There was a rare beacon lighting at Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior this evening to honor the life and music of Gordon Lightfoot, who passed away earlier this week. The beacon, which was decommissioned in 1969, is always lit on November 10th to honor the 29 lives lost on that day in 1975 when the lake freighter Edmund Fitzgerald was sunk in a stormy gale. It’s one of only a few times per year they illuminate the beacon. For many, Lightfoot’s song about that night resonates every time they visit The Lake. That was surely the case tonight at Split Rock. The light of the near full moon lit the scene nicely. Waves lapping at the shoreline with a gentle, cool breeze. Perfect evening. Thank you to Hayes and the crew for lighting the candle tonight. Continue reading “Gordon’s Light: Split Rock Lighthouse — A rare, spring lighting honoring the late Gordon Lightfoot”→
Every time my high school and college friend, Steve and I would drive up to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA in NE Minnesota) to go canoeing, we listened to Gordon Lightfoot’s music much of the way, and would stop at Split Rock Lighthouse. I remember once cooking our macaroni and cheese in a crack in the ground by the cliff, since it was so windy. Continue reading “Gordon Lightfoot Meant a Lot to Me – ’70s Lake Superior Adventures”→
Great movie about Gordon Lighfoot’s life, released in 2019! Gordon speaks a lot in the film at about age-80, and is pretty honest about things he regrets having done. This is the first time I’ve seen his story told. His music meant a lot to me in the ’70s!
“In terms of permanence, the major advance of the HD, HDX and Pro inks has been a greatly improved yellow ink. And that has managed to bring all of the permanence numbers two to three times higher than they were with the previous inkset.” – Henry Wilhelm
35mm cameras are still stuck in the 3:2 aspect ratio, even after the SLR mirror box and film limitations are gone. 3:2 has not been the most pleasing aspect ratio for art, which is traditionally 4:3 and even squarer. And 4:3 uses the lens circle area more efficiently. How did 3:2 become the 35mm camera standard?
Fats in grass fed dairy and beef are far healthier than from corn fed animals, so this is important.
Kirkland has 25% less salt, so Kerrygold wins in a taste test.
But Kerrygold has 17% milk solids, while Kirkland has 10%. Milk solids cause butter to burn:
Milk solids are the reason butter starts to burn at a lower temperature than something like olive oil. When you clarify butter, you remove all the milk solids and water, but are left with the butterfat. This creates a higher smoke point, which makes clarified butter ideal for cooking and sautéing. (source)
Kirkland brand says 95% grass fed. I’ve read that Kerrygold cows are fed hay for a month or so during Irish winters, which is supposed to be why they are also not 100% grass fed. But they’re apparently not at anytime fed with corn, which changes the fats omega content to be less healthy.
Also, grass fed cows produce yellow colored butter from beta carotene in the grass. So the yellower the better.
I was kind of excited to see a Kirkland® brand of grass-fed butter being sold at Costco, but is it better than KerryGold®? Watch this video before you buy grass-fed butter!
What Jesus said: Adultery in the Heart (Matthew 5:27-30)
“You have heard that it was saidto those of old [old covenant],‘You shall not commit adultery.’But I say to you [new covenant] that whoeverlooks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.If your right eye causes you tosin,pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.And if your right hand [masturbation] causes you tosin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
Kerrigan Skelly explains: Jesus’ lust warning is serious! @ 39:00
“What I think Jesus is trying to communicate right here using hyperbole [overstatement to make a graphic point] is to teach this truth:
Do whatever it takes to get rid of the sin. Do whatever it takes. Why? Because your sin will cost you everything, everything in the end. And it’s better to lose whatever you have to lose than to keep sinning and lose Jesus and salvation. It’s better to get rid of whatever you need to get rid of to stop from going to eternal hell in the end.
Lust also many times involves the use of your hand or your hands. The same principle applies to verse 30 as to verse 29.
The question remains: is a little bit of pleasure you receive from lust worth everything: your life, your soul, your eternity? And if you answer ‘no,’ you need to prove it by your actions.”
False doctrine starts if we conform the Word to our experience – Skelly @ 1:03:35
“Conforming the Word to your experience instead of conforming your experience to the Word is definitely a problem. That’s how false doctrine starts.”
Got this from Dennis Kucinich, former congressman, but it also applies to JESUS’ PRAYER in John 17:20-23:
“Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word, that they may ALL be ONE; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be ONE IN US; THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE that you sent me.
THE GLORY which you have given me, I have GIVEN to them; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE one; I in them, and you in me, that they may be PERFECTED into one; THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.”
May we all become right with each other in Him “that the world will know” — and all of us will be “SO HAPPY,” resting in His presence, “perfected into one!”
“We can find common ground only by moving to higher ground.”
I’m telling the truth, friends…TWO PRINTS. And you know what’s even better? One of them is a pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper while the other is a c-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl Paper. So we’re going to look at how these bad boys compare. Two different printing technologies, two different papers, one 6×17 negative on Kodak Portra 160 film. Let’s dive into it.
Sitting longer than about 2 minutes in a French press didn’t extract more caffeine, surprisingly.
Dark roast had higher caffeine per ounce, but not a huge difference.
Instant coffee had less caffeine than expected.
0:53 How the analyser works
2:39 Test 1 Filter vs. Espresso
3:59 Test 2 Cumulative Extraction
7:53 Test 3 Contact / Steep Time
9:17 Test 4 Instant Coffee
13:28 Test 5 Light vs Dark roast
16:42 A Note On Caffeine Variance in Different Coffees
18:09 Wrap Up
I find image #10 to be a great example of what starts out looking like just a ho-hum 4×5 image, but then it’s transformed into a gorgeous pano, in this case in a 2.2:1 ratio.
True, the original starts out in RAW, which is duller than how it looked in the real world. Adding in the appropriate saturation, contrast, etc. made a difference, and he did give the sky an extra boost. But to me, what makes the image work so well is how Adam Gibbs cropped it.
I love the result, and especially how the original capture just didn’t look that appealing. What a difference creative cropping to the appropriate format can make!