The Wiccan Rede

Bide the Wiccan Laws we must In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust. Live and let live. Fairly take and fairly give. Cast the Circle thrice about To keep the evil spirits out. To bind the spell every time Let the spell be spake in rhyme. Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak little, listen much. Deosil go by the waxing moon, Chanting out the Witches' Rune. Widdershins go by the waning moon, Chanting out the baneful rune. When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss the hand to her, times two. When the moon rides at her peak, Then your heart's desire seek, Heed the North wind's mighty gale, Lock the door and drop the sail. When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth. When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls will have no rest. When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast. Nine woods in the cauldron go, Burn them fast and burn them slow. Elder be the Lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be. When the Wheel begins to turn, Let the Beltane fires burn. When the Wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the Horned One rules. Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree, By the Lady, blessed be. Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone and truth you'll know. When ye have a true need, Hearken not to others' greed. With a fool no season spend, Lest ye be counted as his friend. Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart. Mind the Threefold Law you should, Three times bad and three times good. When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow. True in Love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An ye harm none, do what ye will.
- Blessed Be -
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Found Might Mouse!

Something Popeye never share with us, Mighty Mouse's source of strength!

Thanks for sharing this David.

SuperSkin Lazer Helmets

New Lazer Helmets are up 70% safer in an accident!! Ask your LBS to request and supports these new helmets. It’s your Brain, protect it!

Behold I send an angel…

This wallpaper was sent to me - it is so full of peace as it echoes into my very soul. Thank you. exodus23.20

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hey David and Tam

Days like today you make my dreams come true!

Thank you!

Do you like quads?


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Taxes or Crash and Burn…

Wow I guess this is one way to clear up any tax problems, do you think they will listen?

What a way to spend my Birthday, a mini 9/11.... GOD help us all - hear our prayers and be with his family during this dire need. I also understand he also burnt down his house as well. PRAY America do not let this be our future.

Light Up That Dead Light Bulb

This is so cool, this is how to get new life out of a burnt out light bulb.

Remember to go green use an Olive Oil instead petroleum based products. Don't forget to enjoy that soda. Thanks Ben.

House Rules

What ever you do... Listen to the Man of the House.

You Got it!

The Crosman Silhouette PCP pistol - Part 1

Tom-bio-3 by B.B. Pelletier
This is a Air guns - Pyramyd Air Report .  Go here for the full blog. Also stop by and listen to Pyramyd Air Waves.


My first experience with the Silhouette was when field target champion Ray Apelles brought a prototype to the American Airgunner studio in the Catskills on the day when he and his father came to film an episode on field target. Ray let me try the gun and, sitting in the Creedmore position for handguns, I was able to clip weed stems at 23 yards.
For most of the summer, I thought the Silhouette was the only precharged pistol Crosman was bringing out, and for a time it looked to me like they might release it in the fall of 2009. They didn't, but it's coming out now and I have a sample to test for you.
If nothing else, this pistol may help us all with the difficult spelling of the word silhouette! Now, if everyone could just learn how to spell Crosman.   Please go here to continue…. 
Remember go to Pyramyd Air for all your Air Gun needs.

MSI Wind U160 With 15 Hour Battery Life

By Kevin C. Tofel Feb. 18, 2010, 11:45am CST
For the full article go to here.
One of the newest netbooks from MSI, the Wind U160, is now appearing on an Amazon pre-order page. Hector Gomez, one of our eagle-eyed readers, spotted the page along with the $379.99 price tag. Amazon isn’t sharing the release date just yet, but I figure it should be within the next few weeks. After all, this device was spotted at the Consumer Electronics Show last month and uses what I’d consider common bits of hardware for netbooks of today.
The 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 powers Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition running on 1 GB of RAM. MSI says the U160 offers one memory slot — again, a common theme among netbooks — and supports a single 2 GB memory module. These days, that RAM stick shouldn’t cost much more than $40 or $50. MSI tucked in a 250 GB hard drive and support for 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi for better range and faster wireless transfers. A fairly standard 1.3 megapixel webcam, Bluetooth and memory card reader are also included and the 10″ display offers 1024 x 600 resolution. Pity that didn’t get bumped to 1366 x 768, but then again, the price would likely crest the $400 mark. The 15-hour battery life claim comes from the standard 6-cell battery, which sounds aggressive to me. A real-world usage scenario is likely to nab at least 11 or 12 hours, though, and that likely eliminates the need for a second battery or toting the AC adapter.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How to Make a Hudson Bay Blanket Capote


My question does anyone make these capote’s?

