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Genesis of a Music.

Genesis of a Music. – book reviews Johnny Reinhard My own compositions are polymicrotonal. I prefer to mix and match tunings in each composition. Another interest of mine is to connect natural phenomena to intervalic treatment. In my string quartet, “Cosmic Rays,” the actual splitting of a photographed cosmic ray is invoked by “splitting” and […]

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Body Decoration – Review

Body Decoration – Review Np A WORLD SURVEY OF BODY ART Karl Groning. 1998; 256 pp. $65. The Vendome Press/St. Martin’s Press. This is seduction by aesthetics. Body Decoration celebrates human expressiveness on the universal canvas of skin and hair. Honoring societal benchmarks over the centuries and across the globe, this book introduces body paints, […]

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SCENARIOS – forecasting world scenarios

SCENARIOS – forecasting world scenarios – Brief Article Pw A HEARTFUL LOOK AT THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE Scenarios are stories of the future, produced from choreographed and improvised group conversations and research. For the last quarter-century, military and corporate decision-makers have employed and refined scenarios as an alternative to single-minded strategic plans, predictions, and forecasts. Those […]

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For Fun and Comfort in the Field – camping equipment – Brief Article

For Fun and Comfort in the Field – camping equipment – Brief Article – Buyers Guide Peter Warshall Thermo-Cool [TM] Headband Hydrokool [TM] Bandanna About $5 to $7 each from Forestry Suppliers The best way to stay cool is to start work before dawn when the world is grayish but expectant, stop at noon, and […]

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Badshah Khan, A Man to Match His Mountains

Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan, A Man to Match His Mountains Nonviolent Soldier of Islam Badshah Khan, A Man to Match His Mountains Eknath Easwaran 1999 (2nd ed.); 274 pp. $13.95 Nilgiri Press PO Box 256, Tomales, CA 94971 Perhaps no time is more apt than now to study the life of Abdul Ghaffar […]

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Flexible pick up gripper

Flexible pick up gripper – Brief Article An incredibly handy tool that seems utterly trivial until you have one, but finds its own uses once you do. It’s a snaky picker-upper, about two feet long, able to pick up things deep in pipes, behind furniture, in holes, cracks, and gaps. I use it all the […]

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Child of the World Michael Olaf’s Essential Montessori for Ages 3-12 – catalog: toys, games, etc

Child of the World Michael Olaf’s Essential Montessori for Ages 3-12 – catalog: toys, games, etc – Brief Article Pw Child of the World Michael Olaf’s Essential Montessori for Ages 3-12 $5 ($6 postpaid) Michael Olaf Company 65 Ericson Court #1 Arcata, CA 95521 888/880-9235, 707/826-1557 www.michaelolaf.net Tired of saturated-primary-colored plastic toys for kids? Everything […]

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BamBucicletas – inventor of a bamboo bicycle

BamBucicletas – inventor of a bamboo bicycle – Brief Article Steen Heinsen BamBucicletas Refshalevej 2 1432 Kbh. K, Denmark +45 26623292, info@bambucicletas.com I am riding a bamboo bicycle through the main street of Christiania [the “free town” within the city of Copenhagen]. Usually it takes quite a bit to make the roughies turn their heads–but […]

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Solar recharger – battery charger

Solar recharger – battery charger – Brief Article Alexander Rose Check out this AA battery solar charger made from recycled solar panels (from garden lights). This smallest and lightest of solar chargers has allowed me to keep a GPS, digital camera, and film camera running all the time while travelling out of the country or […]

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Writing on Water.

Writing on Water. – book review Writing on Water David Rothenberg and Marta Ulvaeus 2001; 288 pp. $24.95 MIT Press/ A Terra Nova Book I’ve been drawn to water all my life. I’ve spent years messing around in little boats, paddling kayaks, rowing rafts, navigating rivers, trying to penetrate the mystery of moving water, following […]