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1920s Berlin Buchgemeinschaft Book Discussion June [2014] at SL11B.
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**Berlin: City of Smoke by Jason Lutes**

Zoe Foodiboo: Web, wanna tell us what the book was about?
bibiche Chant: hallo dear
Zoe Foodiboo: Hi Bibi
Zoe Foodiboo: Hi Lauren
Zoe Foodiboo: wb Augusta
webspelunker Ghostraven: Sure!
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Hello Bibi!
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): WB Augusta :))
Lauren Keiyrti: Helo, Zoe 🙂
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): Hello Augusta
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Hallo wieder alle
bibiche Chant: hallo!!
webspelunker Ghostraven: Today, we’re doing Book II of Berlin: City of smoke
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): /me nods
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): Will this be in voice or text?
webspelunker Ghostraven: A graphic novel set in Berlin after the blutmai riots…
Zoe Foodiboo: text
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): Thank you
webspelunker Ghostraven: Has everyone either read or know of the book?
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): in 1929
Zoe Foodiboo: I reread it this morning.
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i read it
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yes
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): yes
webspelunker Ghostraven: Excellent!
Panny (Panny Bakerly): I read it a while ago.
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): I’ve heard about it, but haven’t had the possibilty to read it yet
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): i have read the first book just started the second;)
Zoe Foodiboo: Perfect timing – it covered the year after Blutmai
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): /me nods
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): I have them both on order but they haven’t arrived yet.
webspelunker Ghostraven: I found the stark B&W pictures and the light use of text very powerful..
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): yes i agree web
webspelunker Ghostraven: You’ll enjoy them Maddie!
Zoe Foodiboo: ((we can have another discussion in a few weeks once you’ve read them Emily & Maddie))
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I agree Web
webspelunker Ghostraven: We can!
Zoe Foodiboo: You really see what life was like for real people in Berlin.
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): ((okies ty Zoe))
Patrice Cournoyer: hello all!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I felt it was slower paced than the first
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): Thank you
Zoe Foodiboo: So many people struggling. No food at all.
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): Guten Abend!
webspelunker Ghostraven: I find with graphic novels I spend more time with the scene than the story…
Zoe Foodiboo: Hi Patty
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): I never thought I would enjoy a graphic novel to be honest
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): yes it would have been a huge inspiration to me when building berlin if I had read it before I build the sim 🙂
Panny (Panny Bakerly): This is the first graphic novel for me.
webspelunker Ghostraven: I do regret Book III has not been written yet…
Zoe Foodiboo: I could see our Berlin sim in the pictures of the book though. Both reflect the time quite accurately, yeah?
webspelunker Ghostraven: I was reminded of 1920’s Berlin as I read it…
Patrice Cournoyer: I am hoping for Book III but I think its taking him a long time
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): the book made me feel really stupid because I kept thinking; "Oh yes I experienced that as well" because ive seen it in sl
webspelunker Ghostraven: Maybe Lutes visited first!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yes they did Zoe
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): so there will be a book 3?
webspelunker Ghostraven: No one knows.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): I hope so
Zoe Foodiboo: I would be surprised if he hadn’t.
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): /me nods
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): ha i did see some people in the book who reminded me of SL’ers
webspelunker Ghostraven: I’ve checked the author’s website, he’s doing other projects.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): it could be City of Steel
Zoe Foodiboo: Marthe, the woman from the wealthy family kinda reminded me of Augusta
webspelunker Ghostraven: Well, SL is a form of a graphic novel…
webspelunker Ghostraven: Oh,?
bibiche Chant: me/waves to patrice
Patrice Cournoyer: hiya Bibi
webspelunker Ghostraven: Augusta what do you have to say for yourself?
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): /me smiles
bibiche Chant: /me waves to patrice
Panny (Panny Bakerly): Augusta is a bit more fancier than Marthe
Zoe Foodiboo: Someone from a wealthy family who moved to Berlin and is discovering all the city has to offer.
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): /me smiles to the lady next to her
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): looks at Augusta in a whole new way
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): That would be Augusta….
webspelunker Ghostraven: Does anyone else see themselves in the book?
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): It was quite interesting. Book I is focused on lower class life. II is showing more upper class life in Berlin.
Zoe Foodiboo: Well, not the s-e-x part….just the experience of being in a metropolis and having a shift in perspective.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): ohyes, of course!
Zoe Foodiboo: /me grins
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I thought it had two distinct classes
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): (( I didn’t get that far this time! ))
Patrice Cournoyer: I like the woman who ends up with the Jazz man
webspelunker Ghostraven: I thought so too, Sara.
Zoe Foodiboo: Two distinct classes?
Zoe Foodiboo: Not more?
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): ohh i have some reading to catch up on!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): there were the workers….downtrodden …hungry
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Oh is he like Herr Boberg?
Zoe Foodiboo: /me nods
Panny (Panny Bakerly): The one that left in the end, Patrice?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): and the socialites
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): clubbing…petting parties
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): drugs
webspelunker Ghostraven: The artist caught that very well I thought..
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): S-E-X
Zoe Foodiboo: petting parties!
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): (( i’m ordering both stones and smoke now, i have to read them 🙂 ))
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): hehe zoe
Zoe Foodiboo: /me leans and covers the little girl’s ears
webspelunker Ghostraven: The petty acts of cruelty…
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I heard Frau Jo was hosting one of those next month
webspelunker Ghostraven: The police with the small boy…