How to Make a Hudson Bay Blanket Capote [1]
(Indian Blanket Coat)
Authentic Winter Garment of Primitive Hunters and Trappers, Mountain Men, Fur Traders, Voyageurs, Buckskiners, Explorers, Hunters, Indians, Muzzle Loading Buffs, and Boy Scouts!
Easily assembled by hand, in three to five hours!


Spread out your blanket and plan to lay out your capote in the illustrated fashion.  Old timers didn't waste things, so try to arrange your pieces to leave the scrap pieces large enough to make mittens, boot liners, neck scarves, and most of all, a sash to tie around your waist to hold the garment closed.  The sash may have to be pieced, depending on size and layout of pieces selected.  Hood may be nicely made from two halves, and joined down the center.


Before you can lay out your pieces, you must take your measurements:

First, figure out how big you are around the body.  Measure the chest, hips, or gut, (whichever is the largest, usually around shoulders).  Don't cheat! 
Mark it down.  GIRTH = ______ inches

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Second, figure out how long you want the coat.  Measure from the center of the shoulder, down as far as you want the coat to go.  Old-timers had 'em mid-calf length (approximately 8" below the knee)
Mark it down.  LENGTH = ______ inches   

Next, measure from the center of one armpit, around the back to the center of the other (no illustration).
Mark it down.  ARMPIT SPAN = ______ inches

Last, measure from the center neck (back) to the outer wrist.  Subtract half of the distance between the arm slits (see body detail for dimensions).
Mark it down.  SLEEVE = ______ inches

Body Detail

Now decide on style, either

Button Closure (civilized), or

Overlap (Wide) Closure (primitive).

Layout pattern, as shown, and note that:

Girth + Closure Overlap is parallel to stripe.

Length is perpendicular to the stripe. 

Remember to add 6" to girth if buttons are used, and 14" if a simple overlap closure is used.

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When cutting this section, snip and tear the blanket to the desired shape.  Cut edges will fray, torn edges won't fray in this wool material.

When the body panel is complete, fold it to find the centerline (backbone), and space the armhole slits evenly on either side of this line, as shown.

The distance between these lines must be equal to Armpit Span + 2" for small sizes, 3" for medium sizes, and 4" for large sizes.  Cut slits approximately 7" deep, which is slightly short.  they should be deepened later, when sleeves are sewn on (see sleeve detail).

Hood Detail

Cut the hood, as shown.  The hood is shown "standard size" which is large enough to accommodate a fur hat under the hood.  For smaller sizes, cut as shown and then pin it together and trim excess, but we like this large size!

Note: Hood can be made from 2 pieces and joined along the center line.  Use Blanket Stitch, and be certain that stripes line up.

Button Hole Detail

Cut a slit just large enough to accommodate button.  Stitch around button hole with "blanket stitch," to protect and finish edge.  Buttons should be centered in their holes and attached last.

Hood Attachment Detail

Stitch from outer shoulder towards neck, 1/3 of width from each side.  Center back edge of hood with center-line (backbone) of body.  Attach hood to this middle third (hood on inside, body overlap on outside), and continue to run hood along top edge of front flap.  Blanket Stitch both inside and outside of this seam, since inside will show when hood is down.

Blanket Stitch Styles

Practice makes perfect, and all of these are simple:

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With cuff (civilized) or

Without cuff (primitive)

(If cuff is desired, add 3 inches to sleeve)

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The sleeve must be cut (not torn).  The 4 inch extension is used for attachment to the body, and shoulder fringe.  Fringe is recommended as being authentic and it aids drying of the shoulder seam.  It can be trimmed off later, if desired.  Do not cut the extension into fringe until garment is complete.  Strands should be at least 1/2 inch wide, as narrow strands may break off.

