Sunday, March 13, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

One Hour Before Low Tide



Close-up of sticking-out bit in previous pic

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Why not to jury rig carboy stands


Ex-6.5 gallon carboy full of strawberry mead

Jury-rigged stand that worked for months

Friday, September 19, 2014

Charts and Graph from TTAG Post "Kristie Rivers is Incompetent"

Charts and Graph from TTAG Post "Kristie Rivers is Incompetent"

Year
Accidental
Gun Deaths
Rate per
100,000
1991
142
0.29
1993
119
0.24
1995
93
0.18
1997
84
0.16
1999
51
0.10
2001
52
0.10
2003
31
0.06
2005
59
0.11
2007
51
0.10
2009
40
0.08
2011
56
0.11


Year
Gun
Deaths
Rate

Fire
Deaths
Rate

Drowning
Rate

Suffocation
Rate
1991
142
0.29
1,043
2.16
1034
2.14
690
1.43
1993
119
0.24
956
1.92
937
1.88
650
1.31
1995
93
0.18
791
1.56
947
1.87
642
1.27
1997
84
0.16
637
1.24
855
1.67
630
1.23
1999
51
0.10
550
1.06
850
1.64
735
1.42
2001
52
0.10
471
0.90
790
1.51
834
1.60
2003
31
0.06
418
0.80
712
1.37
840
1.62
2005
59
0.11
414
0.80
738
1.42
958
1.85
2007
51
0.10
408
0.78
687
1.32
1,182
2.26
2009
40
0.08
305
0.58
656
1.24
1,082
2.05
2011
56
0.11
226
0.43
671
1.27
1,098
2.07





Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Resolve to Practice Excellence


One of the prayers that I try to say every day (audio version available here).
The Resolve To Practice Excellence
From the Vajraguru website
Homage to the noble Manjushri[1]!
The Seven Offices
With my voice and body and sincere heart, I pay homage to all the lions of humanity present throughout all time and in all world systems in every direction with none excepted, however great their number. The force of my resolve to practice excellence brings all victors[2] clearly to mind; emanations of my body, numerous as the atoms of all universes, bow down in perfect obeisance before them. All Buddhas, numerous as the atoms of all Buddha realms, stand in a single atom, surrounded by their children. Similarly, this host of victors stands in every single atom throughout the realm of totality. To them I direct my devotion and faith.