Missing Photographs

An abandoned building and Power lines near Virginia City, Nevada.
An abandoned building and Power lines near Virginia City, Nevada.

I’ve looked through some photographs that I’ve taken over the last couple of years looking for a series of photographs that I took with my iPhone or Canon camera while I was staying at Lake Tahoe. I took this series of photos back in the Fall of 2014, apparently, I didn’t back up my phone with these specific photos with my dogs while Lily Lake near Fallen Leaf Lake in the Sierra Nevada’s. They were on my phone that I wrecked in the fall of 2014 and couldn’t and wasn’t able to use the contents of the phone; let alone to erase the phone before I was able to send it in after I got the replacement phone. Another possibility is that I might have deleted these specific photo’s but I doubt that I did that.

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This is a panoramic of trees and a trails near Fallen Leaf Lake and South Lake Tahoe, CA.

A Narrative Story

For some time I’ve been having – what could be or is a narrative type story going through my mind recently. It’s a type a of story that doesn’t have a person to person interaction.

This is the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake at twilight.
This is the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake at twilight.

It is a story that takes place in point of time in about 50 to 60 years from now and it would be one of those events that would or could change the course of history – in the case future history of the planet. It would happen to take place when the planet is visibly dying and there isn’t much time left to have generational ships leave the planet to seed other habitual planets in nearby systems.

What has been circulation around my mind is a broad event where there are at least 4 to 6 older space fairing species that would visit the planet to look for someone who’s from a much older time but not old enough to be considered a part of the “first ones” – a term coined in Babylon 5.

There would also be some elements from other TV shows that have been off the air for some time. When I think of setting for this one event I imagine elements from various shows that had been on the air in the last 15 years.

The part of the problem is that I’m having trouble flushing out the details of this story that I have – I see the big overall picture – it’s just the interaction between people and the sequence of events that lead up to this point and the sequence after this one point.

If and when I would sit down to write something about this narrative that I have been thinking about – I probably would get a draft of all the little details and filled into the story.

I’m not in a conducive environment to write a good thought out story of this nature.

The comments should be open for those who want to know more….

Later, Peter

Help my Disabled Brother

Hello all

I’m asking for a little help for my disabled brother who has diabetes and has a prosthetic leg. The help I’m asking for is to help fix his car that he needs to get to his prosthesis and to see his diabetic doctors.

He has been using rent money to pay for taxi’s to and from his doctor’s and by doing that he has been evicted from his apartment, so now he is homeless too.

If you are able to help him or us to get his car fixed and here is a way to help him by donating at: Go Fund Me. There’s more details on the Go Fund Me page.

There is obligation on your part – meaning you the followers to help. This would be one of the rare times I would be asking for any kind of help in raising funds.

Thanks for any help that might be able to give him.

Peter

P.S. This post will be cross-posted with two other sites at bhchinooks.com and at psmithoregon.worpdpress.com.

An overgrown asylum, an abandoned power plant and a handmade village on a river: TED Fellows create popup experiences in Berlin’s secret spaces

Interesting post to read.

TED Blog

A crumbling former asylum, a massive brick power station, and an alternative community built by hand by a river. In the hours before TEDBerlin Salon kicked off, three TED Fellows led conference attendees on a treasure hunt through the sprawling streets of sunny Berlin to these locations. Guided by the mobility app Moovel — which recommends the most effective modes of transport and route through the urban landscape — participants departed from the Admiralspalast theater with just an address, and were led into hidden spaces all over the city. There, they were treated by their hosts to performances and discussions around questions that the space inspired for them. We asked the Fellows to tell us more about why they chose these particular spots and what they did there.

Anita conducts an experiment of memory TK. Photo: Neta Anita Doron conducts an experiment in memory at Wiesenburg, an abandoned asylum that’s been overgrown with greenery. Photo: Neta

Anita Doron: Noli Timere
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This Harvard University Library Book Is Bound in Human Skin

TIME

A book bound in human skin sits in one of Harvard University’s libraries, experts at the school said this week. Scientists tested the 19th-century book Des destineés de l’ame and concluded that they were “99.9% confident” that the binding comes from a person’s epidermis.

The library says that Dr. Ludovic Bouland bound the book in the mid-1880s after receiving it as a gift from the author, Arene Houssaye. He wrapped it using skin from the unclaimed body of a female mental patient who died of a stroke. He left a now-missing note in the book to shed some light on his decision, albeit : “A book about the human soul deserved to have a human covering.”

The tests of the binding ruled out other animal sources, including sheep, cattle, goats and primates closely related to humans like apes and gibbons.

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Chilean Students Discover 7,000-Year-Old Mummy

TIME

Chilean students participating in an archaeological dig on Saturday near the Peruvian border hit paleontological gold after discovering the remains of a 7,000-year-old Chinchorro mummy.

Officials from the Chilean National Heritage Office were sent to the dig site in Chile’s Morro de Arica to commence a complete investigation into the recovered remains.

A large number of historical artifacts have reportedly been forced to the surface in swaths of the northern parts of the country following a massive 8.2 earthquake that rocked the area in April, according to AFP.

Mummies from the Chinchorro culture are among some of the oldest preserved cadavers to have ever been discovered.

[AFP]

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