A good Saturday on water and land…

I had a great day yesterday. Operated-upon knee feeling good, fractured rib just about healed, being able to move through the world without pain be stylin. We’ve been blessed with early rains, and I drove south along the coast through the drizzle, with ocean slate grey1000 feet below. Listening to the radio. Program on NPR on Houdini, who died on Halloween, was said to be a marketing genius and perhaps the first person ever to utilize mass tie-in marketing (see Wikipedia). Houdini had instructed his wife to have a seance on the anniversary of his death, and seances are held on Halloween to this day.

Music yesterday morning:

“Momma loved Daddy,

but Daddy loved trains…”


“I’m gonna wait till the midnight hour

That’s when my love comes tumbling down…”

-Wilson Picket. I’d forgotten what a great song this was. Boy!

“From the moment I could crawl,

Someone tried to slow me down…

It’s everything or nuthin every day,

I’d rather wear out than rust away…”

Yeah mon!

-Vince Gill and friends, didn’t get song name. It sure resonates, as they say…

Finally some poetry by Albert Collins:

“If you love me like you say,

Why you treat me like you do?”

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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