Monday Morning Blues and News

New graffiti on beach: the taggers were down there working yesterday. I love this art form. Totally guerrilla, has nothing to do with the art world. Spontaneous, tough, decentralized, no $$$. Look at the lips here, the eyes. It’s on a corner of the seawall.

Vintage whine: I’ve been moping around big-time. My face and head healed up pretty fast from getting hit by a rolling log last week, but the cracked ribs are the bummer. There’s a brotherhood of guys who have had rib injuries. My friend Paul Wingate says, “Please God, don’t let me sneeze.” Can’t run, can’t paddle, Lord, life is bleak when the limbs are stationary. BUT, I’m starting to feel a bit better, going to take the long walk this afternoon.

iPad Stretches: could we have a hit here? It’s been downloaded 1500 times in its first 10 days out there.  Rick just wrote me: “It’s currently listed as the #3 free offering in the Health, Body & Mind category of the iBookstore.” iPad users check it out. It’s free.

Tiny house book: I’ve got so much material this could easily be a series. I’m just about ready to start laying out

some pages. At this point I have no idea of the organization, no outline, no overall plan. As with each one of our building books, I just start, and as I go along, the book organizes itself.

MacSpeech Dictate: I’m using this program increasingly (for Windows users, it’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking), It’s brilliant, and  I think will save me from future carpal tunnel problems. I’m using a Sennheiser ME3 microphone. I’ve also got Dragon on my iPad and it works surprisingly well; you can dictate text into your iPad, e-mail yourself, and use it however.

Reading my first ebook: I downloaded James Lee Burke’s The Glass Rainbow onto my iPad a few weeks ago. Contrary to expectations, I really enjoyed reading it, and to my great surprise, it was fine reading in bed at night. The e-book concept works great for all-word books with no text. We’re also about to get a Kindle so we can test it. Our first Kindle book will be Jeff Galloway’s Marathon: You Can Do It: should be out there in the next two months.

Fog: every day for almost 2 months. When the sun does come out, people gonna be dancing in the streets.

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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