Blanket Stitch Detail

Learn how to make a "blanket stitch" as shown.  It's easy, just go back with your needle and hook the last cross stitch.  Note that the stitching is directional, and some edges and seams must be approached from certain directions.  Arrange the stitch and direction so that the "chain" line of yarn covers the raw edge.  A little practice on a scrap remnant is worthwhile.  Pin each section and check fit before stitching.

Sleeve Attachment Detail

Fold back the 4" extension, forming a "cuff" at the shoulder end.  Insert this end into the armhole silt approximately 1" and stitch around the edge of the slit with blanket stitch.

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Note: sleeve seam goes at bottom, and that the "notch" out of the shoulder fringe cuff is designed to prevent a bulky wad under the arm.

A capote pattern, Hudson's Bay blankets, as well as Witney blankets are available at:

Track of the Wolf, Inc. 
18308 Joplin Street NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1773
Tel: 763-633-2500 Fax: 763-633-2550

Example of a Hooded Hudson Blanket Capote

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I also found this link:

Original Mountain Man Hooded Capote

158631_tsThis is nice just needs a little color!

Making a Bushcraft Olive Oil Lamp

Why Use Olive Oil? [1]

For thousands of years, people have used olive oil as a way to flavor food, but also as a source of light and heat. Among Jews, Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Muslims, olive oil is considered sacred. It is used in many religious rituals and ceremonies as a fuel for lights, lamps, and lanterns.

Olive oil has a very high flash point (190 degrees Celsius for virgin oil, and 210 degrees Celsius for refined oil), which means it does not burn as easily as other vegetable-based oils. Olive oil is also odorless when burned, although you can add other aromatics like herbs to give the burning oil a pleasant scent.

While olive oil used for cooking may be used for lamps, certain grades of oil may be used for lighting purposes:

  • Lampanate oils are a grade of olive oil used exclusively for burning. Lampanate oils are not fit for cooking or human consumption.
  • Aged oils. Old batches of olive oil can be used for some recipes in the kitchen, but they’re a cheaper source of fuel for oil lamps than extra virgin olive oil. Aged oils also have a higher smoke point.
  • Rancid oils. Instead of throwing away rancid batches of olive oil, you can still use it as a fuel for olive oil lamps. The fuel itself may smell bad, but the burning oil will not release any unpleasant smell.

A Hearty Thank you


thank-you To who ever was involved in fixing the problem with and Windows Live Writer.  For a while I could not use it if I was going to include Pictures or videos… Thank you.




WELL I am going to miss out on this rally again! This SSI waiting game is a pain in the neck.  So you all go and get lots of pictures and videos. If there is an extra shirt laying around – I take a ex large, Onyx and I would love it for sure. I know Onyx and I need the warm weather.



