Monthly Archives: April 2010

Mayday in Redding is Big Brew Day! Join these SOBs for big fun.

Join the Shasta SOB (Society of Brewers) on Saturday May 1 for National Big Brew Day. See home brew being made. Across from the Library in Redding. Click to the Shasta Society of Brewers webpage for more. Big brews, it’s … Continue reading

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Say hello to my leetle friend…

Okay, so this green frog and I are not actually formally acquainted. But he or she does live in my yard, on my Rhododendron. Another sign we’re having a good rain year. It’s Really Redding.

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Ornamental Manzanita

Manzanita is truly ubiquitous around here. The hardy bush thrives in solid clay, hard rock, and parched earth. I’ve sometimes heard harsh language used to describe this tenacious plant, for all sorts of reasons. But then I’ve seen the leaves … Continue reading

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4-20 Time again to consider abandoning prohibition

I wrote on this same topic a year ago. This year, we may vote to remove the marijuana prohibition. Probably, you will soon see campaign rhetoric heat up. When you see arguments against removing prohibition, I ask you to consider … Continue reading

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A classic Redding weekend

The weather was perfect. The cars were fabulous. There is not much to say about Kool April Nights that has not already been said. Just another reason why Redding is the greatest place to live ever. I took a great … Continue reading

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I'm shopping for a Volvo now. Thanks RS!

Couldn’t let this one slide. Of all the weekends in Redding to pay attention to the Auto section, Kool April Nights is when the RS allowed this fairly major and seemingly obvious misprint slip. That’s one mighty purty Volvo. I … Continue reading

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A Day at the Races – a few Kool April Drags 2010 images

Just a few of Friday’s racing images. Come out tonight for MORE! Bob has some seriously fast cars out this year. Amazing machines. The track conditions should be better today than Friday. Records will be broken… Samie Felker hit the … Continue reading

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Car photos manipulated to look like miniatures

Perhaps you’ve seen those images that have been tweaked to where the subject looks miniaturized. I messed around with that idea using an photo I took last year at the Kool April Drags, while simulating the reduction in depth of … Continue reading

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Those darn *insert enemy name here*

It’s April 15. A special day, ahem. Nobody wants to pay taxes, but everybody wants more services. Before you go off on *insert enemy name here* you may enjoy this classic video from John Cleese: The enemy list may change, … Continue reading

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Kool April dragracing images reflect our car culture

My involvement with the Redding Dragstrip came about because the track president is a neighbor. The Dragstrip is truly a shoestring operation, mostly run on community enthusiasm since the early 1960s. Bob learned I had some web skills and volunteered … Continue reading

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