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): (( you will enjoy them! ))
Zoe Foodiboo: lol
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): oi
Panny (Panny Bakerly): /me giggles
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): but it could be rumor
Zoe Foodiboo: watch out, you’re within slapping range
Panny (Panny Bakerly): Maybe it’s her twin
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yikes…I forgot !
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): when I organise a petting party, I mean the kind of petting that gets you ended up in the hospital with a black eye
Zoe Foodiboo: It was heartbreaking, what happened to Gundrun’s daughter
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): laughs
Zoe Foodiboo: what was her name again?
Zoe Foodiboo: Sylvia?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): it was
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Sylvia
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): gosh im still getting over what happened to gundrun:(
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): but I kind of thought it would be that way all along
Zoe Foodiboo: you could see what an orphan’s life is truly like
webspelunker Ghostraven: Did anyone feel the inevitability of the story?
webspelunker Ghostraven: Especially with the centennial of the start of WWI this week?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): why yes Web…I did 🙂
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Today actually…
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Yes
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): yep me to web;)
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): but I was surprised at how Marthe fell for Anna
webspelunker Ghostraven: Even though I know how it ends…
Zoe Foodiboo: Yes, you could really see the impact of the Great War
webspelunker Ghostraven: I kept saying "Get out, get out!"
webspelunker Ghostraven: Why Sara?
webspelunker Ghostraven: Given the times and the turmoil?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): because there was no interest until the party
Zoe Foodiboo: And I could understand why that older couple decided to vote for the National Socialists
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): and I had hoped that Marthe had more to go on than great sex
Zoe Foodiboo: Sara!
Zoe Foodiboo: s-e-x!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): reaching back towards the familiar, Zoe?
Patrice Cournoyer: did you read the first book Sara?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): ooops!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): S-E-X
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yes Patrice
Panny (Panny Bakerly): /me giggles
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): Marthe had a relationship yes
Zoe Foodiboo: Yes, Augusta. Longing for stability, order.
Zoe Foodiboo: Familiarity.
Patrice Cournoyer: I thought the attraction was there then
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): did oyu?
webspelunker Ghostraven: Did the characters seem real?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I didn’t see it…but maybe
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i dont just pretend to be old fashioned and a prude, I am one, so I also understood how the more conservative people were very uncomfortable with the wild side of the weimar republic
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yes the characters all felt real to me
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): and isn’t that what makes a good book?..when you feel the characters?
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): it is
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): when you feel you are part of the story
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): /me nods
webspelunker Ghostraven: Yes, Frau Jo, I too see that but looking back from today, I see how that was a mistake, a big one!
Zoe Foodiboo: I’m not old fashioned but the gap between the socialites and the rest of characters was appalling.
webspelunker Ghostraven: But that’s reality..
webspelunker Ghostraven: That’s why we have the KPD!
webspelunker Ghostraven: And Marx!
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): yeah its kind of discusting to see the ddecadence and fun while people starve
Zoe Foodiboo: they were a bunch of thugs
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yes
Zoe Foodiboo: and disorganized
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): and I think that was the larger story
webspelunker Ghostraven: Sara’s right…
Panny (Panny Bakerly): I thought it was kind of neat that the band members got theirs.
Panny (Panny Bakerly): A little justice
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): how things liek that set Germany up for it’s politics
webspelunker Ghostraven: Uncle Joe and the Comintern had a lot to answer for.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): neither extreme worked
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): (Perhaps worth pointing out that we’re heading in the wrong direction these days, with the wealth gap between the top and the bottom the largest it’s been since, I believe, the late 1920s.)
webspelunker Ghostraven: Agreed.
Zoe Foodiboo: /me nods
webspelunker Ghostraven: Bingo Eloise!
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): and we never learn from history or from our previous mistakes
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): that is what makes us humans
webspelunker Ghostraven: The victims learn!
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): the problem is always that people are frustrated, unhappy and sometimes a party offers them a easy fix that ALWAYS turns out to be the opposite of easy
Panny (Panny Bakerly): we repeat history
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): the problem is that people think history is irrelevant to their lives
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): that is why you should never vote for a party that just protests
Zoe Foodiboo: never an easy fix
webspelunker Ghostraven: AvN’s right (as usual)
Zoe Foodiboo: Yes, Augusta
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): unless I one day start a party, then you should vote for my easy fix
Zoe Foodiboo: I think social media in some ways makes people think even less about history, etc.
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Yes, that’s true, Jo.
Panny (Panny Bakerly): Yes Zoe
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): people share pictures an stories without even checking if they are true
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): they do
Panny (Panny Bakerly): They don’t know how to check, Jo.
webspelunker Ghostraven: Do they even care!
Zoe Foodiboo: Everyone is so focused on themselves, it breaks down community. Not in our case, of course.
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): in the UK some far right party posts pictures of sad puppies who have been abandoned and everyone shares them not realising they are spreading the right wing politics as well
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): and everyone is outraged over false stories while the big true ones pass by unseen
Zoe Foodiboo: /me true
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): I agree, Zoe, and to think even less about what the advertisers see as having little or no value–that is, those without money to spend.
