Quirks of Memory

I can’t remember much about the movie I saw last month, but for some reason I can recall dumb stuff from way back, for example when I was about 12 years old, I thought these words were so clever I memorized them: from a sign at a shoeshine stand as reported in Reader’s Digest (and that’s 62 years ago):

Your pedal habiliments artistically illuminated and lubricated for the infinitesimal remuneration of 15 cents per operation.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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