Oddly Relaxing Videos…

Hey y’all. Every once and a while I just need to zone out and watch something innocuous that isn’t over stimulating or representative of my country’s current political environment (yep, I’m American).

Over the last year I’ve stumbled upon two YouTube channels that really help me wind down whilst teaching me new concepts or illuminating ideas that I’d always wondered about. On both channels there is typically no narrator. Just someone putting forth a visual objective and then proceeding to show you how they achieve it. In many ways it reminds me of those old cooking shows from the 70’s and 80’s.

Anyways, I thought I’d share them with you in the event you ever need a similar escape.

The first one is a channel called “Hand Tool Rescue” and it’s just a guy restoring old tools that he’s either found or have been sent to him. There’s all kinds of interesting stuff that he takes apart piece by piece, cleans/repairs, and then puts back together, restoring each tool to its’ former operational glory! I just love this!

Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/erzzi6

The second is a channel called “Primitive Technology” and it features another guy who finds a space on his land where he proceeds to build primitive structures and tools from objects found around him. So if the idea of watching someone walk into a heavily wooded area with no tools at all, eventually build the tools that allow him clear a space to build a structure to protect him from the elements, is interesting to you – this comes highly recommended.

Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBA

I find both of these channels immensely interesting and often mesmerizing. Hopefully you will too! If you have similar recommendations feel free to put them in the comments below!

“I will see you again in 25 years…”

Twin Peaks was by far the most formative TV show I have ever watched. So damn much of my young imagination was nurtured and grown in that beautifully dark and bizarre world. For me it was a gift, and now another mini series? Written by Frost and Lynch with all episodes directed by Lynch himself?

I honestly can’t wait for June, 2016. Can’t. Wait.

Non-techie post, I know, but I was so tickled to see this news today.

Found Links: Long Exposure Pics of Fireflies in the Forest…

It’s Fathers Day! How about a little bit of fireworks! Or, rather, mother nature’s fireworks?

I was lurking around 500px.com when I cam across this photo series from photographer Yume of fire flies flitting around in the forest, blink-blink-blink’ing, during a long exposure period. The result is quite breathtaking!  It’s as if someone happened upon secret fairy gathering deep in the woods one night. The collection was also featured on laughingsquid.com and has garnered a lot of love since.  Have a look!

This whole series stopped me dead in my tracks! I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought you would too.

Links: “Angles – Photographic diary of Sébastian Dahl.”

linked from: http://blog.sebastiandahl.com/tagged/OsloBeirut

“This mosaic contains all the pictures of all the cars who drove me from Oslo to Beirut
112 cars, trucks and scooters in total.
It’s been an incredibly exciting and rewarding adventure. Thank you so much everyone who picked me up, hosted me, guided me and gave me a wonderful life lesson.”

~Photographic diary of Sébastian Dahl.  (@sebastiaen)
24-year-old photographer who recently hitchhiked 10,000km to get from Oslo (Norway) to Beirut (Lebanon).

linked from http://blog.sebastiandahl.com/tagged/OsloBeirut

I stumbled on this last week and felt compelled to share/spread the word. These pics (as well as many others) are all linked to photographer Sébastian Dahl’s site (linked above if you missed it).  Definitely have a look if you want to get bitten by the travel bug again (or for the very first time).  Really, really, beautiful pics, stories and observations await you there.

Links: “That Time I Wrote 25,000 Words in 19 Hours”

“Soon enough, the words began to crawl out, slowly, timidly. I felt how bad and clunky it all sounded, not to mention the atrocious grammar. All my writing habits were slowly annihilated. But I stopped caring at maybe the 550 word mark. I kicked my inner perfectionist out the door in a grand spectacle, maintaining that they were no longer welcome in the chaotic frenzy that had since taken over my body.” ~ Sheree Joseph

“that time I wrote 25,000 words in 19 hours” by @tinyfleu https://t.co/leNOQ62f