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): agreed…so it was easy for me to see how the rhetoric in the book took shape
Zoe Foodiboo: yes, Sara
webspelunker Ghostraven: The attention span is shortening…
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): and also…..the characters were recognizable…..but harder for me to keep names to
webspelunker Ghostraven: whispers: The masses want instant gratification!
Panny (Panny Bakerly): There isn’t any, Web
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Yes, actually, me, too, Sara 🙂
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): is online.
Panny (Panny Bakerly): People are too busy playing with their mobile devices
webspelunker Ghostraven: Are they Everyman?
Zoe Foodiboo: The characters in the book made me want to create an alt….there were so many different storylines in the book.
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): people today are more educated but also more individualistic and less idealistic
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): yes the people are so interesting
Zoe Foodiboo: That’s very true, Frau Jo.
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): (Very well put, Frau Jo.)
Panny (Panny Bakerly): I don’t know if I completely agree with that, Jo
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): well people want what tehy want…and want it now
webspelunker Ghostraven: Yes, Jo, ideals are dead for this time.
Zoe Foodiboo: like all the homeless, and struggling workers….I’d like to see more of those types in our Berlin.
webspelunker Ghostraven: Instant gratification, Sara!
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): nothing personal but I like those kinds of people more than the pretty ladies and dashing gentlemen we mostly see in SL
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Yes, agree, Zoe.
webspelunker Ghostraven: Hey, what about me?
Zoe Foodiboo: you’re too pretty Web
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Those books showed me what I wanted to know.
Zoe Foodiboo: 😛
webspelunker Ghostraven: I’m homeless and unemployed!
Zoe Foodiboo: You don’t look homeless
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): you are the fairest of all Web lol
Zoe Foodiboo: and you’re not unemployed, you work at the library!
Zoe Foodiboo: Hi Sasa!
webspelunker Ghostraven: I always work at my appearance!
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): :))
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I am the one with no job
webspelunker Ghostraven: Marx had to pawn his clothes!
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): Hello folks
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): hallo Sasa !
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): hallo noch wieder
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Hello Sasa
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): Hi Sasa
Zoe Foodiboo: Never mind the fact that I pay you in schnapps
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): Guten Abend!
bibiche Chant: i haven’t any job me too
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): Hallo, Sasa. 🙂
webspelunker Ghostraven: But, I’m a revolutionary!
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): /me gasps!
Zoe Foodiboo: you’re something all right
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): perhaps we start an employment agency Bibi
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): is it a KPD meeting?
webspelunker Ghostraven: (And I do it well enough that I drive Jo crazy!)
Zoe Foodiboo: bookclub, doll.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): no, it is not Sasa
Zoe Foodiboo: have a drink on the library
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): doesn’t sound like that
webspelunker Ghostraven: Back to the book!
webspelunker Ghostraven: whispers: I live in the library!
Zoe Foodiboo: Yes Web? You have a question?
webspelunker Ghostraven: 😉
webspelunker Ghostraven: Was anyone surprised by the book?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): no…..but perhaps it’s because I do know the history of the time?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): if I had read it not knowing it might have been shocking
Zoe Foodiboo: I think the drawings made the poverty seem more vivid to me
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): I’m still surprised that I enjoyed these as graphic novels
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Yes, me, too, Zoe.
webspelunker Ghostraven: I agree with Zoe…
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): yes that was the same for me Zoe
webspelunker Ghostraven: Sara, that’s why we’re all here!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): agreed
Zoe Foodiboo: I was surprised at how much the drawings look like our sim.
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i grew up with graphic novels and comic, so I didnt mind
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): me too, Zoe
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): but yes, it all felt very familiar
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): maybe the artist is an alt
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I wanted to direct where Silvia would run too
Zoe Foodiboo: that’s what I think Sasa
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): if the writer had said he has been to our sim, i would not be surprised
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): go left !
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): So you think the author really told a true story in both books?
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): am I in them? 😉
Zoe Foodiboo: Poor Silvia….I hope she finds her way to a better life. But probably not, huh?
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Hahaha, we talked about it in the previous book club, Joe.
Zoe Foodiboo: There are prossies!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I don’t know if it was a "true" story…but historically accurate, yes
Zoe Foodiboo: And a Pola!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): Pola !
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yes !
Zoe Foodiboo: and an American jazz band. We should get a jazz band.
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I was cheering for her!
webspelunker Ghostraven: i think it was authentic…
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): Good, then i need to get hold of it
Patrice Cournoyer: I am sorry I must leave you
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): bye Patrice
Zoe Foodiboo: there’s lots of nudity, sasa
webspelunker Ghostraven: Thanks for coming!
Zoe Foodiboo: and s-e-x
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): bye Patrice 🙂
Patrice Cournoyer: thanks for the book club Zoe.. I got a couple of snaps
bibiche Chant: bye
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): bye patrrice
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): I think we work on authenticity here, and the author did as well
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): even better
Zoe Foodiboo: bye Patty!
Patrice Cournoyer: ((for FB))
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): Bye Ms Patrice
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i am thinking about getting a negro jazz band
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): hallo Nemo
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): tschau Patrice!
Zoe Foodiboo: Hallo Nemo!
