Over the years I’ve been writing here, I discovered I love combining words with images.
John Koenig take it a step further by defining new words with images. Words that describe emotions we all have in common, but for which no word has yet been coined. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
This is one of those ideas that has to be shared to be understood. Here’s an example:
n. the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore-that although you thought you were following the arc of the story, you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don’t understand, that don’t even seem to belong in the same genre-which requires you to go back and reread the chapters you had originally skimmed to get to the good parts, only to learn that all along you were supposed to choose your own adventure.
Another of my favorites:
n. We take it for granted that life moves forward. But you move as a rower moves, facing backwards—you can see where you’ve been, but not where you’re going. And your boat is steered by a younger version of you. It’s hard not to wonder what life would be like facing the other way…
John publishes every other Sunday. I am curating this here not because I love sorrow so much, but because his work is so… what’s the word?
Our journey to Trinideli actually began in the New York Saloon
(tether your horse in the rear, it says).
But when we got hungry, it turns out they don’t serve food at the New York. The pizza place next door is closed for renovations. Guy at the other end of the bar suggests Trinideli, just around the corner.
It’s actually on Highway 3, but really close to Main Street. The homey interior lends a welcoming vibe.
Anchor Steam on tap. Hot Pastrami on rye. Oh yeah, that works. True deli style.
“#1 Sandwich in the Northstate,” a bold claim. I suggest it’s worthwhile for you stop in and decide for yourself. They offer over 40 custom-made sandwiches, salads and soups from scratch, meat & cheeses by the pound, and weekly specials. Dine in/Take Out. Check out their menus online at the Trinideli website. Located in Downtown Weaverville , One block up from the movie theatre, on Hwy. 3, next door to Alp’s Lock & Key Army Surplus. 201 Hwy. 3 & Center St. (530) 623-5856 Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm, Closed Sunday.
Now celebrating nearly 21 years in business, and the owner would like to retire, if you or anyone you know would like to run a deli in picturesque Weaverville.
In Redding we promote reading to children by occasionally having local celebrities read aloud to small children. Here we see my grandson attending the Redding Library yesterday where Jefferson Public Radio host Valerie Ing Tomkins reads. Thanks Valerie!
Despite the skeptical look on grandson’s face, I’m told he had a great time. Photos by Erin. Reading, that’s Really Redding.
FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. FootGolf as a game is played throughout the world in many different forms, but as a sport, it is regulated by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG). The American FootGolf League (AFGL) is the exclusive member of the FIFG and governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States. The AFGL is organizing tournaments throughout the country working with golf courses to bring FootGolf to their clubs as another avenue for revenue and to develop the game further.
We visited Tunisia just about exactly one year ago. Easily the most striking aspect of the visit was how proud the people we met were of having become a democracy in 2011. Clearly conveying that they wanted to be a normal part of the developed world, and were so eager to have more foreign visitors. From Wikipedia:
In 2011, a revolution resulted in the overthrow of the autocratic President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali followed by the country’s first free elections. Since then, Tunisia has been consolidating democracy. The country held its first Parliamentary elections since the 2011 Arab Spring on October 26, 2014, and its Presidential elections on November 23, 2014.
And so we were so very sad to hear about the tragic killings of the tourists and others in the Bardo Museum yesterday. Both for the families of the victims, but also for all the regular Tunisians we met who were so hopeful for positive changes in their country. While these horrific events can seem far away, having been there in person it’s easy for us to imagine the terrible disappointment of the vast majority of the people in Tunisia. And so we are equally saddened here in Redding today. Here are a few images I took in Tunisia a year ago.
This last image conveys the tension that lingered over Tunis even last year. Democracy doesn’t come easily. Today we stand with Tunisia in hopes that they can push ahead through tough times.