March 6th – 7th This is the 6th year of this event!
Saturday 9:00AM Catrike Rally Lakeview Park 850 Surprise Drive Winter Garden, Florida 34787 12-2PM Free time to get lunch and mingle in Downtown Winter Garden. 2:30PM Big Cat Factory Tour
Big Cat HPV, LLC 720 Business Park Blvd , Unit 22 Winter Garden FL 34787 Phone (407) 905-0626 Sunday March 7TH 11:00 am Ride
Hampton’s Edge, Trailside Bikes 8294 East Orange Ave
Floral City, FL 34436
Phone (352) 799-4979
1PM Meet for lunch at Frankie’s Grill & Bar.
Frankie’s Grill & Bar
1674 Highway 41 North
Inverness, FL 34450
Phone (352) 344-4545
3-5PM Return to Hampton’s Edge.
There will not be any charge for the rally or Factory Tour other than your presence and your smile. Simply e-mail Chaim at (with the Subject "Registering for Big Cat Rally") and include your name, year and model if you have a Catrike or what you will be riding and a brief summary of what you want to participate in so we can help with accommodations. We will reply to your email with a confirmation number, please print and bring to the rally. Those emails that are received by February 21, 2010 will receive a free T-shirt so don’t forget to include your shirt size! This Rally/Factory Tour is for all Catrike riders, Catrike enthusiasts and Catrike dealers. This will be a very informal event here in beautiful / historic Winter Garden, Florida.
The weather is normally very pleasant during March, but as many of you know there is a chance for rain so bring some rain gear just in case.
The Big Cat Rally will begin at 9:00am Saturday at Lakeview Park by Lake Apopka. This year the ride on the West Orange Trail will start in Winter Garden and go to the West towards Downtown Clermont and returning to Winter Garden. (There will be support at the Killarney Station). This year the routes will be marked and maps provided. After the ride, there will be free time for lunch in Winter Garden. There are plenty of restaurants in the area along the trail so you will not need to drive your car.
There will be limited parking at the park but there is plenty of parking in the downtown Winter Garden area; there is a public parking lot on the west end of Plant Street next to the New City Hall building.
Mark and Linda Power from Power On Cycling will be here with Catrikes / Catbikes, cool accessories, apparel, custom wheels and all their great knowledge.
At 2:30pm we will have the Big Cat Factory Tour so you can see how Catbikes are made. We have implemented lots of changes in the Factory and also won Manufacturer of the Year for under 125 employees from the Manufacturers Association of Florida. Those of you who have been here in the past will have more to see and learn. This is the only time visitors are allowed to the factory so make plans to attend. We encourage all Rally riders to ride to the Factory Tour because parking is limited and Sherri, our famous and incredibly talented welder, loves to see all of her handy work.
Pat Franz from Terra Cycle will be here for the Factory Tour. He will have a tent with their accessory mounts, t-shirts, Fastback bags and will provide test rides on a Cargo Monster, as well as a bringing a couple Wind Wrap Fairings that will be installed on some Catrikes. We are looking forward to it and are fortunate to have him here.
Regis Hampton of Hamptons Edge, Trailside Bikes will host a ride from his new shop in Floral City. It is about a 1 hour 20 minute drive from Winter Garden. It will be a round trip to the restaurant for lunch and then return to the shop or ride more of the Withlacoochee Trail. Please let us know if you plan on attending Regis ride also so he can make reservations for lunch.
If you are not planning on riding with us on Sunday, you can stay in Winter Garden and ride more of the West Orange trail you did not see on Saturday or just enjoy the area. Hampton’s Edge, Trailside Bikes 9550 E. Atkinson Ct. Floral City, FL 34436 Phone (352) 799-4979 (Withlacoochee Trail)
Lodging The Edgewater Hotel 99 W. Plant Street Winter Garden, Florida 34787 (407) 654-6921 This is a Bed and Breakfast style Inn and is in the center of Winter Garden right on the West Orange Trail. (You will receive a 10% discount if you mention the Catrike Rally) Red Roof Inn Orlando West
11241 W. Colonia Drive
Ocoee, Florida 34761
(407) 347-0140 (Rooms starting at $54.99 + tax if you mention the Catrike Rally)
Best Western Turnpike West 10945 W. Colonial Drive Ocoee, Florida 34761 (407) 656-5050
Courtyard Orlando Ocoee
10971 W. Colonia Drive
Ocoee, Florida 34761
(407) 573-1010
Lunch and dining options in Downtown Winter Garden
Sweet Traditions French Bakery & Cafe
Moon Cricket Grill
Thai Blossom Restaurant
Chef’s Table at the Edgewater (Dinner)
Flavours of Europe Delicatessen
Scoops Old Fashion Ice Cream
Attic Door Coffee House and Wine Bar
Winter Garden Pizza
Other Information Among some of the attractions along the trail is the Oakland Nature Preserve with foot trails leading down to Lake Apopka (the second largest lake in Florida). Winter Garden has a very nice community park along the shores of Lake Apopka, which would be ideal for picnics and just relaxing in the sun. We can’t wait to see you. Come on down and enjoy the sunshine! Big Cat HPV, LLC 720 Business Park Blvd , Unit 22 Winter Garden , FL 34787 Phone (407) 905-0626 Fax (407) 905-0820


Looking that Norton Ink's - "Adam"

The Norton Ink's Adam a tablet computer, made a big splash at the CES 2010 this year. It appears to be about the same size as the Apple iPad, but ticw the battery life and supports Flash. That is good news to hear. The bad new is that it will be coming out the the 3rd and 4th quarters of the year,  that is not good if you are looking for gotta have it now thing.

