saved personal sites
| Since coming online, there are other sites that I find inexplicably appealing | The range in style from high-tech to unsophisticatedin terms of design | They reflect a lot of work on the developers' parts | Their authors are proud of what they've done, have something original to say, and express themselves in fairly original ways | They are sites I find myself going back to | I post them here in no special priority | Hope you enjoy them as well |
Rat Haus | site blurb: " dedicated to promulgating and promoting life-nurturing activities and awarenesses regarding this "home" we all share and are all responsible for, not simply for the seventh generation of humankind yet unborn, but for all life germinated and nourished by Gaia." |
Other Stream | David Gwynne's peripatetic wanderings and peans to greasy spoons, supermarkets and stores full of used stuff | Gotta say that his site provided me the initial inspiration to have a website of my own |
Involution | Visually dazzling, complex and well thought about journal website by a woman whom I know only as monde | you have to see it to get any idea what I'm talking about |
H Kent Craig's Renaissance Homepage | Can't recall for the life of me how I first ran across this guy's site | Might have been back when Prodigy offered multicolor to what was essentially a DOS screen environment | I liked his light-hearted approach to his subject matter, and also appreciated the fact that he put no pretenses to his efforts | The things he writes on are varied, from canoe trips to HVAC systems | His poetry is also fresh and original, not clogged down with academic self absorbtion | (see naked in the snow for an example |
Chris Moore | well, this might be a professional site cloaked in ordinary layout/design | Moore is an author, maybe not as well known as he would like | But he's staying employed that way, that in itself is impressive |
Oriental Redneck | A fellow blogger | He taglines his posts as "...rants of a swing dancing OC native far from home..." | That's "OC" for Orange County California, while "far from home is (i think) San Francisco | Maintains a great blog distraction list, too |
Cal's Gallery Plus | Nature, structures, tall ships, American Indians, and other items of interest to Cal | Hailing from Toccoa, Georgia, USA, Cal notes he isn't married, adding "...If you own a boat and can clean fish, we'll talk. Please send picture of boat!"
| around the world citizens rallied against the war in Iraq | The focus was in the main a form of global protest against USA president George W Bush, VP Cheney and others in positions of power who pushes and promulgated the current conflagrations in the mid-east nation | Yahoo / Reuters put up a news page with over 270 photos of marches and actions all over the place | Some were quite telling ~ Chicago reminiscent of the 1968 police response; small towns where ordinary looking families marched alongside demonstrators in street theatre costumes; lots of American flags being burned; statements like "Bush killed my son
" or the pasting Dubya's face onto a Nazi stormtrooper | Perhaps my favorite was one from Altanta GA where protestors carried a placard pointing out the belief that the USA administration perspective is way
out of focus |
"Businessmen belong to no country, you know, because their country is Capitalism"
game dinner | While others demonstrated, I was with folks demonstrating how much they enjoyed our game dinners | I'm a member of a sportsman's club and we hold these fetes four times a year | The dinners are by invitation only, 90 seats per dinner |
the menu last night:
It is always a sellout crowd | To give you a sense of how much the folks enjoy or truly gourmet spreads. last night was also the game for UCONN men's basketball against DePaul | Even though the game was nearing its end, people were more wrapped up with our building fund pitch thhan the final score ...and we had the tv set on for those who cared to watch | Of course, the final score was 72/55, but our chocolate atop rasberry sauce beat that!
eider terrine & smoked shad
homemade turkey soup
smoked goose breast (that's the pix to the right)
pheasant cakes, gilfeather turnips and broccoli