Some time back in a more graceful age, you could ride the Shasta Daylight from Redding. Riders watched Mt Shasta go by in daylight hours from a comfortable railcar with an observation dome, and enjoyed meals in the articulated Pullman diner-tavern-lounge car, which offered 3 railcar length unimpeded interior space. This from Wikipedia:
The Shasta Daylight was a Southern Pacific Railroad passenger train between Oakland Pier in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. It started on July 10, 1949 and was SP’s third “Daylight” streamliner; it had a fast 15 hour 30 minute schedule in either direction for the 713-mile (1,147 km) trip through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery of any train in North America. The Shasta Daylight replaced heavyweight trains on the same route that had taken nearly a day and night to complete the run. The Shasta Daylight was the first diesel powered Daylight and the only Daylight to run beyond California. The scenic route of the Shasta Daylight passed its namesake Mount Shasta in daylight hours.
Since this service was discontinued, many things have changed. The population of all the communities once served by the Shasta Daylight has increased dramatically, and along with it the need for transportation and recreation alternatives. Imagine the businesses that could be created with trainfulls of Bay Area and Sacramento people looking to tour and shop the areas around Redding and Shasta. The infrastructure is already in place. We just need a daylight train.
Redding needs to join Dunsmuir in pushing strongly for this opportunity.
We just happened to be at lunch with a few friends at Shameless O’Leery’s Irish Pub today, and as it happened, today is St Patrick’s day! Luck of the Irish, I’d say.
Here’s a brief video of the pipe and drum band as it came through. It will lift your spirits.
Longtime readers will recall my friend and neighbor Bob passed away a while back. I have offered to help sell his beloved GTO. I am trying to find all the places online where one might sell such an item. If you are interested, or if you know anyone who might be interested, please help spread the word. When Bob would try to describe the feeling of racing this car, words just failed. You can use your imagination, though. I imagine it’s pretty breathtaking. ExtremelyRedding. For Sale! Click to enlarge image above
This 1966 Pontiac GTO bodied Drag car represents a very good example of a modern drag race car custom build. Currently located in Redding California.
The custom 1966 Pontiac “Door Slammer” GTO race car has over $80,000 invested in the build. It has been built with all of the finest racing components and has only had 6 break-in passes.
The Reher Morrison 565 CID Dart block racing engine is tuned to 1,200 hp, but is capable of producing 2,000 hp with some modification and tuning.
VEHICLE MAKE: Pontiac
MODEL YEAR: 1966
BODY STYLE: 2-Dr Coupe
VIN: NO VIN
LICENSE NUMBER: NO PLATE
TAG EXPIRATION DATE: N/A
ODOMETER READING: 00,000
OTHER ID: (if available) Engine ID: DART,
EXTERIOR COLOR: Yellow
INTERIOR COLOR: aluminum
EQUIPMENT: See “Vehicle Options” Page
Ron Davis aluminum radiator,
Electric HiFlo water pump,
Frame mounted transmission cooler with electric fan,
AN hose fittings,
Polished overflow tube,
Reher Morrison 565 cu. in. racing motor tuned in at 1200 Hp, Capable of 2000 Hp
The Blower Shop blower,
Braided stainless steel fuel lines,
Fuel pressure gauge,
Aluminum valve covers,
Electric fuel pump,
Polished air scoop,
Custom motor mounts,
Guest fuel connector,
Master lube pre lube accumulator system
AutoMeter Pro controller,
Meziere Hi-torque starter,
Data Max computer system,
Custom exhaust headers,
All braided stainless steel lines,
All AN line fittings,
Front adjustable coil overs,
Flip up front clip,
Custom fabricated frame, rated at 7.5 sec. class,
Wilwood front disc brakes,
Reeds Powerglide transmission,
SpecRight torque converter,
Precision Performance shifter w/race pack,
Lexan polycarbonate windshield,
Lexan polycarbonate windows,
Custom race wiring,
Custom aluminum dash,
Under dash panel switches,
Custom instrument cluster,
Pro-Comp II tachometer,
AutoMeter Quick Lite,
Pro-Cube delay box/timer,
Leather wrap race steering wheel,
Kirkey Custom Race seat,
Impact seat harness,
Custom door panels,
New Goodyear 33″ by 27″ rear tires,
New Hoosier 25″ by 4.5″ front tires,
Custom 4340 chrome moly driveshaft,
Drive shaft loop,
Custom fabricated fear four-link,
Adjustable rear coil overs,
9″ Strange 40 spline aluminum rear end,
Strange axles, gun drilled with a spool,
Custom fuel cell,
Fully tubbed rear section,
Trunk mounted batteries,
Rear battery cut-off switch,
Custom NAPA graphics,
Race roll cage,
Simpson drag racing chute,
Removable trunk lid,
Sale includes trailer. Offered at $60,000.