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): Take care, Patrice. 🙂
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): Guten Abend!
Zoe Foodiboo: I think that would be great Frau Jo
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): Auf wiedersehen!
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Gute Nacht Patrice
Nemo Nimbus: Goedenavond
webspelunker Ghostraven: I found the nudity and s-e-x tame.
Nemo Nimbus: Gute Nacht
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): why are you spelling it out?
webspelunker Ghostraven: whispers: Zoe has us doing it!
Zoe Foodiboo: /me points to the kid
Nemo Nimbus: Still a g rated sim
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): /me giggles
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): /me shrugs her shoulders
Nemo Nimbus: Take care
webspelunker Ghostraven: Be well!
Zoe Foodiboo: Bye Nemo
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): *waves*
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): Bye, Nemo. 🙂
Penny (Penny Luckstone): /me smiles back to the lady pointing at her
webspelunker Ghostraven: What was the most important part of this story to you as readers?
Zoe Foodiboo: /me smiles and pats Penny’s head
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): that kid is so small, it doesn’t understand what we talk about anyway
Zoe Foodiboo: she
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): They understand Sasa
Zoe Foodiboo: /me grins at Sasa
Penny (Penny Luckstone): "it?"…… gnarls her new teeth
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): /me laughs
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): the darkness of the tiem was already seeping into the happier ones
webspelunker Ghostraven: Cool it everyone…
webspelunker Ghostraven: Stay on topic!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): into the socialites
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): one day you’ll understand children, sasa
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): there is always this dark cloud over the story, because we know whats coming
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): no one was escaping it
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): nods
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): For me, the entire feeling of the time was bit more important than the story itself.
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yes…but I found it interesting how it was slowly creeping in
webspelunker Ghostraven: The author does capture the feeling..
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yes Gustav !
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): that’s it !
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i think people then may have felt it too even without knowing what would come
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I felt bad for the orphan
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i know I feel it in our sim sometimes
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): is that because we are so fascinated about the era?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): the socialite too
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): makes me even angrier at the nazis, not just what they did, but also what they ended when they came to power
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): it was something that one person could not overcome
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): because…I think in the story…you could feel how they knew it was all coming down
Zoe Foodiboo: That was an interesting relationship, the orphan and the Jewish homeless guy – forgot his name too.
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Everyone is living their lives in the book. But we know where and how they’ll end up with. That’s really hard for me to see….
Panny (Panny Bakerly): I’ve got to go. Toodles.
webspelunker Ghostraven: How many have these feelings when inworld at Berlin?
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Tschau Panny
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): (Bye, Panny.) 🙂
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): bye Panny
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): bye panny
webspelunker Ghostraven: TC Panny!
Zoe Foodiboo: what feelings?
Zoe Foodiboo: in our Berlin?
webspelunker Ghostraven: Yes!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): darkness and foreboding?
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): I feel that.
webspelunker Ghostraven: Do you feel history looking over your shoulder?
webspelunker Ghostraven: Double yes!
Zoe Foodiboo: I guess this book made me think about how we can balance our partying with darker stuff
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Yes.
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): It’s inevitable for me to feel that.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): I feel directed by history when I’m in the sim
webspelunker Ghostraven: We don’t do much dark here do we Jo?
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): i feel it in RL and SL
Zoe Foodiboo: I mean, I love our partying obviously…..but it made me wonder how we can rp other stuff
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): its up to the people
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i have added more and more dark stories to the newspapers when i have the time
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Hahaha, Herr Boberg, yes, actually both in RL and SL.
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): im also going to add a permanent crime scene
Zoe Foodiboo: I like that Bruno lost his fortune
Zoe Foodiboo: that feels real
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): you do??
webspelunker Ghostraven: We have wounded vets lying in the streets?
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): you evil person!
Zoe Foodiboo: I mean, I’m not happy about it!
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): yes such a crybaby
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I do too lol
Zoe Foodiboo: oh you know what I mean, you nuts.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): /me giggles
Zoe Foodiboo: It’s a good rp storyline is all
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): it is
Zoe Foodiboo: /me shakes her head
webspelunker Ghostraven: There are street walkers…
Zoe Foodiboo: I’d like to see more of that kind of thing.
webspelunker Ghostraven: Fallen nobility…
webspelunker Ghostraven: Yes!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): I haven’t fallen anywhere.
Zoe Foodiboo: petty crime
webspelunker Ghostraven: The dark side!
Zoe Foodiboo: fighting
webspelunker Ghostraven: Sensitive, aren’t we?
Zoe Foodiboo: loss of work, loss of income
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): also when i rebuild the brothel I will make it look a little darker and that whole area
bibiche Chant: goodnight all! it was very interesting
webspelunker Ghostraven: whispers: organized crime!
Zoe Foodiboo: bye bibi!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): night Bibi
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Tschau Bibi!
webspelunker Ghostraven: TY for coming!
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): Night, bibi. 🙂
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Goodnight, Bibi!
bibiche Chant: see you!
