Watch in HD
Trippy video, Jack!
Hey Mr Hole, I have two addys for you. Not sure which to use. If you sent me an email, I didn’t get it. Yes I checked the filter.
… a very acid reminiscent kinda way.
Things to attend to. Back in an hour or so. Ciao.
we’ll talk then.
So how ’bout now? Dang this Sunday page is patient.
I sent an e to one of your addys. It didn’t bounce back.
Eek, an eyeball!
While we’re waiting…
Gold Panda ~ Long Vacation
Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy ~ Indian Love Call
Was at the bookstore tonight. This one caught my interest and I found it on my book/reader website.”Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius” The author tries to
understand how Leonardo thought –
“Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician, architect, inventor, and even musician—the archetypal Renaissance man. But he was also a profoundly modern man.
Not only did Leonardo invent the empirical scientific method over a century before Galileo and Francis Bacon, but Capra’s decade-long study of Leonardo’s fabled notebooks reveals that he was a systems thinker centuries before the term was coined. At the very core of Leonardo’s science, Capra argues, lies his persistent quest for understanding the nature of life. His science is a science of living forms, of qualities and patterns, radically different from the mechanistic science that emerged 200 years later.
Because he saw the world as an integrated whole, Leonardo always applied concepts from one area to illuminate problems in another. His studies of the movement of water informed his ideas about how landscapes are shaped, how sap rises in plants, how air moves over a bird’s wing, and how blood flows in the human body. His observations of nature enhanced his art, his drawings were integral to his scientific studies, and he brought art, science, and technology together in his beautiful and elegant mechanical and architectural designs.”
This looked good, but could not find it on my reader website – about a young man who travels by horseback with his dog along the route set by Genghis Khan.
On the Trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope
“The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century – a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads lead, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn’t been successfully completed since those times: to travel on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary. From horse-riding novice to spending months in the saddle, he learnt to fend off wolves and would-be horse-thieves, and grapple with the haunting extremes of the steppe as he crossed sub-zero plateaux, the scorching deserts of Kazakhstan and the high-mountain passes of the Carpathians. As he travelled he formed a close bond with his horses and especially his dog Tigon, and encountered essential hospitality – the linchpin of human survival on the steppe – from those he met along the way.Cope bears witness to how the traditional ways hang in the balance in the post-Soviet world – an era that has brought new-found freedom, but also the perils of corruption and alcoholism, and left a world bereft of both the Communist system upon which it once relied, and the traditional knowledge of the nomadic forefathers. A journey of adventure, endurance and eventual triumph, “On the Trail of Genghis Khan” is at once a celebration of and an elegy for an ancient way of life.”
And the dog thought he was going out for a quick fifteen minute pee, poo, and leash tug. Surprise.
I’m surprised he brought a dog given the wolves and such. I believe he traded about a dozen horses along the way to keep a fresh mount.
6,000 mile and three year journey! From the ancient capital of Mongolia to the Danube River in Hungary.
Thirteen horses. Some were stolen along the way.
At least he didn’t have to slay an army or two… or three.
Yeah! Still pretty epic trip though.
Need to concoct dinner. biab
I’ve never tried biab. Is it good? 😉
I just realized I’ve never shown you guys a photo of my cabin on Orcas –
that’s some cabin 🙂
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