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Craft beer Batch 1 based on an old Finnish style of beer that involves filtering with juniper berries I guess. I love it. I can taste the crisp, numb nights of my ancestors. It’s got a flatness to it, not much carbonation, but rich. Mild and creamy up front with a strongly alcoholic finish. No Pun intended.
Sam Adams on the bottle cites some vague made up legend claiming this style beer was found on a Viking ship thus the brew is a Norse legend. A Norse legend about a Finnish beer? Vikings are telling legends about Finnish beer? That’s pretty flattering for Finnish beer; the Vikings had some really great legends. But Finns are not Norse and never were Vikings so yea, IDK. Whose legend is this? My mother claims that Finns pulled oars for the Vikings. Willingly or unwillingly, it’s not clear. But it’s entirely plausible they had beer with them–Finnish people never travel internationally without alcohol. And it was all BYOB back in the days before Duty Free customs.
Found a folder backed up from an old cell phone with photos taken between March and July, 2011. Omitted most of the people pics and most of the ones of our Alaska trip. Here is what’s left.
Ah, the womanly art of breastfeeding! What could be more joyous and natural than sustaining your beloved infant with the liquid gold of your bosom?
How about pain? bleeding? thrush? plugged milk ducts? Far from being a serene expression of sustenance, my initiation into breastfeeding was 5-and-a-half long weeks of tears and frustration.
Most women don’t have it that bad—and some poor souls have it worse. In any case, there are a whole bunch of things to learn, endure and adjust before breastfeeding becomes second nature. Three months into it, my little one is fattening up nicely and there is no pain, hallelujah! What was once weird and unusual behavior on the part of my body is becoming the new normal.
But before I forget the old normal, and in honor of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), here are 10 things about breastfeeding that shocked and amazed me when I first started.
I love Lego. I love The Wire (except season 2). This is great.
It’s kind of amazing smoking is still allowed for a childrens’ book character, though clearly Snufkin is an adult.
This one is from Japan! Sweet pipe smoke drifts happily in beauty full Moomin Valley. Only(!) $45 pre order now on eBay.
“I was feeling unfulfilled and, frankly, rather crappy about everything. I wasn’t going anywhere and neither was the rest of the world. We were all just hanging around waiting to die and meanwhile doing little things to fill the space. Some of us weren’t even doing little things. We were vegetables. I was one of those. I don’t know what kind of vegetable I was. I felt like a turnip. I lit a cigar, inhaled, and pretended that I knew what the hell.”
Charles Bukowski, Pulp
that’s pretty cool, right?
The video is a basic home aquaponics how-to. Aquaponics is increasingly popular as people learn about the benefits of locally grown produce, food sovereignty, all that good stuff.
I researched, wrote and voiced the script and interviewed Clyde (in an unfortunately poor audio situation). It really needs some images and illustrations in the beginning to explain the basic concept of an aquaponics system. Something like this neat :40 animation maybe?
We got over 104,000 youtube views and another 2,200 on vimeo, but who’s counting? :~j
Art and motion were apparently the combined theme for a couple of pieces finessed out at the end of last year and published in February-March 2011.
Had fun interviews with two very big personalities, Herbie Fletcher of old-school surfing and Andrea Torres of Samadhi Hawaii. Both high-energy creative talents.
No hard copies yet–must remember to ask for copies. Or really a PDF of the printed page would be fine these days.
At least we’re online :~j
Art in Motion with the pretty URL http://www.hiluxury.com/art-motion/ Hawaii Luxury February – March 2011
Then with some awesome photography you can’t really see here Artists of the Floating World, Hana Hou Hawaiian Airlines inflight, February-March 2011
Spent some time trying to figure out how to post pictures via email, then I realized, there’s an app for that!?
One two, testing, testing, testing…
A lovely sunset after a thunder-filled rainy day.
We knocked out a few more “web extras” for Mālamalama magazine this summer.
My main job is to shape the features through the interviews. Then I suggest (kindly dictate?) the edits and give feedback on how it fits together with the visuals. Still not sure what that job is called, but it’s kind of like writing except with pictures and sounds. lol.
We hosted these all on YouTube but have since switched to Vimeo (much better!!).
Three videos and some brief commentary after the jump.