Posts Tagged ‘Research

02
Apr
15

187.5 (Synchronized Radio Bursts from Far Away)

Unexplained Signals

“there is something really interesting we need to understand. This will either be new physics, like a new kind of pulsar, or, in the end, if we can exclude everything else, an ET. When you set out to search for something new, you might find something unexpected.”   (Now make that Twilight Zone sound track play in your head…if you are old enough to remember that?)

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07
Oct
14

Amanda Brewer Go Pro Catch: Great White Shark

Stunning great white shark image ‘just luck’ – GrindTV.com.

16
Apr
14

Odd Ramblings: Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

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This, for me, is part of the fun with blogging. Discoveries beyond the sought after. This morning, I was going to post the above image of a beautiful Rainbow Trout my son Tony caught in Oregon. I noted the spotted, olive back and thought to myself I need to find a quote, poem, something about the beautiful topside of a spotted trout. A long shot I figured.

I started perusing the net for ideas and for some reason I repeatedly came upon links to one Richard Brautigan. Not being particularly well read, I wasn’t sure who this writer was but hey he had written something called Trout Fishing in America. I found a link to many of Brautigan’s writings and was beset with a curious assortment of quotes from what had to be the 60’s. A total throw back for my mind to the Tom Wolfe, Tom Robbins…the wildly poetic, fanciful, different way of saying things, imagining things. It certainly challenged my early morning mindset.

Then I came upon an interesting bio piece on Richard Brautigan on the writing process for Trout Fishing in America that involved fly fishing, camping, travel, writing on an old typewriter and found it most fascinating. Check out the links and explore a bit. The bio is particularly interesting regarding the writing process. More Tragic Brautigan

It is interesting how one thing leads to another and a discovery is made that at a minimum gives momentary delight or perhaps opens the door to something more exploratory in the future.

Aren’t those spots on the Trout’s olive back beautiful. Maybe that’s all I had to say.

06
Mar
14

Animal Cruelty: DECENCY SO OBVIOUS!

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ANN NOVEK’S HAVE HEST SITE ~ ANIMAL ADVOCACY

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05
Nov
13

Fly Tying: Exacting Details for Small Fly Patterns

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Tim Barker over at Planet Trout has a never ending supply of small fly patterns that are intelligently designed and reasoned out to the hatches trout dine upon and habitat they hold in. His attention to small details in fly pattern design make one consider the learning process of fly fishing. There are many layers to the sport and a never ending opportunity to experiment  while studying various watersheds.

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Yes, it does make a dimes bit of difference to study the habitat, hatches, fly pattern design and presentation of fly patterns! But, for even more exacting details in a fly pattern visit Planet Trout for many fine examples of well thought out fly patterns.

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This Rainbow Trout was seduced into sipping a small soft hackle in the film during a chrionomid hatch (Caught/Released)

 

07
May
13

Family & Life: Genealogy and Crooked Lines

A few years ago, I spent considerable time researching my family lineage on my Mom and Dad’s sides. It was a very rewarding experience and I recommend it to anyone with a knack at digging into details and relishing the discoveries.

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During this genealogical exercise, I made some interesting discoveries re the family that many had never heard about: arrests for horse thieving, moonshine adventures and outwitting revenuers, some form of contact with Pocahontas in England (yes, she lived in Middlesex, England for a brief time), on and on went the very interesting discoveries….but, none quite like this (well, at least I don’t think so):

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10
Oct
12

Portland Beer Brewing History

You may or may not know that Portland fancies itself quite the micro brew epicenter in the U.S. And, rightfully so. I prefer a regular Lager beer, ice cold, but there are so many beer themes available in this town.

So, I came across a little beer making history for Portland while checking out the Lone Fir Cemetery the other day. I came upon a fenced off mausoleum with apparent damage and saw a sign explaining the site.

 

06
Oct
12

Dragon Fly Fascination and Migration

As an avid fly fisher, particularly stillwaters, I have this frequently expressed fascination with Dragon Flies and Damsels….but, especially the Dragon. Probably it is the same for you, but these airborne critters alight upon my rod on a frequent basis. Mating in a sizzle-dizzle manner they land on my vessel like I am some dark alley outside of a bar (I made that up and am not sure where it came from). Dragon Flies are positive karma to me, even if not to their unfortunate prey.

I love fishing the ‘nymph’ or larva pattern and attempt to visualize it as a predatory killer, something the predatory Trout rarely fails to smack. So, I found a few interesting tidbits about adult dragons: did you know they (some of them) migrate South? Never considered that an option. They have been known to attack Hummingbirds! All this from these friendly visitors. Maybe I should be more concerned by these creatures:

“During all stages of their lives, dragonflies are fearsome and efficient hunters. If dragonfly larvae were eight to sixteen inches long, as they probably were 300 million years ago, we would dare not swim in fresh water for fear of being attacked.” (XX)

Applying Tracking Device (Christian Ziegler Photo)

16
Sep
12

N.W. Outdoor Research: Gold Mine of History

Photo above Cascades, 1930, by Ralph I. Gifford (Oregon State University Archives) SwittersB

I came upon a couple of excellent resources for those doing research on historical, outdoor pursuits in the Pacific N.W. and beyond that I want to share. Some extremely fascinating research storehouses..gold mines.

NORTHWEST DIGITAL ARCHIVES

WESTERN WASHINGTON U. ORAL HISTORY OF FLY FISEHERS

There’s a wealth of written and photographical data, digitized for those willing to do the digging. 

13
Sep
12

Spiders, Monkeys and Dinosaurs

I just come upon these oddities of discoveries and find them fascinating. The discovery in itself is interesting as is the ‘Who spends their life doing this? Who finances this stuff? What does it matter, beyond a minute worth of curiosity? What new discoveries will lead to cures, fixes and wonderment? Just some odds and ends that seem refreshing and pure compared to the craziness erupting in the Middle East.

PACIFIC NW SPIDER IN CAVES..BIGFOOT 

NEW MONKEY FOUND IN THE CONGO…BECOMES SOMEONE’S DINNER

DINOSAUR TRACK BENEATH THEIR SCIENTIFIC NOSES




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