Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:10:42 GMT
My daughter has been suffering with Lyme Disease and tick-borne parasites for almost four years now. Her condition has improved, but she is still unable to be physically or mentally active for more than a few hours a day. Paying for her medical care, even with lots of help from insurance, has drained my savings. So my son, Christopher, has organized a benefit concert and feast. It's this coming Saturday, January 12, 2013. Details at benefit2013.nfshost.com, and on its Facebook event page.
We are soliciting donations, at the event if you can make it, or via Chipin (widget below requires Flash) or a check in the mail if not (see other pages for who to pay and where to mail).
Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:05:13 GMT
When I restarted my meditation practice in June, I decided to let the whiskers grow, as an outer symbol of my inner change. And grow they did. Some people greet me now as "Mountain Man". Heh.
Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 06 Oct 2012 02:25:04 GMT
Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell.
Spirituality is for those who have already been there.
-- Vine Deloria, Sioux
Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:11:07 GMT
I ate dinner last night at the PF Changs in the Colonie Center Mall (near Albany, NY). Here's my fortune:
Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 25 Aug 2012 08:37:55 GMT
Two weeks back, on a Friday night, I went to a Linda Worster gig at the Great Barrington bandstand. David Grover showed up, played some tunes with Linda, and talked for over half an hour afterwards. I learned that for over 20 years, he's been doing a show every summer Saturday morning at that bandstand. So I showed up the next morning, on my new scooter, and went home with an Official David Grover Beanie Cap (pictured below with my scooter in the background). I went again last Saturday, and took the photos below. I plan to go today, for the last show of the summer. Hey, I'm just a big kid.
Click on the top photo for a higher-resolution version.
Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 25 Aug 2012 08:25:04 GMT
I received yesterday from Amazon a Klipsch KW-100 Subwoofer. Nice to have bass I can feel in my bones.
Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:28:16 GMT
Took this last Wednesday, August 8, during a concert by the Rev Tor Band. Pink and turquoise was, as usual, much more impressive live. Click for high-res version (1200x900, 176K).
Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:40:01 GMT
Samsara, a visual and musical journey through the beauty and wonder of life on Earth, begins playing in select theaters on August 24. Filmed entirely in 70mm. Described by Indiewire as, "Visually breathtaking. Unlike anything you will ever see." Trailer, link to pre-order the soundtrack from Amazon, and list of screenings at the link.
This is a film that MUST be seen on the big screen. Closest performances to me are New York City on August 24 and Boston on September 7.
Samsara, The Musical Journey is a vimeo documentary about the making of the music for the movie.
Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:11:41 GMT
My excitement about The Auto Moto, and the letdown on realizing that it was made in China, caused me to investigate an upgrade for my 1996 Honda CH80 Elite. Today, I started the process of purchasing a 2013 Honda PCX 150. Should be able to pick it up tomorrow, assuming Honda likes my credit. Yay!
Picked it up the day after I made this post. Lots of photos at billstclair.com/pcx.
Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 15:25:12 GMT
The Auto Moto is a 150cc tricycle that gets 83 MPG and will go 55 MPH. It has a partial roof, giving more protection than a typical motorcycle faring. Continuously variable transmission. Seats two, up to 375 pounds. Front disc and rear drum brakes. Leans into corners leaving both rear wheels on the ground. No special motorcycle license required in many states. 72-liter lockable trunk. Two lockable glove compartments. Integrated stereo system with MP3 player plug. Lots of colors. Facebook page. $3,800.
There's a red one at the Lawn & Tractor store 5 miles from my house. I think I'll be upgrading my 80cc scooter real soon now.