with the Maple Creek Streamkeepers,(MCS).

I have an interest in the history of British Columbia, especially the preservation of the Riverview Hospital site.
Which includes the rebuilding of Finnies Garden with a dedicated group of volunteers.
I love the history and ecology of Minnekhada Park, and have done extensive research on its previous owners.
The elusive, though extensive history of the Pitt River which includes Pitt Lake and the Upper Pitt River is slowly being gathered together, for a future book. Much of this area now includes the Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park, which another group that I am involved in the Burke Mountain Naturalists,( BMN ) worked hard to create for future generations to enjoy.
I like to hike around the area taking pictures, here is a small portion of them in Panoramio and also Flickr

Patricia Gaspar, is a dear, artist friend who has a Blog with a small portion of her work.
. Some of the history of the Coquitlam area, I share in my Coquitlamites Blog.

And I really like the music of Eva Marie Cassidy

Still laughing

Still laughing

Crystal Falls

South Slope / Sterling Loop trails

View South Slope-Sterling Loop trails in a larger map

Knots and Splices

Create some Knots and then, make your own Laneyards

Some free books from Internet Archive

Knots, ties and splices; a handbook for seafarers, travellers, and all who use cordage; with historical, heraldic, and practical notes (1884)

The use of ropes and tackle (1922)

A huge guide for sailors of old. The kedge-anchor, or, Young sailors' assistant :

appertaining to the practical evolutions of modern seamanship, rigging, knotting, splicing, blocks, purchases, running-rigging, and other miscellaneous matters, applicable to ships-of-war and others ; illustrated with seventy engravings ; also tables of rigging, spars, sails, blocks, canvas ... &c relative to every class of vessels (1883)

Macrame design, with instructions .. (1912)

Rope and twine information (1917)

American wire rope catalogue and hand book (c1913)

Full instructions in the art of crepe paper rope basket weaving (1922)

Modern flax, hemp and jute spinning and twisting ; a practical handbook for the use of flax, hemp, and jute spinners, thread, twine, and rope makers (1907)