Bass Players To Know: Berry Oakley
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After the recent passing of Gregg Allman, it was only fitting to binge listen to some Allman Brothers records. Swept away by the lengthy jams, slide guitar solos, and beautifully in-sync double drummers, this band helped define Southern Rock and usher in a new era of blues. The man keeping it all together was Berry...
Is the US Paying $300 Million Too Much to Launch Rockets? Elon Musk Thinks So.
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Is the government overpaying by $300 million? Elon Musk of SpaceX has long argued that there needs to be greater
Sandberg Announces Steamed Oak Fingerboards
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To keep up with the new CITES regulations on rosewood, Sandberg Guitars has turned to a new fingerboard option: steamed oak. The innovation was first shown at NAMM this year as a prototype. “Oak is a very eco-friendly and sustainable wood with very desirable sonic qualities and dynamic response,” the company wrote in a press...
Video Premiere: Petros Klampanis’s “Shades of Magenta”
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Today we’re proud to premiere a video for the song “Shades of Magenta” by bassist Petros Klampanis. This beautiful piece of music is a live recording from his latest album, , out now on Motema Music. “‘Shades of Magenta’ is about happiness,” the bassist writes. “We tend to forget how to appreciate small everyday things...
America’s Cup: Defender punches back
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Hamilton, Bermuda (June 24, 2017) – After losing the first four races in the 35th America’s Cup, ORACLE TEAM USA took full advantage of the five day break and came out swinging today against challenger Emirates Team New Zealand. It was a tale of the start for both races, with the defender well positioned to [&hellip
Environmental NGOs: Shipping Needs to ‘Shape Up or Ship Out’ on Ship Emissions
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By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) – Environmental lobbyists have derided “ambitious” CO2 reduction plans announced by four international shipping associations as “hardly a break from business as usual”. Yesterday, Bimco, Intercargo, the International Chamber of Shipping and Intertanko jointly proposed that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulate to maintain international shipping’s annual CO2 emissions below […] The post Environmental NGOs: Shipping Needs to ‘
2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Photos
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This article presents photos of a United States Mint flagship 225th anniversary product, the 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal. Released on June 14, the Philadelphia Mint-produced medal is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Receiving Feedback: 3 Things Every Writer Needs to Know About Editing
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In the short time that I've been a writer, I've learned a valuable secret that we writers don't discuss often: a writer is only as good as his or her editors. Receiving feedback and accepting criticism and edits isn't easy. No one likes being told what they are doing wrong, especially when the thing being criticized is something we've poured our heart and soul into it. When I first started writing, I hated getting edits. Now I pursue edits and editors with vigor. The post Receiving Feedback: 3 T
Former DDG Commander to Lead U.S. Navy Investigation Into USS Fitzgerald Collision
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The U.S. Navy has chosen Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian Fort, a former DDG commander, to lead the investigation into the collision between the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship off the coast of Japan last week. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with the […] The post Former DDG Commander to Lead U.S. Navy Investigation Into USS Fitzgerald Collision appeared first on gCaptain.
How to Turn L.A. into a Giant Orchard
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Perhaps it is more doable now than when it was first proposed, back in the early 1980sRead More
Tapering for an Important Cycling Race (training volume)
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If you have a major season goal in front of you, a reasonable tapering protocol can supercharge your cycling performance. Even though this is not breaking news, many cyclists don’t benefit (enough) from tapering. In most cases people train hard and have a big training volume until one week before their season goal. After one […]
PHOTOS: Block Island Race Week 2017
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Block Island Race Week 2017 on June 19-23 in Block Island, RI. Photos by Stephen Cloutier. Day One – No Racing Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five
Gold Prices Log Second Day of Gains, Silver Snaps Losing Streak
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Gold futures realized a second day of gains Thursday while silver futures closed higher for the first time in six sessions. Gold for August delivery added $3.60, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,249.40 an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
VLCC Rates May Edge Up on Floating Storage, August Charters
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By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, June 23 (Reuters) – Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) could creep higher as more ships are chartered for floating storage and crude oil shipments increase ahead of the northern winter, brokers said. “There might be a slow creep up towards 60 (on the Worldscale measure),” said Ashok Sharma, […] The post VLCC Rates May Edge Up on Floating Storage, August Charters appeared first on gCaptain.
American Innovation $1 Coin Act Introduced in Senate
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Legislation authorizing a 56-coin series of numismatic $1 coins for American innovation was introduced June 8 in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). The bill, named the American Innovation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Welcome Wednesday!
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Here it is! The list of the latest ships enrolled in Amver. It doesn't take much to join. Simply fill out the questionnaire and you're all set. You can begin reporting as soon as your ship is enrolled. Easy, right? Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.HILMA BULKERFAIRCHEM SUCCESSDAMIA DESGAGNESCMA CGM G. WASHINGTONKUO LINSIDER TISPhoto credit: Fotolia
Timothy Spall – That Double Want – Think Again Podcast #104
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Actor Timothy Spall on the layers of contradictions and complexities that define a person, and what's underneath.
Trying to get the bug back
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A few months ago I posted a little heart to heart article on me saying that I won’t be riding for a while and etc. Well things have gotten better....
US Banknote Production in May Highest in Seven Months
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U.S. paper money production climbed for a third straight month, ran the quickest in seven months, and outpaced figures from a year earlier, data from the agency responsible for printing American... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
What About Interval Training During Tapering?