Zoe Foodiboo: See, I think with organized crime, people tend to want to be glamourous about it.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): The organized crime got out of control
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): the criminals we have are very keen, but not organized
Zoe Foodiboo: watching too many mob movies or something
webspelunker Ghostraven: There’s a very important business aspect to it!
webspelunker Ghostraven: Al Capone’s a good businessman!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): we’re Berlin, not Chicago
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): yes, it was an interesting experiment, but it didn’t really fit Berlin
Zoe Foodiboo: Yes! That’s what I mean, Augusta 🙂
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i want the criminals we saw in ‘M’
Zoe Foodiboo: /me nods
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): the beggars, thieves, thugs
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): child murderers?
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): yes
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): we need Mo Galewarden back
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): dirty, evil, but cool
webspelunker Ghostraven: But what about Mr. Big?
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Mr. Big?
Zoe Foodiboo: well, proper villians. Not models in suits.
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Ah, yes, sorry.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): but we want to get more kids to Berlin — that will scare them off
webspelunker Ghostraven: The criminal element organizes to fight back!
Zoe Foodiboo: Like Mo. Or Happy. Or Kungler.
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): /me decides after all this scary talk to build a higher gate around her house!
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): ive tried to get crime started in berlin several times but somehow it never quite worked
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): not really Augusta
webspelunker Ghostraven: Let’s talk Jo…
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): its a bit the same with the kids
Zoe Foodiboo: Crime will scare off the kids?
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): they show up but then we need to keep them coming back
webspelunker Ghostraven: whispers: Being a failed revolutionary is getting tiring!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): ther eis no way to break a window in Berlin
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): if you kill children?
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): I am going to work on ‘stealable’ stuff btw
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): ther eis no one to rob when I’m there
Zoe Foodiboo: oh! no, I don’t want to start murdering children.
webspelunker Ghostraven: Break windows?
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Oh I had my window on Bruderstrasse broken once
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): but we need anothter kind of crime
webspelunker Ghostraven: I’m talking rackets, extortion, kidnapping…
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): (I’d be happy to help with any roleplay, Frau Jo, I’d even–gasps!–create an alt for crime, if it would be helpful.) 🙂
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): how about muggings?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): yes !
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): Stealing food is good….. I’m always hungry.
Zoe Foodiboo: muggings would be great! I was mugged once.
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): exactly Jo
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): might be a nice way to make a few lindens
Zoe Foodiboo: by Kungler.
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): how do you mug without windows?
Zoe Foodiboo: walking on the street
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): I know a girl who tried to steal a chicken in Berlin
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): sorry without WEAPONS
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): or just street fights
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): not windows
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): but couldn’t get it out of the window
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): you can use a knife
Zoe Foodiboo: actually, I was sitting in the park with Myf and Kungler held us up
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): or a truncheon!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): brute force Herr Boberg
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): I got the same club the police has
webspelunker Ghostraven: You folks have no idea what crime is all about!
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): i don’t look fierce enough for that
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): no, you are far too nice
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): buy a scar 😉
webspelunker Ghostraven: Groan…
Zoe Foodiboo: Lots of crimes motivated by hunger, Web.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): that’s why we need Mo back
Zoe Foodiboo: Mo!
webspelunker Ghostraven: Yes, but I’m talking at another level!
Zoe Foodiboo: what level?
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): he is more horny than hungry
Zoe Foodiboo: lol
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): there is also a gambling den in berlin
Zoe Foodiboo: true
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): in the nussbaum backroom
Zoe Foodiboo: but that’s part of his schtick
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): sorrry i mean h-o-r-n-y
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): we could gather there do some…. betting 😉
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): laughs
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Yes, I saw that.
Zoe Foodiboo: /me laughs
webspelunker Ghostraven: I mean multinational, millions of dollars!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): he did go crazy with that gun and the absinthe the one time
Zoe Foodiboo: Sasa, you’re the best.
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): i know
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): (LOL) 🙂
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): but thanks for noticing
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): /me giggles
Zoe Foodiboo: No, I’d leave that to Chicago, Web.
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): so modest
webspelunker Ghostraven: Book,people, book people!
Zoe Foodiboo: huh?
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): hehe web
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): we ARE talking about the book!
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i think people think too big when they want to reenact crime
Zoe Foodiboo: oh, the book
webspelunker Ghostraven: What we’re here for Zoe!
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): we dont need shootouts and bank robberies
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): throws her book at Web
webspelunker Ghostraven: What?
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): but mugging, pick pockets, beggars, people fighting in the streets
Zoe Foodiboo: I want crimes like in the book. You’re so hungry you mug someone or steal from Morgy or something.
webspelunker Ghostraven: /me ducks
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): pfffffft