For parts and performance info, call Jim 530-221-1552
At JJ’s, we bake our own breads, pastries, pies, cookies, and more. We cure our own corned beef and smoke our own pastrami and pulled pork. Our burgers are made from a 1/2 lb of locally-grown, grass-fed Black Angus and served on a fresh-baked bun.
The Hat Creek highlands are as lovely a spot as you can find on this planet. The journey to JJ’s from Redding is as important as the destination. Hat Creek is world famous for amazing fly fishing, and the scenic wonder of its lava rock lined journey from volcanic heights to the sea. Savor the skies, mountains, and trees, and then on to JJ’s for a special meal.
Here’s a neat looking 1352 sqft 3/2 in lovely Shasta Lake City. Very close to all the schools. “Investors Delight!! Lots of potential in this Shasta Lake City home that features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, on nice sized lot with two outbuildings. Garage has been converted into living space unsure about permit status. POF and […]
So this one is listed as a 1965 sqft 3/1. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing agent Diane Abair of Bears Den Realty. She writes: “Country feeling with huge deck in back yard overlooking area. Three bedrooms, 1 bath, open floor plan with dining area, spacious living room, some arched doorways” Which […]
Here’s a west Redding 3/2 with some renovations. “Clean home with new carpet, vinyl and interior paint! Good floor plan, fenced yard, gated rv parking and greenbelt view. See attachments for PAS requirements and WFHM offer submittal information in MLS document section.” So writes the agent representing the bank/seller, foreclosure listing agent Lynda Martz of […]
Here’s a foreclosed home in the Forest Homes neighborhood off Shasta View. “This home near Clover Creek needs some TLC and repairs. The back yard is large, and there are nearby parks and schools.” So it’s got that going for it, which is nice. Anyway, so writes foreclosure listing broker Angela Mallory of Zion Real […]
Here’s an attractive home at an aggressive price. We like this neighborhood very much. “Recent renovations include new carpet & vinyl, new interior paint, new cabinets, new appliances, and new light fixtures. Home has large lot with fenced yard in nice central location on cul-de-sac street.” So writes foreclosure listing agent Lynda Martz of The […]
This home was a failed Short Sale last year for $359K. Now it has re-entered the market as a government owned foreclosure home. We showed it Saturday, and found it has subsequently been stripped of several important and expensive fixtures. Do you recall anyone having been arrested for stealing fixtures from an REO? Neither do […]
Here’s a rare bit of housing in Redding. We don’t have many townhomes here. Although they are building some view properties off Hilltop Drive. Anyway, this one was built in 2005 and sold for $274K. It’s owned by Fannie Mae now, and they want to sell it for less. Representing the government side in this […]
Here’s a foreclosed luxury home from the VA, in desirable Silver Creek. This is very nice home in a great neighborhood. We are including a link to photos of 4509 Eel Ct Redding from prior listings as well, since the present listing images are… uh, are… well anyway, take a look at the prior photos […]
Here’s an interesting foreclosed home near the water, in lovely Lake California. “Lake California Cutie. Bring all your buyers. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with large master suite. Nice lot with easy access to the lake. A must see at a great price.” So writes the agent representing the trust/seller, foreclosure listing broker Curt […]
We’ve been inside this home at 1208 Hawthorne in Woodside Meadows. Before the government foreclosed on it. It’s a great little street in a very central location. Here’s how it looked then. “Quiet treed neighborhood and close to shopping, schools and transportation. New interior paint and carpet, nice fenced yard with patio and central heating/ac. […]