“Do not let me hear
Of the wisdom of old men, but rather of their folly,
Their fear of fear and frenzy, their fear of possession,
Of belonging to another, or to others, or to God.
The only wisdom we can hope to acquire
Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.”
what’s your chicken soup movie? that movie you always watch when you’re sick or sad and need cheering up, the movie you like to watch on rainy days, the movie that always makes you feel warm and settled inside
Christmas Day rains eventually turned to snow, but not before they coated everything with ice in the Kulm Wetland Management District, North Dakota. One can imagine this would make it tough for pheasants, grouse, and other wildlife to find food.
First things first, even if they’re obvious: !!!!! Wow! It’s a total work of genius, the performers were all fantastic, and I’m incredibly lucky to have gotten to see it! More specific response below the cut.
A brief digression from the usual photograph posting thanks to some questions about fishing from schooners. As others have pointed out, sometimes it was fishing directly from the schooners themselves, but more often (and especially by the late 19th/early 20th century) it was using dories carried by the schooners. Usually, the fishing involved long hand lines with multiple baited hooks. (This is a pretty broad generalization; different techniques were used at different times and in different locations, and there were also differences between the various fisheries like cod or swordfish.)
The dories were transported by, and launched and recovered from, the schooners. The fish would be processed on board the schooners, and either iced or salted before being transported to buyers ashore. Working fishing schooners carried all sorts of dories and other gear on their decks. Many of the photographs of Bluenose show her in racing or public exhibition trim, but she was also a working schooner, as seen in the lead photograph, taken around 1940.
The Portuguese were still carrying on a schooner-based dory fishery in the 1960s. The last few ships attracted attention from documentary film-makers and a number of their films are on YouTube. They give some idea of the experience, equipment, and techniques:
Image: Marine Survey of Bluenose W.R. MacAskill, circa 1940 Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1987-453 no. 245
It’s finally, finally here *___* After months of work, Here’s my first comic ever, “Ozymandias”, based on the poem by Percy Shelley. If you want to support me, you can buy a hi-res PDF of the comic, along with some sketches, a very small 1 page tutorial, and the full-res PSD on gumroad for 2 dollars here:
At first I wanted to kill him. But now I’m glad I’ve spent the time to get to know him. Yeah, of course he looks delicious with his big red cheeks. But we’ve all got an agreement that we’re not going to eat Stu. Right? Right.