Strange ‘goings-on’ in American government

How awesome is it that the West Wing of the White house is watching soccer?  VERY awesome! President Barack Obama, when he called the U.S. team to congratulate it, said he was meeting with Gen. David Petraeus at the time of the goal, and could hear the rest of the West Wing erupt in cheers.…

Shoreline perspective of the BP oil spill

Joe has posted an interesting look at what appears to be a fairly quick change in the behavior of sea life near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, due to the oil spill.  Fascinating stuff that bums you out. WordPress won’t let me post the vid directly- again, so check it out straight from…

Crap. Another boat I’d like to build.

A beachable camp cruising multihull is what got me interested in sailboats in the first place, but most are either too big and cumbersome, or just too weird looking.   But Proafile has posted a video on a new design by Jim Brown and Ron Marples that seems to fit into a nice sensible niche.…

Worlds toughest bike race starts today.

The fabulous Wend Blog beat me to the punch, so I’ll quote their post here mostly, but I really was going to put this up myself, I swear. Today, June 11th, at 9 a.m. on the dot, the kickoff of what some call “the world’s toughest cycling race,” otherwise known as the Tour Divide, begins. The…