Monthly Archives: January 2011

Functional sculpture

In preparation for the epic Year of the Rabbit New Year Party on February 5th,  Joe Cissel, Liz Paladino and I started construction of the combination skating ring (k) / ice diving stage in the form of a yin yang … Continue reading

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Yo Mr President!

“We do big things. From the earliest days of our founding, America has been the story of ordinary people who dare to dream. That’s how we win the future.” … and don’t forget a heaping helping of genocide on our … Continue reading

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Seen from Space

Here’s the re-entry guidance beacon I propose constructing on Crystal Lake for the Year of the Rabbit New Year Party. The moon is only 6% illuminated and sets by 8:30 pm, so we can expect a dark night perfect for … Continue reading

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Encounters… with an annoying blowhard

“Encounters at the End of the World” is my first encounter with Werner Herzog. The title of the movie has a double meaning, referring both to Herzog’s NSF sponsored visit to Antartica, and his cliche assertion that humanity is doomed. … Continue reading

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Selling Canon Vixia HF-S10 and HF-S100

Every year or two, I replace and upgrade gear to stay current with emerging technology. I used the Vixia HF-S10 exclusively for the 2009 and 2010 expeditions of Around Lake Michigan, Search for Sustainable Civilizations, shooting 100s of hours of video. All components were stored in waterproof bags and protected from dust and sand. Along […] Continue reading

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