I TOTALLY agree with what Rick says here. I heard a song on the radio a few days ago, and immediately knew it was Jeff Beck on guitar. Rick is a master at explaining the technical, but doesn’t talk about the heart, where this comes from, and then the technical makes it possible.

Beck is now 78. And I don’t know what’s going on with his heart spiritually, but what comes out of him is often amazing.

How in the world do people actually claim that any of us just happened by chance, created by no one?

Start at minute-2:45, if you’re pressed for time.


Michael Shainblum struggles to capture Redwoods majesty

One of my favorite places on Earth!

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It’s easy to get discouraged in Landscape photography when you visit a location over and over, but you can’t seem to get an image. On this journey, we capture the Coastal Redwoods, a location I have struggled to get an image of for 10 years.

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Cheyenne Bodie Speech to the Senate (1962)

I missed seeing ‘Cheyenne’ as a child, since I was a bit too young, but have watched many episodes recently. Many inspire virtue; are pure gold, with a few being let downs. It was a different day back then on television.

“Cheyenne is an American Western television series of 108 black-and-white episodes broadcast on ABC from 1955 to 1962. The show was the first hour-long Western, and was the first hour-long dramatic series of any kind, with continuing characters, to last more than one season.”

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Building the aluminum Distant Shores 4

Paul’s longtime dream is coming true!

Construction begins on our new 49-foot aluminum sailboat – starting with the very first welds, which Paul is given the honour of doing!! We explain how MIG welding works and show the process of assembling and welding frames and bulkheads for our Orion 49 sailboat through the use of regular and time-lapse video, animations and interviews at the factory in Makkum in the Netherlands.

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They Don’t Want You To Know This! This Will Change Everything You Know About ‘Pride’

“Haughty pride is the opposite of the spirit of humility that God seeks.”

“Pride has been called the cancer of the soul, the beginning of all sin, and sin in its final form.”

“Pride is viewed as a great sin and rebellion against God because it presumes to possess excellence and glory that belong to God alone.”

“Prideful people treat others with contempt and cruelty.”

“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”

“Pride is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and keeping it for ourselves.”

“Pride is essentially self-worship.”

“Work out your salvation; pride has to go.”

“Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

We are not to boast about ourselves. If we want to boast, then we are to proclaim the glories of God. … It is what God says about us that makes the difference.”

“Do not be caught in this trap, pride. Fight and get delivered by the Spirit of God.”

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2022 Iditarod Champion Brent Sass Full Interview

AMAZING, honest and detailed description of what the race was like, and how difficult! Most mushers are not this open. Even cries! I’ve never heard such an incredible interview before.

His dogs live with him in the cabin (37:30)! “They’re all friends.” Wonderfully unconventional, the way it should be! Susan Butcher used to allow one or more dogs in the cabin, in rotation.

“I enjoy the struggle, alone at the homestead with the dogs. … It’s survival and dogs.” “You have to want to work pretty much all the time.”

“Focus forward. … Positive attitude is key. … If I get upset every time something breaks, I would be in trouble.”

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Rodney Lough Jr.: The Freedom of Not Caring What Others Think

16:08 “You have to get to a point where you just don’t care … what anyone else thinks.”

“You know better than anyone else what you like. Don’t give up on that. …when you do get an image it will be created from some place in here (touches his heart), and other people will be able to respond to it as well.”

“I literally walk around and go ‘Huh! That’s beautiful, and I don’t care anyone else thinks it is or not.”

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Rodney Lough, Jr. explains persistence in photographing ‘Day Dreaming’

Photo Link: Day Dreaming – Rodney Lough Jr.

Thankfully, I was able to visit Rodney Lough Jr.’s three galleries before they all closed. What a glorious experience! How he captured God’s nature is breathtaking! I have found it so sad that people’s interest in nature photography has waned, which is why I parked my camera gear. Continue reading “Rodney Lough, Jr. explains persistence in photographing ‘Day Dreaming’”

My favorite Saturday morning cartoon: “Johnny Quest”

Probably my favorite show as a child, along with ‘Daniel Boone,’ ‘Timmy and Lassie’ — and later when in high school: ‘Kung Fu.’

On Saturday mornings, I watched “Johnny Quest.”

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A rare documentary featuring interviews, rare clips and insight into the origins of Jonny Quest and its creators. This amazing documentary originally appeared on the most excellent JONNY QUEST DVD box set.

Jonny Quest- Adventures in Animation

“Silent War” by Five Times August (Lyric Video) 2021

Somebody’s selling a new religion
Somebody’s selling a lie
Somebody wants all the strife and division
That’s driving us out of our minds

They’re telling the world not trust their own eyes
They’re telling the people they’re wrong
They’re keeping the truth for their power and gain
And taking whatever we’ve got

And some of you eat all the lies you’ve been fed
Some of you just go along
Training acceptance inside of your head
To give them whatever they want

You’re leaving your brothers and sisters behind
You’re told it’s the best thing to do
You’re shutting out friends ‘cause you’re told that’s what’s right
Now they win because all of us lose

And it’s so sad
Watching these times as they change
And it’s so bad
The battle’s been violent and strange
As they lock us indoors
In a prison of this silent war

Now someone is trying to sell you the cure
The same one who made the disease
And they’ll try to convince you and make you feel sure
But hey, there ain’t no guarantees

They covered your mouth and they’ve tied back your hands
They did it to all of the kids
And nobody knows all the damage that’s done
And won’t ask until the master permits

So take back your freedom
And fight for your life
Stand up before it’s all gone
Take back your freedom
And fight for your life
Stand up before it’s all gone

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