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): you want more Elvinas?
webspelunker Ghostraven: That’s no way to treat a book!
webspelunker Ghostraven: Zoe, fine her!
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Yes, we want more Elvinas 🙂
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): she was here last night!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): no, watching out for Elvina is more than enough work for me
Zoe Foodiboo: people who wouldn’t ordinarily steal but because of the times and they’re so hungry, they’re driven to commit crimes. petty ones.
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): exactly Zoe
webspelunker Ghostraven: That’s not crime according to Marx..
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): /me nods
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): she chated with me and mo for abit and tried to steal some liqquor
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): and the book ( see Web) does bring that out
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): who asked Marx?!
Zoe Foodiboo: I don’t think we need glamourous mob stuff
Zoe Foodiboo: that’s for Chicago
webspelunker Ghostraven: merely redistribution of stolen goods!
Zoe Foodiboo: those meanies
webspelunker Ghostraven: Hey, watch what you say about those guys!
Zoe Foodiboo: Marx? Oh I thought she said Max.
webspelunker Ghostraven: They defined a generation!
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): also more "normal" people with more or less hidden problems in life
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Yeah, tell me about it. Cicero will never be the same.
webspelunker Ghostraven: I said Marx as in Karl Marx!
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): i like that most of berlin is already more about normal day to day stuff
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): (Why isn’t that crime to Marx? One poor person impinging upon the liberties of another impoverished person would be a crime, wouldn’t it?)
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): those are the ones that make those small crimes because they feel that they have to
Zoe Foodiboo: bah, our Max is much more interesting.
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Hmmmm, hidden problems?
webspelunker Ghostraven: Thank heavens for AvN!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Oh no
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Ah I see.
webspelunker Ghostraven: 10 minute warning!
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): or maybe "issues" is a more suitable word than "problems"
Zoe Foodiboo: Speaking of Max, it’s almost time for El D. Any last thoughts before we go get drunk and stare at boobies?
webspelunker Ghostraven: Who’d like to speak who hasn’t yet?
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): hehe Zoe
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): /me nods to Herr Boberg
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): oh eldo
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): forgot about that!
Zoe Foodiboo: er, b-o-o-b-i-e-s
Sasa Steigerwald (SasaSteigerwald Resident): i must be getting ill
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Zoe! Spell that!
Emily Theriac (THX1138 Theriac): i have to go for abit bye every one:)
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): folks, I have to go, shout pervert at sonatta before the eldo opens
webspelunker Ghostraven: by Emily!
Frau Jo Yardley (Jo Yardley): thanks for organising this!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): bye Emily
Zoe Foodiboo: Thanks for coming everyone!
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): Bye, Sasa and everyone departing, I should run, too, but only to see everyone very shortly!
webspelunker Ghostraven: Thanks all!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): ye sI have to go too
Zoe Foodiboo: Well, I’m glad I made it. This was fun.
webspelunker Ghostraven: It was!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): I enjoy these discussions!
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): This rocks, Zoe, thank you. 🙂
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Yes, this was.
webspelunker Ghostraven: A good crowd!
Penny (Penny Luckstone): Herr Web, now you show Penny da piktures?
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Thank you very much.
Eloise (EloiseSchiltzen Resident): /me smiles and waves to everyone!
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): thank you all so much
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): it was great to talk with you
Zoe Foodiboo: Penny, you have given us a good idea.
webspelunker Ghostraven: Scram kid, yer bothering me!
Zoe Foodiboo: Maybe we should have a storytime for the kids at the library. Augusta used to do something similar at school.
Zoe Foodiboo: Web!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Web, be nice to the little sones!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): *ones
webspelunker Ghostraven: What?
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): picks her book up and throws it twice as hard at Web
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): it’s a kid !
Zoe Foodiboo: /me throws peanuts at Web
Penny (Penny Luckstone): /me hides by da nice lady here
webspelunker Ghostraven: I don’t do them well!
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Gosh, I mixed up with Penny and Panny
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): some age difference
Zoe Foodiboo: /me grins at Gustav
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): I will start the story again when school starts in the fall
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): see you all later
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): This was really great! Thank you.
Saraphen Calliope (Saraphen Resident): waves
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Max und Moritz — if we can get new kids
Zoe Foodiboo: I hope to see you two in Berlin, Maddie and Penny
webspelunker Ghostraven: any last words!
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): Is there a list of the books you’ve already read?
Zoe Foodiboo: We have school on Sundays at noon SLT
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): Yes, very nice to meet you!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): well, it will start again in the fall
Zoe Foodiboo: On Goodreads, Maddie.
Zoe Foodiboo: Let me get you a link
Maddie (MaddieGraceGearz Resident): Thank you
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): we’ve read some great books!
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): I think we should do Artificial Silk Girl again
Zoe Foodiboo: We sure have!
Zoe Foodiboo: Let me get you a link to Augusta’s blogpost about the bookclub.
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): /me smiles
Gustav von Rosenheim (gustav2005 Resident): Well, I’m going to Eldo. See you around there. Thanks for organizing the book club. It was really fun 🙂
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): /me hands Penny an animal cracker
Bror Jacob Boberg (bejiblueman Resident): thank you friends, this was very interesting, and i look forward to read the books
Penny (Penny Luckstone): Tank you Ma’am.
Zoe Foodiboo: www.goodreads.com/group/show/66935-1920s-berlin-buchgemei…
Augusta Carolina Maria v.Nassau (gardengirl Resident): you are welcome, Liebchen!

