Tuesday, September 23, 2014


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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Solar Roadways

I've seen this before, but revisiting it inspires me and I hope, you too!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Grand Touring Garage 1970 Ford Mustang Trans-Cammer (SEMA Gran Turismo A...

While searching for an old College friend, Phil Koenen, I ran across the discovery that he was the designer of the real car that was used by Sony as their #1 car in their video game! His car had won the SEMA awards contest!

In college, while his other friends, me included, were on our way to the beach (Newport Beach, CA) he'd be meticulously working on his car, I believe it was a '62-'64 or thereabouts 356 Porsche. He would present to us such car parts as a brass plated wheel bolt, then chrome plated to look exceptionally shiny. A couple of us were into motorcycles so he brought to our attention a 400cc Suzuki that he'd made into a cafe racer with full fairing and fully painted with beautiful blue and biege pinstriping; always to a degree that was flawless and full muscle intent.

Before graduation, he had fully restored a 1928 Chrysler Model 72 Roadster while we were operating on a slightly different plateau. His stick-to-it-iveness was a marvel as well as finding the means to accomplish such things was on the edge of my comprehension. But he certainly showed us all that "inch by inch life is a cinch".  He always had vision and I was very glad to see he'd continued to accomplish great things!

Congrats, Phil!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Those Fabulous Confabs

As anyone who has joined a club knows, it's fun to meet people with different ideas with similar interests.  A new angle on your project was the real impetus to "Diversity" but it was dumbed down by egalitarianism. We're not all equal; why not just let those among us who have brilliant ideas shine without worrying about leaving anyone out?  Give them their due respect!

But club of clubs is the TED Talks organisation with its conferences. There was a spunky article written about the various conferences by Benjamin Wallace in New York News & Politics.Those Fabulous Confabs

Monday, February 10, 2014

Bob Dylan In A Very Revealing Interview Refreshingly Honest As Reflective Successful Look Back. Openness During The Climb Is Much Less Common.

My brother and I used to sing his songs and were impressed when one of our friends memorized "Like A Rolling Stone". "It's Alright Ma" was one of our challenges, though at 14 the raw experiences of a guy on the road were for the most part lost on me. I've had access to the wellspring of creativity he mentions, though. It has a quality when it flows of being timeless and unlimited, the way I later experienced love to be; not a quantifiable, limited commodity. Sometimes it's just like a tap that flows whenever it's opened for improvisation, but, unfortunately for me, I could only get about three sentences of "flow" in words. After all, "He not busy being born is busy dying," are punchy words to sing and are another way of saying as Lewis Carol did,"It takes all the running you can do to stay in the same place." My first real feelings of being in a meditative state which I later understood were singing songs while playing the guitar. With improv, I used to have these "out of body" experiences as though I were watching my hands move on their own and it was fun, fun, fun! Later, those meditative states worked their way into love making and some very connected conversations here and there. I may write songs that don't get to the place I want, but there's a guarantee that if I don't try, they will never get "there"! Dylan's albums were large enough to have quite a few photos. I remember on one album he had Joan Baez massage his head while he was writing and here in this interview, he mentions how the period he was wring his earlier stuff is inaccessible to him now. That honesty is admirable. When he went through his periods of electric after acoustic, I felt as though he'd violated some kind of trust with the rest of my generation as though he'd sold out his brooding and moody introspective soul, much the same way Canadians and the rest of Sarah McLachlan's fans felt abandoned when her music moved beyond the early tortured emanations. "Angel" was the first of hers that captured me, so I was mildly amused by the personal slight experienced by her fans of her earlier stuff. I've developed more of an understanding of Dylan's experience with "The Band" at the pink house (The Music From Big Pink) especially since, "I Pulled Into Nazareth" (whatever it's called).  Then there was "Highway 61 Revisited", the wellspring for "Love Minus Zero", another song I enjoyed playing tirelessly. My acceptances was certainly cemented after hearing Dick Glass talk about his traveling experiences with Bob Dylan and the Doors during their respective periods. His mentioning how he was on a plane in a lightening storm with Jim Morrison when he wrote "Riders On The Storm", while they were all wondering if they were going to survive! After all, "Music is what life sounds like" (unknown) and time spent experiencing such beauty, both playing and listening, is precious!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mars Rover Panorama And Other Scenes

Want to see what the Mars Rover sees?  Click here to check it out!
Here's something a bit more refreshing, here's something adventurous.
Ah, I love Switzerland!
Here is something sophisticated.
And I don't think these are clones.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Squishy Circuits, Anyone?

Marvelous now has a new home...the world of squishy circuits! With the internet at our fingertips, ideas such as these are just a click away. I have to jump start myself every now and then, but I couldn't imagine anyone like the woman in the video ever gets bored; Wow! The pace of the creative mind is wonderful and, yes, marvelous!!!!