The Norton Ink Adam tablet is an Android slate using a Tegra chipset for graphics and an innovative low power display by Pixel Qi. Norton Ink seems to be in the final stages of design with many features that should blow away the Apple iPad, in my humble opion of course, but you tell me.

The battery life is expected to be about 10 hours of on the web surfing using Wi-Fi, listening to your favorite music or watch the hottest videos. Of course it is the display that play a huge role in the battery life of the Adam, this is where Norton Ink gives thanks to the architecture of the Pixel Qi display, which is a power miser. Norton Ink currently has two model designs on the table, one being slimmer than the first. I am sure they are weighing the pro and con of which model will win out, or possible have two model based on customer desires, that is just a thought.

I look forward to the final out come and pricing on the Adam, I am sure they with want to be as price competitive as possible to under cut Apple's slice of the tablet pie.

February 18th - A RED Letter Day

[1] February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year (317 in leap years).


* 3102 BC – Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
* 1229 – The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.
* 1268 – The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere.
* 1332 – Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
* 1478 – George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.
* 1685 – Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
* 1745 – The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo river, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta
* 1797 – Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby.
* 1814 – The Battle of Montereau occurs.
* 1841 – The first ongoing filibuster in the United States Senate begins and lasts until March 11.
* 1846 – Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
* 1856 – The American Party (Know-Nothings) convene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate their first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.
* 1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
* 1861 – With the Italian unification almost complete, King Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
* 1865 – Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
* 1873 – Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
* 1878 – John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
* 1884 – Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.
* 1901 – Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons.
* 1906 – Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.
* 1911 – The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
* 1913 – Raymond Poincaré becomes President of France.
* 1929 – The first Academy Awards are announced.
* 1930 – While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
* 1930 – Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
* 1932 – The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
* 1943 – The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
* 1943 – Joseph Goebbels delivers the Sportpalast speech.
* 1948 – Eamon de Valera resigns as Taoiseach of Ireland.
* 1954 – The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
* 1955 – Operation Teapot: Teapot test shot "Wasp" is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site with a yield of 1.2 kilotons. Wasp is the first of fourteen shots of the Teapot series.
* 1957 – Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
* 1965 – The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
* 1969 – The Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 disaster occurs, killing all on board.
* 1970 – The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
* 1972 – The California Supreme Court in the case of People v. Anderson, 6 Cal.3d 628 invalidates the state's death penalty and commutes the sentences of all death row inmates to life in prison.
* 1977 – The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" sitting on top of a Boeing 747.
* 1979 – Snow fell in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only recorded time in history.
* 1983 – Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee Massacre in Seattle, Washington. It is said to be the largest robbery-motivated mass-murder in U.S. history.
* 1991 – The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at both Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
* 1998 – Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
* 2001 – FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
* 2003 – Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
* 2003 – Comet C/2002 V1 (NEAT) makes perihelion, seen by SOHO.
* 2004 – Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertilizer catches fire and explodes.


