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Stuffed #tiger at Academy of Sciences, San Francisco


Seeing it close up is a shock - so huge - this one maybe 9 ft. long, 600 lbs. According to Wikipedia, the largest reported was 11ft. long, almost 900 lbs.

The Truth About Tiny House TV Shows

I've been contacted 3-4 times by TV producers regarding tiny homes. Each time I've felt that they weren't searching for the reality of the subject, but trying to shoehorn something into a phony story line. Reality shows are bad enough, but pre-determined phony reality is worse. Here's a good article on the subject: http://rockymountaintinyhouses.com/the-truth-about-tiny-house-tv-shows/ 

"…The crew shows up to tiny house build in progress. The customers are in over their heads. They need the house finished in two weeks. They need these super cool expensive features in order to meet their needs. Their budget is a completely unattainable, $30,000. Trucks get stuck, storms roll in, vendors miss deliveries, old wood bridges threaten to fall into the river, the house tries to roll off a cliff…Somehow in the end it all comes together and the people are left with their dream tiny house. Folks, this just isn’t how it works.…"
-Greg Parham, Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses


Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition - "You Say You Want A Revolution?" - opens Sept. 10, 2016 in London

I got interviewed via Skype (with which I'm not too comfortable, at least doing an intercontinental interview) by the BBC yesterday. A last-minute deal.

The Victoria and Albert Museum has an exhibit opening next week titled:
"You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970"
"How have the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s changed the way we live today and think about the future?"

They've been working on this a long time; they came to our house with a camera crew about a year ago; then a month or so ago, V&A personnel along with four British reporters interviewed Stewart Brand and me for several hours in San Francisco. What were the 60s like? What role do the Whole Earth Catalog have in the countercultural revolution? Etc.

 Here's the news program that ran in the UK last night: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p046zwdy

 Here's info on the exhibit: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/you-say-you-want-a-revolution-records-and-rebels-1966-70

Industrial building in Berkeley, California


Beware, White Man…

"Beware, white man, of playing with magic of the primitive. 
It may be strong medicine.
It may kill you.
Ye, sons and daughters, foster children of the cities, if ye would go to the wilderness in search of your Mother, be careful and circumspect, lest she lure you into her secret places, whence ye may not come back."
-Jaime de Angulo, The Lariat