How to start a business even if you do not have any money. This works even better if it is an online business (which you will see how to start in this video)
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Online business is the only business where the seller and buyer do not meet each other, but both get profit by taking each other services. Now-a-days technology is increasing rapidly day by day at the same time the importance of TIME too.

Most of the people are interested in online shopping and online transactions instead going to the market physically. There is no single product in this world that you can’t purchase online.

We should take advantage of this service by which we can save our valuable time and spend that time to earn income or with family. Doing business through online is profitable when compared with the offline business if the person could design his own strategy wisely by catching the trends in the market.

How to start online business?

In order to do an online business we need our own website, some skills by which we can earn money, better planning and tactics to win with your competitors. At the time to start online business you must assemble all the tangible or intangible assets with you so that it doesn’t create any problem afterwards. So be ready with all the materials.

Different types of online business

When you are ready to start online business you should have good awareness about the different types of online businesses present in the web and what are the standards, morals and attributes of the particular business you need to follow.

Here are some of the online businesses:

1) If you are very creative in nature and have good ideas, views and knowledge about the human pulse then you can start doing logos designing or website designing business i.e., creating and selling the logos/ websites for industries and companies.

2) If you have enough knowledge about the geography and biography of historical places then you can start conducting tours through online ticketing by doing this you can attract good number of customers around the world.

3) If you are in good in software development then start an app store which consists of different kind of applications for mobiles, tablets and pc’s .Now a days the usage of mobiles and tablets is very high so it would be more profitable.

4) If you are good in vocabulary, writing and having enough knowledge about the things happening around and capable of expressing your ideas about it, then can join article writing or blogging.

So you can check how many options you have to start internet business of your own. It is very surprising to note that even people without a rupee of investment can earn millions by having the intellectual skills and passion. So what are you waiting for just start your internet business and earn money.

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Between roughly 86th Street and 90th Street, the inner-loop roadway runs parallel to one side of the Central Park reservoir; and just to the east of the roadway is a bridle path, where you’ll occasionally encounter New Yorkers determined to ride their horses … so, when walking along the bridle path, looking east (with Fifth Avenue and the Upper East Side in the background), you frequently see scenes like this one, as joggers go hurtling past…

Note: this photo was published in a Nov 24, 2008 blog titled "The Secret to Long-Term Weight Loss." It was also published in a Dec 2, 2009 blog titled "Partecipa alla prima geekrun." It was also published in a Nov 28, 2010 Weight Loss Helps blog titled "Q&A: READ: This is the new fashion statement!?"

The photo was also published in a Jan 7, 2011 blog titled "Best Weight Loss Secrets – Lose Weight Happily by Eating Delicious Foods." And it was published in a Jan 19, 2011 blog titled "Exciting Online Weight-Loss Help." It was also published in a Feb 4, 2011 Child Lose Weight blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it published in a Mar 22, 2011 blog titled "Couch to 5K in Miami." And it was published in a May 8, 2011 blog titled "PEDOMETER FASHION TIPS," as well as an Aug 12, 2011 blog titled "Die Playlist für Ihr perfektes Laufvergnügen." It was also published in a Sep 7, 2011 blog titled "Running and jogging in Vancouver," even though it obviously has nothing to do with Vancouver. And it was published in a Sep 22, 2011 blog titled "Write Now: Writing and Running," and a Sep 23, 2011 blog titled "Running Programs for Any Level." It was also published in a Sep 30, 2011 blog titled "Want To Improve Your Productivity? Workout at Work." And it was published in a Nov 7, 2011 blog titled "Mexican Meals, Finest Picks," as well as a Nov 6, 2011 "777 Sports – Sport Life, Healthy Eating and More" blog titled "Jogging."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Feb 7,2012 blog titled "How can I quit, keep raw meals diet regime to lose weight?" And it was published in a Mar 3, 2012 blog titled "Conseil pour les indolence," as well as a Mar 7, 2012 blog titled "L1: Exchanging Privacy for Other Perks: Quantified Selfers Get It [Infographic]." It was also published in a May 7, 2012 blog titled "Start Jogging To Lose Weight; Keep It Up To Live Longer." And it was published in a Jun 3, 2012 blog titled "How to Run to Lose Weight Effectively." It was also published in a Jun 6, 2012 Polish blog titled "Średnie prędkości." I have absolutely no idea what any of it means. And it was published in a Jul 23, 2012 bog titled "Keeping Fit Without Becoming Broke." It was also published in an undated (early Aug 2012) National Kidney Foundation blog titled "PREVENTING POST-TRANSPLANT WEIGHT GAIN: KICK-START HEALTHY HABITS THIS SUMMER." It was also published in an Oct 4, 2012 blog titled "Weight Loss Myths Busted Again by Our Bakery Nutrition Expert." And it was published in a Dec 6, 2012 blog titled 5年後も今と同じ体型でいたいなら、はじめよう「iPhoneダイエット at d-dot-hatena-dot-ne-dot-jp/spring_mao/20121206/1354794477

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Jan 14, 2013 issue of "The Frugal Mom blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published in a Jan 15, 2013 blog titled "限界分析の原理 「ちょうど」の考え方その1." It was also published in a Jan 24, 2013 blog titled "Being Skinny is Not a Christian Virtue." And it was published in a Feb 21, 2013 blog titled "Is there a good replacement for Cable Crossovers?" It was also published in an Aug 15, 2013 blog titled "Is Your Diet Healthy? 7 Key Questions to Ask."

Moving into 2014, the photo was published in a Feb 20, 2014 blog titled "Too busy to work out? 6 ways to get your exercise in when life gets crazy." And it was published in a Mar 27, 2014 blog titled "How to Return to Running After an Injury." It was also published in an Apr 8, 2014 blog titled "Why Training on the Surface You Are Going to Race on Matters." It was also published in an Aug 11, 2014 blog titled "Think Dropbox Isn’t Serious About the Enterprise? Think Again."