* 1374 – Saint Jadwiga of Poland, queen of Poland (d. 1399)
* 1404 – Leone Battista Alberti, Italian painter and philosopher (d. 1472)
* 1486 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali yogi (d. 1534)
* 1516 – Queen Mary I of England (d. 1558)
* 1530 – Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)
* 1543 – Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
* 1559 – Isaac Casaubon, French classical scholar (d. 1614)
* 1602 – Per Brahe, Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
* 1609 – Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English historian (d. 1674)
* 1635 – Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680)
* 1642 – Marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698)
* 1658 – Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
* 1745 – Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (d. 1827)
* 1814 – Samuel Fenton Cary, American-born U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)
* 1818 – Pedro Figueredo, Cuban poet, musician, and freedom fighter (d. 1870)
* 1836 – Sri Ramakrishna, Indian Bengali guru of Swami Vivekananda (d. 1886)
* 1838 – Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist (d. 1916)
* 1846 – Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
* 1848 – Louis Comfort Tiffany, American glass artist (d. 1933)
* 1849 – Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author (d. 1906)
* 1859 – Sholom Aleichem, Russian Yiddish humorist (d. 1916)
* 1870 – William Laurel Harris, American mural painter and writer (d. 1924)
* 1871 – Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
* 1883 – Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek author (d. 1957)
* 1884 – Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
* 1888 – George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
* 1890 – Edward Arnold, American actor (d. 1956)
* 1890 – Adolphe Menjou, American actor (d. 1963)
* 1892 – Wendell Willkie, American politician (d. 1944)
* 1896 – Andre Breton, French writer (d. 1966)
* 1897 – Charles Kuentz, German-born French WW1 veteran and centenarian (d. 2005)
* 1898 – Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
* 1898 – Enzo Ferrari, Founder of Ferrari (d. 1988)
* 1901 – Reginald Sheffield, British actor (d. 1957)
* 1902 – Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
* 1903 – Nikolai Podgorny, President of the Soviet Union (d. 1983)
* 1906 – Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
* 1907 – Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (d. 2008)
* 1909 – Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer and English rugby union player (d. 1990)
* 1909 – Wallace Stegner, American writer (d. 1993)
* 1914 – Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (d. 2000)
* 1915 – Phyllis Calvert, British actress (d. 2002)
* 1916 – Jean Drapeau, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1999)
* 1918 – Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
* 1919 – Jack Palance, American actor (d. 2006)
* 1920 – Bill Cullen, American game show host (d. 1990)
* 1920 – Eric Gairy, Grenadan politician (d. 1997)
* 1922 – Helen Gurley Brown, American editor
* 1922 – Allan Melvin, American actor (d. 2008)
* 1922 – Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
* 1924 – Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
* 1924 – Louis Laberge, Canadian labour union leader (d. 2002)
* 1925 – George Kennedy, American actor
* 1925 – Marcel Barbeau, Canadian Quebec artist
* 1926 – Nalini Jaywant, Indian actress
* 1927 – John Warner, American politician
* 1927 – Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
* 1927 – Peter Fryer English Marxist writer and journalist (d. 2006)
* 1928 – Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1929 – Len Deighton, British author
* 1929 – André Mathieu, Canadian composer (d. 1968)
* 1930 – Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
* 1931 – Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
* 1931 – Toni Morrison, American writer, Nobel laureate
* 1931 – Bob St. Clair, American football player
* 1932 – Miloš Forman, Czech film director
* 1933 – Yoko Ono, Japanese-born singer
* 1933 – Sir Bobby Robson, English football manager (d. 2009)
* 1933 – Mary Ure, Scottish actress (d. 1975)
* 1934 – Audre Lord, Caribbean poet and activist (d. 1992)
* 1935 – Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister
* 1936 – Jean Auel, American writer
* 1936 – Dick Duff, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1938 – István Szabó, Hungarian film director
* 1938 – Manny Mota, Dominican baseball player
* 1939 – Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
* 1939 – Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
* 1939 – Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist
* 1940 – Fabrizio De André, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
* 1941 – Irma Thomas, American singer
* 1943 – Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
* 1944 – Pat Bowlen, American sports team owner (Denver Broncos)
* 1945 – Judy Rankin, American golfer
* 1946 – Michael Buerk, British newsreader
* 1946 – Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
* 1947 – Dennis DeYoung, American musician (Styx)
* 1947 – Princess Christina of the Netherlands
* 1947 – Carlos Lopes, Portuguese athlete
* 1947 – Eliot Lance Engel, American politician
* 1948 – Sinéad Cusack, Irish actress
* 1948 – Keith Knudsen, American drummer and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (d. 2005)
* 1949 – Gary Ridgway, American serial killer
* 1950 – John Hughes, American director (d. 2009)
* 1950 – Cybill Shepherd, American actress
* 1950 – Michel Gauthier, Canadian politician
* 1951 – Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
* 1952 – Maurice Lucas, American basketball player
* 1952 – Juice Newton, American singer
* 1953 – Robbie Bachman, Canadian drummer (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
* 1954 – John Travolta, American actor
* 1955 – Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
* 1955 – Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler
* 1956 - Andrew James Elliott,Jr, son to Andrew and Velda Elliott 3 months early
* 1956 – Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (d. 1997)
* 1956 – Paul Reed Smith, American luthier, founder and owner of PRS Guitars
* 1957 – Marita Koch, German athlete
* 1957 – Vanna White, American game show presenter
* 1958 – Giovanni Lavaggi, Italian racing driver
* 1958 – Gar Samuelson, American drummer (d. 1999)
* 1960 – Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
* 1960 – Greta Scacchi, Australian actress
* 1960 – Andy Moog, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1961 – Hironobu Kageyama, Japanese singer
* 1962 – Julie Strain, American actress
* 1963 – Henry Winter, English football journalist
* 1964 – Matt Dillon, American actor
* 1964 – Paul Hanley, British musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
* 1965 – Dr. Dre, American record producer and rapper
* 1965 – Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer (d. 2005)
* 1966 – Guy Ferland, American television director
* 1967 – Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer
* 1967 – Tracey Edmonds, American film and television producer
* 1967 – Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
* 1968 – Molly Ringwald, American actress
* 1969 – Tomaž Humar, Slovenian mountaineer
* 1969 – Alexander Mogilny, Russian ice hockey player
* 1969 – Jason Sutter, American drummer (Smash Mouth, American Hi-Fi)
* 1970 – Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
* 1970 – Susan Egan, American actress
* 1971 – Constantin Popa, Romanian-born Israeli basketball player
* 1971 – Merritt Gant, American thrash metal guitarist
* 1972 – Drew Bowie, Australian stand up comedian
* 1973 – Claude Makélélé, French footballer
* 1974 – Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
* 1974 – Julia Butterfly Hill, American environmental activist
* 1974 – Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician
* 1974 – Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russian tennis player
* 1974 – Jillian Michaels, Personal trainer
* 1975 – Sarah Brown, American actress
* 1975 – Keith Gillespie, Irish footballer
* 1975 – Gary Neville, English footballer
* 1976 – Chanda Rubin, American tennis player
* 1976 – Leilani Munter, American race car driver
* 1977 – Ike Barinholtz, American actor
* 1977 – Kátia, Brazilian footballer
* 1977 – Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter
* 1977 – Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete
* 1978 – Josip Šimunić, Croatian footballer
* 1980 – Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player
* 1980 – Regina Spektor, Russian/American singer and songwriter
* 1981 – Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
* 1981 – Alex Rios, American baseball player
* 1981 – Ivan Sproule, Irish footballer
* 1981 – Larry Sweeney, American Professional Wrestler
* 1981 – Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor
* 1981 – Jasmine Fiore, American model (d. 2009)
* 1982 – Juelz Santana, American rapper
* 1983 – Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
* 1983 – Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
* 1983 – Troy Bienemann, American football player
* 1985 – Anton Ferdinand, English footballer
* 1985 – Lee Boyd Malvo, Jamaican serial killer
* 1986 – Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer
* 1988 – Shane Lyons, American actor and chef
* 1988 – Maiara Walsh, American actress
* 1988 – Max (singer), South Korean singer from TVXQ
* 1990 – Cody Hodgson, Canadian hockey player
* 1991 – Malese Jow, American actress and singer
* 1991 – Henry Surtees, British racing driver (d. 2009)
* 1992 – Logan Miller, American actor