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Recently, I wrote about how you can reduce training volume during up to 4 weeks before a cycling race with high priority (e.g. your season goal). And you can why you can use this tapering to improve performance. Tapering with markedly reduced training volume may sound contraintuitive to people preparing for their first race. However, […]
Using Photo Books To Celebrate Kids Artwork
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I am a super fan of kids artwork.
Provezza climbing at 52 SUPER SERIES
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Porto Cervo (June 24, 2017) – Ergin Imre’s Provezza won a 30 nautical mile coastal race today at the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week to promote the Turkish flagged team to second place on the overall standings and give them a fighting chance of winning their first regatta in four years of [&hellip
Friday Group Ride #366
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My cycling was different ten years ago. That is not, in and of itself, much of a revelation, things change, trends come and go. But I was reflecting this morning (on my ride into work) on how differently I connect to cycling as a sport than I did then. For...
Bargello Needlepoint: Popular In The 1970s Is Back As A Needlecraft Hobby
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Bargello Needlepoint Is Back As A Hobby I spotted this Bargello needlepoint pillow recently at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT and remembered how this very old form of needlecraft was quite the craze in the 70s. Today everyone seems to be doodling or coloring for relaxation. In the 70s, we all were doing Bargello, a colorful series of patterns with geometric or abstract
Qualifying complete at Kiel Week
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Kiel, Germany (June 24, 2017) – Victory in the Finns at Kiel Week looks set to come down to a duel between Sweden’s Max Salminen and Estonia’s Deniss Karpak. After winning the final race on a breezy afternoon, Salminen sits at the top of the leaderboard on equal points with his rival. The Medal Races [&hellip
Video Hatch: “Bonefish Revolution”
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This short film features the sights and sounds of fly fishing for bonefish in Cuba. Via The Peacock Bass Film.
Day #4 Morning Report - Para World Sailing Championships - How to follow
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The sailors racing at the Para World Sailing Championships were faced with rain, grey skies and a steady breeze early on the fourth morning of competition in Kiel, Germany.
Middle Vallecito reprise.
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Knowing what we did after out first tentative exploration of Middle Vallecito Creek, there was zero uncertainty about the fact that we'd be back to explore more.
Memoir Writing Prompt: Writing About Home
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Matilda Butler brings you an evocative writing prompt…one she can't believe she hasn't delved into before. See if this gets you writing!
Para World Sailing Championships going down to the wire
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A scintillating finale at the Para World Sailing Championships is on the cards in Kiel, Germany after the penultimate day of competition was as close as close could be.
Memoir Writing Prompt: Pick a Word, Any Word
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A fun writing prompt to get you writing and thinking about your memoir.
Neben, Rosskopf claim Pro ITT titles in Knoxville
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Amber Neben and Joey Rosskopf scored the first Stars-and-Stripes jerseys of the 2017 Pro Road and Time Trial National Championships.
Day #5 Morning Report - Para World Sailing Championships - How to follow
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The final day of the 2017 Para World Sailing Championships will go down to the wire with plenty of possibilities across the three classes competing off the waters of the Schilksee Olympic Centre in Kiel, Germany.
The Ultimate Way to Spend Valentine’s Day
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By Shannon Bell As writers, we spend our free time in front of the computer, furiously typing away on our next big story. Or we stare into oblivion trying to get our characters to speak to us. Isn’t it about time we take a break from all of this? Florida Writers Association has the ultimate […]
Five Letter Game
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The Five Letter Game Make a five word sentence / phrase using the letters, in order, given by the previous person. Leave five new letters for the next person. Such as H S F W T And I made: Have Some Fun With This First up: H I C T O
Rhythm and Smooth at Blackpool 2017
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HOLY HECK PRO SMOOTH AND RHYTHM BEING INTRODUCED AT BLACKPOOL NEXT YEAR!!!
Memoir Writing, Perseverance, and Happy Father’s Day
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Thanks to Bill Thomas for sharing his thoughts of memoir writing when you get behind schedule.
Political Blogs That Accept Guest Posts
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There is a lot happening in the political world, such as Brexit in the UK and the battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the US for the coveted White House seat. Do you have opinions, views, debates or up-to-date news to share on political blogs? Your guest posts will be read globally, putting […] The post Political Blogs That Accept Guest Posts appeared first on Writers in Charge.
Wednesday Links: The Week of Wonder
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Most of these links come from the @makingthemovie Twitter stream. If you’d like to see them as they come, follow us on Twitter. What Does Wonder Woman Actually Represent? – A comic about the history of the super-heroine by Lucy Bellwood and Sarah Mirk. A look inside the world of film editing – Imgur album […] The post Wednesday Links: The Week of Wonder appeared first on Making the Movie. Related posts: Your Wednesday Links: An Honest Set of Movie News Links Wednesday L
A new Life Docuemented sketch!
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My newest post is up over on the Simple Stories blog. I went a little Christmas tree crazy with this one!Here's a look at the sketch:You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements by visiting the Simple Stories blog. The link for the download is right below the picture of the sketch in my post. Here's a look at my layout based on the sketch:I had a lot of fun making those trees! That's right up my alley of things I like to create. I really enjoy trying to find different ways t