November 16, 2009, 9:50 pm
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Make sure you are handy, and if you need some help keep The Practical Handyman’s Encyclopedia close by for reference.

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And don’t worry The Practical Handyman’s Encyclopedia is gender inclusive, Handywomen are welcome to join in the fun too.

J Tillman
November 13, 2009, 10:08 am
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Looking forward to seeing him next week at the chapel here in town.

His new album is pretty damn good too.

Shoe Choices
November 11, 2009, 10:28 am
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Here are some shoe choices from the Whole Earth Catalog of August 1972.

While Walter Dryer is still around as a company, I dont think they are still offering these handmade mocs, to bad especially at that price.

Wish Wallabees were still only $23.95

A classic.

Emery Blagdon's Healing Machine
November 10, 2009, 8:56 pm
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During the last three decades of his life, Emery Blagdon built a healing machine. Within his shed in the Nebraska Sandhills he delicately created a work from scrap pieces of metal, tin foil, and other found objects which he believed generated electromagnetic energy. When combined with his paintings and properly positioned within his shed this work could generate energy that could alleviate pain and prevent disease.

Kenny Runion
November 9, 2009, 10:17 am
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Kenny Runion is a craftsman, he makes everything from laurel wood rocking chairs to belts to wooden necklaces with dimes store jewels. He also has a riddle for you.

kenny runion riddle

*Answers to Kenny’s riddle :¬† (1) A Chesnut (2) A wagon (3) a Churn (4) A person carrying a milk stool upside down riding on a donkey. Excerpt from Foxfire 2.

Conserve Your Resources
November 5, 2009, 10:19 pm
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“Man requires – and is dependent upon – natural resources for his food, shelter, clothing, and enjoyment of life. Without nature’s gifts of soil, waters, plants, and animals, and minerals, man could not live.”

Wallace Berman – Semina Culture
November 4, 2009, 10:00 pm
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Wallace Berman, his zine Semina, and the culture created were¬† once described as “Surrealism Meets Kabbalah.” Credited for starting the California assemblage style Berman surrounded himself by a heavy cast of other beat poets and artists who contributed to the zine and helped define beat culture.

Berman’s own art incorporated the Hebrew alphabet which he used to explore his own brand of Jewish mysticism. He used Semina to promote and publish not only his own work but that of Allen Ginsburg, Dennis Hopper and Bob Kaufman to name a few.