OK.. I have to say that I’m a bit bemused by Facebook at the moment. You may have read or maybe have already been a victim of Facebook’s new focus on killing cover photos on personal pages because they consider them to be commercial. I’d read about this latest Facebook snafu on Mashable just a few days back, but I never guessed that I would get whacked. Here’s the article. Now on my personal page I had the above cover image posted. I chose the image because it told the story of a honey bee that I had lifted out of the water during a recent paddle… Continue reading
Now here’s a poser for those outfitters, guides and outdoor retailers out there… What makes you legit? A licence? A certification? How about whether you actually have a building or not? What do you think of the idea that a website, magazine, radio station or whatever, should not accept advertising from anyone who does not have commercial building (not their home or garage) to house the business? Does floor space validate you? Does working from home keep you from being legit? Continue reading
My parties have all the big names and I greet them with the widest smile
Tell them how my life is one big adventure
and always they’re amazed when I show them ’round my house to my bed
I had it made like a mountain rage with a snow white pillow for my big fat head
And my heaven will be a big heaven, and I will walk through the front door
Allow me a moment of personal craziness from outside the echo chamber. I don’t trust video. I don’t believe in it as THE sales tool on the web. I think it has it’s place. It’s fun. It can articulate messages that can’t be expressed in any other way. But in the end, video will always be television shoveling products at me, or cinema speaking down from the peak of a cloudy mount. Even the most humble video narrator is the host. It’s their house, and as a guest you have to listen. It’s beyond a window frame. Video is “out there somewhere”. It’s someone else in another world, and another time. Literature is different. It’s under your control, and it’s in your head. The written word, is here and now. It’s the author’s words, but spoken with the reader’s voice. The narrator may be built upon bones designed by the writer, yet only the reader can bring the creature life. Old doc Frankenstein trusted the monster he created from the bits and pieces of strangers much more than he should have. Trusting that which we had a part in creating comes more naturally. For right or wrong, I may enjoy a video, but I’m much more likely to trust what I read. Continue reading
Uh, oh, many, many, many nights go by, / I sit alone at home and I cry over you.
What can I do. / Can’t help myself, ’cause baby, it’s you.
Sha la la la la la la la
So Reed has a new website!! Ok, yeah, whatever, but that’s Hadas Feldman on their header!! See, I know what’s really important! The picture dates all the way back to 2003, when Hadas, Justine Curgenven & Alexey Sitnokov paddled their way up the Kamchatka coastline. The 600 kilometer journey was featured in the first CackleTV, ‘This is the Sea’ DVD. Ok.. to be honest I’m a total fan of all things Reed and it’s soooo about time they had a new website. Very cool. Still, seeing Hadas on the top made my day.. almost made me want to buy a Reed Storm Cag… but then I realized.. I’ve already got one!
For a guy, the equivalent of the “little black number” is the tight black T… Well, if you’ve got the bod for it! I’m big into black Ts too.. (Not the tight kind). Right now my favorite is one that was sent to me by my friends at Body, Boat, Blade International. The best part is what you don’t see. One the back it says, “Throwing Stones At Sacred Cows”. Now that’s my kind of coaching! Thanks guys! If you’d like one of these fancy black numbers you’ll have to stop by their shop on in Washington State.. or call ph: 1.360.376.5388 or email: email@example.com. They are not available online.. (Cha, ya, I know! What’s up with that!? LOL!)
I, on the other hand am totally into the online thing. Over in my Skillet Creek world I’ve opened a little Cafe Press shop and have been selling some cool Hiking & Skiing trail marker clothing & other bits and bobs. I’m surprised how well that’s gone. You can check those out here. Speaking of little black numbers, I’ve got a strange black T made to repel the literate bears in your woods with the phases, “No, Bear.” and “Go Away Bear!” on the front. So why not take a T or mug along on your next trip to Kodiak island? Just in case… No promises..
So there’s my Christmas shopping shill for the year. It not only allows me to pay for an occasional four dollar cup of coffee from the local “fair-trade artwork and gift basket” filled coffee shop, but it also gives me another day to work on my post all about BC bindings. It’s not easy out there in the cold, cruel world of skiing.
What?…. Snow Storm? Tonight? What the F—————- ******* (We now take you back to your regularly scheduled program.. Are you sitting comfortably?)