June 23, 2013

Another Gem

Another gem I've been introduced to via XMSirius. Solomon Burke with "Home in Your Heart" circa 1963. This was either on Little Steven's Underground Garage or the Soul Town station (another favorite of mine)

June 21, 2013

Homemade pill pockets for dogs

Yes, a post about something for dogs from a crazy cat lady.  Well I love dogs too... and perhaps some of you dog owners will find this helpful.   

June 20, 2013

Some Local Birmingham Talent


Interesting Blog

Here's an interesting photographic blog of different scenes, mostly abandoned structures, in Alabama.

There is also an excellent facebook page by the same blogger:

June 17, 2013

Whitewater Watercolor

My friend and fellow paddler Jay Davis paints beautiful whitewater scenes in watercolor. Many of them are for sale.  They are gorgeous.   Check them out at:

June 12, 2013

Cool online video course about Vulgar Latin and the Romance languages

"A comparative grammar of Vulgar Latin and the Romance languages. Lessons cover major languages like French and Spanish and "minor" ones like Catalan and Sardinian."

June 11, 2013

Awesome video

Incredible athlete Brian Kirk, and incredible kayak maker Wave Sport, in a gorgeous short film, enjoy!

Cool website and museum about Birmingham History

More than a museum--The Birmingham History Center's renovated warehouse gallery offers an affordable place for meetings and events. 

The Birmingham History Center is an ideal location for small history-related group tours, meetings and special events. The museum invites your group to reserve space inside the exhibit hall, under a vaulted ceiling and surrounded by historical images and artifacts. Groups can also add food and wine to their meeting menu:  Young & Vann's broad and skylighted entryway make a natural gathering space for catered receptions, to a maxiumum of 200 people.  Call 205-202-4146 for details and fees.

Museum Executive Director Jerry Desmond is available for any donation to speak to groups about the museum or any historical topics related to Birmingham, the South, Civil War, development of Jefferson County or Alabama.  For more information, call 205-202-4146 for information.


June 6, 2013

Plus it's good River Karma

From Healing Springs Animal Hospital:  "Can you give them a lift? Generally speaking, turtle populations are declining because of road kill, habitat destruction, pollution, and pet and food trade. Thousands of female turtles are killed every year crossing roads. The survival of turtle populations depends on the historically low mortality rate of adult turtles. However, turtles have not adapted to the loss of adult females through road kills, so this has a strong effect on turtle populations.
 A quick act of kindness can mean the turtle you see lives to lay eggs another year."

June 3, 2013

Beginner Kayaking FAQ

Just a quick reminder that I help organize a website full of information for new boaters here at:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The link below provides the solo track of Clapton's guitar parts on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" along with an explanation of ADT (automatic double tracking):