Friday, May 25, 2012

Best Solar Eclipse - picture from outerspace

Bob Dylan's Birthday - 71 years old

Bob Dylan

Of all the writers and poets, Bob Dylan has been the most important influence in my life. Who I loved, Where I've been, the changes I've gone through - and the convictions that are set in my mind. In one form or another, Bob Dylan's songs appear daily in my environment - from 1962 to present.  Were there some periods that his music had greater influence?  No, he is ever-present and his first and last songs published have the same importance - and all the songs in between. Happy Birthday Bob!
From Highland Park, Illinois, to Boston, To the farm in Charlotteville, NY to 15 years on the road... to Boise, Idaho - Bob has been With me! The Farm in NY remains in our family ( as my children - have this same heritage.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

one of the Great Fallacies in America

"rich people don’t create jobs, nor do businesses, large or small. What does lead to more employment is a “circle of life” like feedback loop between customers and businesses. And only consumers can set in motion this virtuous cycle of increasing demand and hiring. In this sense, an ordinary middle-class consumer is far more of a job creator than a capitalist like me. So when businesspeople take credit for creating jobs, it’s a little like squirrels taking credit for creating evolution. In fact, it’s the other way around."

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Susan Tedeschi

Idaho New "Road Kill" Rules

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Maybe a trip to the grocery store isn't necessary after all.

The Idaho Fish and Game has released details of new rules that have taken effect that allow people to recover, possess, sell and, yes, eat certain wildlife killed by accidental vehicle collisions.

Individuals who want to salvage road kill must notify the Idaho Department of Fish and Game within 24 hours either in person, by phone or by Internet to receive a salvage permit within 72 hours.

Game animals, including furbearers, may now be salvaged, as long as they died as a result of an accidental vehicle collision. This rule change only allows dead animals to be salvaged; it does not allow injured animals to be killed by passing motorists.

Anyone who gets the OK to eat a roadkill does so at his/her own risk.

For a complete list of animals that fall under the road kill guidelines and for a complete look at all the rules (there's a lot) check out the Idaho Fish and Game website.

Owyhee Mountains Got to make the trip - less than 1 1/2 hour away from Boise

60 Miles from Boise, never been there, got to go - Leslie Gulch area, near the Owyhee River, south eastern Oregon Drive to Jordan Valley, Oregon (less than 2 hours) and then to NorthFork Campground in Idaho.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Optimisim - The Road Provides

I have renovated and reconditioned my Rig - built in 1996 - with 150,000 miles over 14 years, 3 diesel trucks 10 different horses Including Favorites Sonny and Stroller, 4 Dogs, Billybob, Precious, Bonita and Jackpot, 5 sets of tires, 3 toilets, 3 water pumps, 2 refrigerators, 2 shower stalls -  over the period of time.... It has been sitting next to my home in Boise for 2 years... I'm taking it out this weekend - No horses, Kayaks and camping gear - quiet generator, Solar Panels and 100 Gallon water capacity... electronically wired for every Possible convenience - I started when I was 54 and now at almost 70 - WTF, Huh?

Hamilton, Montana

Cave Creek, Arizona

Quemado, NM

Flagstaff, AZ

Catalina, Arizona

In the past It crossed country from the west coast to the farm in Upstate NY and back 5 times. It has been to: Mexico, Austin Texas, Malibu California, Bakersfield, California, Angels Camp California - J Bar K Ranch 5 times,  Point Reyes Seashore - the entire Coast of Oregon, Washington Coast. Benton, Arkansas, all over Iowa and Missouri - Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Sheridan, Wyoming, Montana (Hamilton, Big Sky, Missoula,) New Mexico, Western Slope of Colorado, Idaho (Sand Point, Stanley, Sun Valley,) North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah - Many of the National parks and Trails on Horseback in those states - I was looking for a "Home" I found Boise, Idaho - the best!
The Best! - from the Idaho Humane Society

My Summer began on the "Big Full Moon"

Many feel that the markets go nowhere between May and September. It's a sell in may and go away concept. I have placed my trading account into Investments that will ride until the Summer is over. I am invested in BHP Billiton - (Mines copper, iron, gold, and coal, and has proved oil reserves) Rio Tinto - ( a world leader in finding, mining and processing the earth's mineral resources. and Intel. ( One of the best managed Companies, an almost monopoly in the future of Computer Electronics - Debt Free with 3% dividend)

BHP and RIO are international companies based in Australia, Intel in the USA

Monday, May 7, 2012

Life Today - It's about NOW!

yesterday is long gone and if you have no chips in the game tomorrow is worthless - can't make any decisions? well, kiss your ass good bye and get out of the way!

One Million Americans Need to Borrow Money So They Can File for Bankruptcy

This year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to be too broke to file for bankruptcy.
The average cost to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, the most common form of consumer bankruptcy, is more than $1,500, according to recent research submitted to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
As a result, anywhere between 200,000 and one million consumers are estimated to be unable to afford that steep cost this year.
From CNNMoney via Yahoo Finance
Americans Too Broke to Go Broke!  more at:

Intel - One of the world's best managed companies - INTC

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

cakes made by my friend Patsi Shandera

This was made for Darryl's birthday
- An Idaho Fly fisherman and friend.
The entire cake is edible - Darryl wears
a Tie and Jacket most of the time....

Live in the Boise Area - Want to contact Patsi?

Her cakes taste as good as they look, inside and out!

Thanks Janet.

Living without Design

It seems like everybody only wants to be accepted by others. Maybe we have to live the way we want to, don't try to be another person. Do the things we like, show the things we love, don't be ashamed & live with no regrets.

A significant upgrade in Actors, coming out in IMAX - I think I'll go see it - DARK NIGHT RISES - Batman!!! (this coming attraction has gone viral)

Hit Play, Then Hit Quality (StarCircle) then Full Screen)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012