* 806 – Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 730)
* 814 – Angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne
* 901 – Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826)
* 999 – Pope Gregory V (b. 972)
* 1139 – Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082)
* 1294 – Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (b. 1215)
* 1379 – Albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318)
* 1405 – Tamerlane, Mongol Emperor (b. 1336)
* 1455 – Fra Angelico, Italian artist (b. 1395)
* 1478 – George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1449)
* 1535 – Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, astrologer and alchemist (b. 1486)
* 1546 – Martin Luther, German religious reformer (b. 1483)
* 1564 – Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian artist (b. 1475)
* 1583 – Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)
* 1654 – Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
* 1683 – Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (b. 1620)
* 1712 – Louis, duc de Bourgogne, heir to the throne of France (b. 1682)
* 1718 – Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
* 1743 – Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (b. 1667)
* 1748 – Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1677)
* 1772 – Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)
* 1778 – Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)
* 1780 – Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
* 1788 – John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (b. 1713)
* 1803 – Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (b. 1719)
* 1842 – Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
* 1845 – Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (b. 1774)
* 1851 – Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (b. 1804)
* 1873 – Vasil Levski, Bulgarian Revolutionist (b. 1837)
* 1893 – Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (b. 1814)
* 1895 – Karl Abs, German professional wrestler (b. 1851)
* 1900 – Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (b. 1824)
* 1902 – Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
* 1906 – John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (b. 1830)
* 1911 – Billy Murdoch, Australian cricketer (b. 1854)
* 1923 – Alois Rašín, Czechoslovak politician, Minister of Finance (b. 1867)
* 1931 – Milan Šufflay, Croatian politician (b. 1879)
* 1933 – James J. Corbett, American boxer (b. 1866)
* 1938 – David King Udall, American politician (b. 1851)
* 1942 – Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)
* 1945 – Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (b. 1906)
* 1956 – Gustave Charpentier, French composer (b. 1860)
* 1957 – Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan rebel leader (b. 1920)
* 1957 – Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (b. 1877)
* 1964 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
* 1966 – Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)
* 1967 – J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1904)
* 1967 – Dragiša Cvetković, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister (b. 1893)
* 1973 – Frank Costello, Italian-born gangster (b. 1891)
* 1977 – Andy Devine, American actor (b. 1905)
* 1978 – Maggie McNamara, American actress (b. 1928)
* 1981 – John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895)
* 1982 – Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand author (b. 1895)
* 1993 – Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
* 1993 – Jacqueline Hill, British actress (b. 1929)
* 1995 – Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b. 1959)
* 1997 – Emily Hahn, American writer (b. 1905)
* 1998 – Harry Caray, American baseball broadcaster (b. 1914)
* 1998 – Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
* 1999 – Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
* 2000 – Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927)
* 2001 – Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
* 2001 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1951)
* 2001 – Eddie Mathews, American baseball player (b. 1931)
* 2003 – Isser Harel, Israeli Mossad leader (b. 1912)
* 2004 – Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
* 2006 – Richard Bright, American actor (b. 1937)
* 2008 – Sir Richard Knowles, British politician (b. 1917)
* 2008 – Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress, (b. 1955)
* 2008 – Mickey Renaud, Canadian professional ice hockey player (b. 1988)
* 2009 – Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (b. 1929)

