Tuesday Morning Fish Fry

In Sunday’s NYTimes, an op-ed by Mark Lynas, on GMO’s: he touts a genetically modified eggplant that has been bred to resist pests on its own, not requiring pesticides. Hmm.…Also in the Times, a coyote is captured in Manhattan…We just received our shipment of Stretching – Pocket Book Edition — and it is actually sensational; stretching in the 21st century, it actually fits in a pocket…On May 15 I’m going to see the Carolina Chocolate Drops in San Francisco, then that weekend is the Maker Faire in San Mateo, where we’ll have a booth, be giving away our mini books and selling building books, and I’ll be doing a presentation Saturday titled “50 Years of Natural Building”…May 23rd I’m going to NYC for the big book convention and to hang out for a week…On June 5-7 is The Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon (near Corvallis) and I’m doing a presentation on Tiny Homes on the Move and another titled “50 Years of Natural Building.” Mother Earth editor Cheryl Long suggested the latter and I’m pretty excited about putting together a summary of all these years of shooting photos of buildings…been listening to the “girl groups” of the 50-60s. the Ronettes, Shirelles, Chantelles, McGuire Sisters, the Chiffons, the Dixie Cups — wonderful vocal harmonies…musical factoid: Little Eva, who did “The Loco-motion,” was a babysitter for Carol King and her husband Gerry Goffin; Carole and Gerry talked Eva into doing a demo, and a bit of musical history was made.


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:

2 Responses to Tuesday Morning Fish Fry

  1. I hope one of the girl groups was singing happy birthday!
    Many more years to you Lloyd.
    Thank you for all that you do.

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