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Saturday Fish Fry

I can only get a fraction of what's going on in my life right now on this blog. I've never had so many things going on. I run from one thing to another. As I'm walking to my shop to get a tool, I spy something in the garden that needs doing, and I do it, forgetting the original task. It's great!
In no special order, in addition to the publishing stuff, I've been making knives, that is, putting handles on Russell made-in-USA carbon steel blades, the last one with brass rivets and wood from a manzanita burl; making neck pendants out of abalone shell; getting my 12' aluminum Klamath boat with 15 HP Evinrude back into the water after 20 years of hardly using it; skinning road kill animals, and treating (cleaning, bleaching) various animal skulls: foxes, skunks, bobcats…; doing homestead maintenance, which is endless, but of late, gratifying; listening to a ton of good music—boy between Grooveshark and YouTube, it's a listener's paradise; been digging clams, catching the occasional eel; making sauerkraut, pickled onions, smoking salmon and eels when available; trying out marijuana tinctures, other ways to get cannabinoids without smoke (or even vapor); hiking and paddling (not often enough); hanging out with my friend Louie when I can, going up to stay with him in the Mendocino woods in a few weeks…that's just a small part of it all…hey, here's what just came on, "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)" by Lee Dorsey: http://grooveshark.com/s/Everything+I+Do+Gonh+Be+Funky+From+Now+On/4CPbfd?src=5

Moon on Mottled Creek Waters


Bay Area Fishermen Alert: Nice Boston Whaler For Sale in Martinez, Calif.

I spotted this nice looking 17 foot Whaler for sale yesterday at Eagle Marine in Martinez. It's $8500. The 50 horse Tohatsu (Nissan) motor is 2-stroke oil-injected.
http://www.eaglemarineonline.com/
925-229-4881.

Click here to see 3 other boats in their yard:

Little Richard (And More!) on a Sunny Thursday Morning

All alone here, and helped by caffeine and mota, I'm cruising YouTube. What set me off was hearing Little Richard singing "The Girl Can't Help It," and the line "She's got a lot of what you call the most…"*

The other night, Sirius DJ Michael Des Barres had said to check out the YouTube video of Little Richard performing the song in the movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_cmEr2bw1s), which I did, then spotted Richard and his crack band doing Lucille. He was so beautiful! Whatta voice!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZMoikK3ct8
*Another of Richard's great lines: "It ain't what you eat, it's the way how you chew it."

If you want to waste even more time on my musical journey this morning, click here:

Audio Interview with Growing Bolder Magazine

There seems to be a rush of interest in active older people these days. I think a lot of this has to do with the work of Russian photo-journalist Vladimir Jakovlev, who is photographing lively older people all over the world. Someone sent me this link yesterday to an interview I did recently with the online magazine Growing Bolder: https://www.facebook.com/theageofhappiness

Dining Table Made from Recycled Lumber

Over the years I've made a bunch of tables out of used Douglas Fir. This was made from 3x10s that I got at Caldwell Wrecking in San Francisco..

Tree House Builder in Japan

Yuichi Takeuchi is coming to visit us in a few weeks. Check out his unique creations at treeheads.com: http://www.treeheads.com/