Holidays and observances

* Gambian Independence Day
* February 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Mike's Mod on the Guyot bottle and a look at the pocket cooker. I am interested in the pocket cooker - Mike says will review the cooker soon.

The pocket cooker is available through Amazon for about $14.00.  Here is a better picture of the pocket cooker. Of course your click on the picture for a larger image. The Guyot bottles are available through Amazon as well.

Thanks Mike.

iPad Vs. Google Tablet, Alienware & More w/ IGN Editor Scott Lowe

Follow the 'Make Your Own Motorhome' Videos

1 'MakeYourOwnMotorhome'

To see the other installments of this videos go to the "Other" Page from the Home Page of my Blog has I follow this work in progress.  Just dreaming....

When American falls in Love in Paris

An American finds love in Paris. Isn't love grand!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Carrying the iPad: Fashion again forced to evolve as technology does -

Carrying the iPad: Fashion again forced to evolve as technology does -
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Solar Power in the Bush

Bushcraft on Fire Winter Camp 2010

Just a quick slide show of the Winter Camp held by David and Tam Wendell. Happy Hiking/ Wildmutt1978... Thank you for posting...

Love the Video and the music is Great.
The ONLY thing missing as far as I could tell was ME!!

Join Pamela Anderson and PETA's Campaign Against "KFCruelty"

Go Vegetarian (link below)
Join Pamela Anderson and FIGHT Kentucky Fried Cruelty

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Facts about Red Heads

Now where are 3 Red Heads? Yeah!

'Every Thought Has A Frequency'

Am I a big vibrator? The answer is 'YES"  This is cool you gotta watch this... I always knew this but nobody ever believes me. Some very special people who have Telekinesis know this well. I headaches now just using 7% of my mind, But what could I do if I used the other 93%. Wow. I could only imagine.

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