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I wish more people would make personal web pages. I've rarely read anything other than biographies,
and I especially like autobiographical content. My own web page has gotten mighty big, but I have
a hard time abandoning things. I began these pages in 1996. Semi-retirement has generated more
frequent additions, beginning in 2017. Everything's in little boxes. Boxes full of fun, mostly.
Song of the Birds --->
Little Audrey and her air rifle.
This is not the slightest bit
like fiction. I've heard the
wailing of a pheasant who was
grieving at the loss of her mate,
whom Bart had killed for sport
when I was out of sight. All my
dogs have always known that they're
not allowed to take one step
towards wildlife. I've also
witnessed an entire community of
blujays in hysterics over a
helpless chick on the ground.
4 min 27 sec, with audio.
Every argument I've heard defending hunting lacks validity.
Wildlife populations do in fact eventually self-regulate. Our farms will survive.
I'd be happy if there was no fishing as well, both sport and commercial.
It's bad enough that there are carnivores; and bad enough that humans ever
needed to hunt or fish to survive. But sport?
Summiting the Grand Teton
Wyoming, August 2023
I'd harbored a curiosity about the Grand since
partially climbing it in 1980, and that was
the impetus for the climb. It was smooth and
successful and could not possibly have happened
without the detailed route knowledge and
expertise provided by Morgan, of Exum
My story about climbing the Grand Teton.
November 17 2023
Probably just two more hike-climb trips out west with the little truck.
Perhaps modest-sized motorcycle with side-car for Bucky thereafter for better
gas mileage. I expect to keep doing expeditions and climbing in the mountains
for at least another decade.
Other than adventures of that sort, I can't see me traveling. The photos
and videos of the world's places make me feel like I've been everywhere.
And of course people are the same everywhere. The woods and little towns of
Minnesota are all I could want for my get-aways, when I'm not going to the mountains.
Nice to think about being carbon-nil the rest of my life, like a proper old man;
maybe even biking for groceries. I've always preferred a low indoor temperature
in my little house with wool slacks and sweater during the winter months,
and no air-conditioning during the summers. And there's little I need to purchase
the rest of my life. Sounds like a tiny carbon foot-print plan for my old age.
This is simply my preferred lifestyle, including the little house,
considering I'm a hermit. I'm thankful for the big old houses in the city;
I get to restore them.
Jo Ann's two best:
June 11 2023
Time flies. Been one year since I had the
honor of playing host for one month to
Scott Booth, the best folk songwriter/singer
who ever was. Four albums to date.
Played lots of catch with the baseball and
rode bikes. Also had the honor of creating
Scott's official website for his music.
Listen to my favorites at his website:
May 2 2023
Leaving for our third annual spring trip with
our little tow-along rustic cabin.
May 12 2023
Just got back from our spring hike & camp trip.
Enchanting videos and still images.
Click: 2023 Spring Trip
November 18 2023
Restoring Mom's State Fair Doll
July 28 2023 Click for: Tough guy?
June 28 2023 Click for: Coffee Heaven
May 28 2023
Clutter.. or of service to our soul?
April 10 2023
Spring. Thankful for bicycles and hills.
Hill climbing every Sunday morning until August.
April 1 2023
Nothing makes me want to live forever more
than the look of my house's interior when
filled with strong morning sunlight.
Some house pictures are lower down.
March 25 2023
Saturday mornings: Toasted onion bagels and
Roy Rogers movies. I tune in for the songs
and the light-hearted scripts.
March 17 2023
Thankful for the soothing sound of my furnace
and for the sound of Lucky's gentle snoring.
May 31 2020
Lake Calhoun Days
May 4 2020
Home-cooking for dogs and cats. AAFCO standards. I've developed 200+ recipes over the past 22 years.
Case histories of restored vitality and life-extension are included in the document:
Home-cooking for dogs and cats <--- Chicken, beef menus. KD diets.
* The Proof *
Andrew Wiles tackles the 350 year old mystery
of X^n + Y^n <> Z^n in an eight year odyssey,
working in isolation. This is the best story
of personal drama and enchantment I've ever
watched. A lovable cast of characters
(Wiles and his math colleagues).
* The Flight of the Snow Geese - 1972 *
Des and Jen Bartlett care for orphaned
snow goslings from Hudson Bay to Texas.
Emmy for cinematography.
Narration and ballad by Glen Campbell
Current project (December 2022):
I've long yearned to have a kitchen like the one in
the photo above. I have a room in my basement which
has a full-sized east-facing garden-level window;
and I'm going to build a precise replica of this
kitchen in that room, arranged and sized to fit that
room's shape and window placement.
I'm well stocked on plywood, and I already have a retro
oven and retro frig in the basement, to which I'll apply
a white enamel finish. I also have a retro table of the
same size as the one in the photo, whose formica top
I'll change to red with full-gloss polyurethane enamel.
I just finished modeling it in RogCAD
Photos 2019 - 2023 Bart Lucky Bucky Roger house
Photo date: November 26 2023
2023:2022: At Aldo's & Lucila's house
2021: my Schwinn
three cousins (Tricia, Theresa, Robin) and my brother:
House pictures, December 2022
My studio for converting VHS / cassette tape / vinyl records
to digital formats.
Also set up to record live television and radio broadcasts: