The hardest work is over. The framing is done – all the lugging, hoisting, and fastening of long two-by-twelves, finished. Stable and strong. The decking is done – all the cutting and screwing of the fresh black locust. So much screwing. We laughed like middle schoolers in the usual ways: “it’s so much better screwing with three people,” etc. On Friday afternoon, we placed the last piece in. The mood was celebratory. A few folks from the sanctuary stood and took pictures. I felt proud. There’s the rail left to do, and work with cedar trim for the posts and outer frame. At the final stages, the work turns more meticulous and moves slower. On the long drive home on Friday afternoon, in traffic on 93 North, I felt a small tinge of sadness – it’s been such a pleasure working on this, the daily effort of it, all the strength it’s demanded. Now it’s close to done. Soon we won’t return each morning. The work this week won’t require as many muscles. I have never been as strong as I am right now.
BLM-Colorado Restores and Celebrates Historic San Juan Mountain Mining Town -
Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Animas Forks ghost town has been painstakingly restored thanks to BLM-Colorado and a host of partners. Visitors can see remnants of the once thriving town of 30 cabins and a hotel, general store, saloon and post office from the Alpine Loop…
What’s crazycool is that this pic is in color. The beach had black sand! It’s like a negative. by puja http://flic.kr/p/p9cymA
Dark Sight by 9lipn - Miltgen.fr http://flic.kr/p/oUhd1J
"That will never work" -
MG wrote a post yesterday about scoffing in the technology world. It’s a great read, especially going into the new iPhone and “iWatch” launch today.
It also reminded me of all the scoffing I’ve heard in my time as an investor these 9+ years. Things like:
"User generated content can’t…
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Techcrunch Disrupt: Max Levchin and Affirm -
I’m attending Techcrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this week, and my expectations are hedged by my experiences. Yes, for every Yammer — a company whose value proposition was immediately obvious to me, and who went on to a $1.3B acquisition by Microsoft — there are dozens of would-be world…
Anchorage – View on Path.
Anchorage at night at Westmark Anchorage – View on Path.
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On the train to Denali
Gone… by 9lipn - Miltgen.fr http://flic.kr/p/oZUvuV
Biscuit, Grits, Hangtown Fry by lsherman http://flic.kr/p/oZN23c