Moving into 2015, the photo was published in a Jan 19, 2015 blog titled "How Your Diet Can Improve (or Ruin) Your Energy: Here’s How to Improve Yours." And it was published in a Jan 27, 2015 blog titled "The Best Time Of Day To Work Out To Lose Weight." It was also published in a Feb 9, 2015 Scientific American blog titled "Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: America’s Greatest Health Risk of 2015?"


These pictures were taken during a 3-hour Labor Day stroll through Central Park — starting on the west side of the park at 96th Street, and walking around the south end, and back up the east side to 72nd Street.

It was a warm, sunny day, and there were people everywhere — bicycling, skating, walking, picnicking, sunbathing, frisbee-throwing … and even getting married. It appears that everyone was enjoying themselves, on this final day of the summer season in New York City…

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You see, starting an online business needs mostly mental power, a strong will, to start and to run online business systems. If you have this will, you will do it, if not, you will concentrate in creating explanations.

1. To Reach Success With Online Business Opportunity Is Basically Extremely Simple.

The question is about the motivation. What drives you to start an online business opportunity? Is it a curiosity, need of more income or even the will to create a new profession for yourself. You must have a strong why, why you will do it?

After you have found out this motivator for online home business opportunity, you will find out, how to execute it. Actually the Internet is full of excellent advices.

2. You Have To Believe That To Start And To Run An Online Business Opportunity Is Possible.

A strong belief transfers mountains and online business opportunities. The energy comes from a strong self-esteem or self-confidence. You just have to trust on yourself and to follow your dream come true.

To say it another way round, if you do not believe on your online business opportunity, you will never make it, because your thoughts will do, what you believe is good for you.

So when you think, what are the steps in creating an online business, these steps are all inside you, in your attitude and thoughts.

For many people a great motivator in starting an online business is the evidence that so many have done that and succeeded. Are you worse than all these people?

Do you want to be worse? So one tactics is to follow the same route with online business systems, than these people have done.

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I tried to frame their whole bodies but I was too slow and clumsy so this is what I got (after a bit of cropping). I think it’s a happy accident.

This brings to mind three things:

1. "One day…little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today." (M.L. King, and don’t think I’m not aware of the banality of quoting something so significant in this context; I’m just reporting my thoughts here.)

2. "Hand in hand. No don’t ask me to apologize, I won’t ask you to forgive me. If I’m gonna go down, you’re gonna come with me." (Elvis Costello)

3. This article by Stephanie Rosenbloom called "A Show of Hands" from the NYT of 10/5/06, which you can no longer read online without subscribing:

ON a brisk autumn afternoon, in the shadow of the marble arch in Washington Square Park, a couple visiting from Ohio walked along holding hands like two teenagers going steady, decades after ”going steady” went out of vogue.

When a stranger asked why they had chosen to join hands during their stroll, the man, Dave Findlay, looked at his wife of seven years and answered in a word: ”Connection.”

Or as the Beatles sang back in 1963: ”When I’ll feel that something, I want to hold your hand.”

Those simple lyrics turned an expression of teenage longing and first romantic steps into a No. 1 hit. Yet today, when Justin Timberlake is at the top of the charts with ”SexyBack” and the digital airwaves are filled with steamy lyrical declarations (”I’m into havin’ sex, I ain’t into makin’ love” sang 50 Cent in ”In da Club”), couples like Dave and Carey Findlay still intertwine fingers, kiss palms and link pinkies as they meander through parks, cross streets and snake through crowds.

”Hand-holding is the one aspect that’s not been affected by the sexual revolution,” said Dalton Conley, a professor and chairman of the department of sociology at New York University. ”It’s less about sex than about a public demonstration about coupledom.”

Nowadays hand-holding has attracted the interest of scientists who are studying its effects on the body and mind. And sexual health educators say it is a much-discussed topic among gay students who now publicly hold hands more than ever before but still must consider whether they want to declare their sexuality.

”I think it remains more important in an era of perhaps more liberal sexual norms,” Dr. Conley said. ”It remains this thing to be doled out.”

To hold someone’s hand is to offer them affection, protection or comfort. It is a way to communicate that you are off the market. Practically speaking, it is an efficient way to squeeze through a crowd without losing your partner. People do it during vigils, marches, weddings and funerals.

Usually it connotes something innocuous and sweet about a couple and their relationship. In rare instances, it takes on added potency, such as when President George W. Bush held the hand of Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Crawford, Tex., last year — an act of respect and affection in Arab countries — reminding some people of the film ”Fahrenheit 9/11,” which depicted the Bush family’s close business ties to Saudi leaders and which ignited conspiracy theories.

But, over all, few things are more innocent than a child grabbing the hand of a parent, for protection, direction and, as Mr. Findlay put it, connection. And with many children these days closer and more outwardly affectionate to their parents, chances are you have spotted a mother and her teenage daughter and perhaps even a father and his adolescent son ambling through a mall, scurrying through a crosswalk or strolling along, hand in hand.

Adult children and their elderly parents also hold hands, for balance, support and as a sign of love.

As for romantic couples, the opinions about hand-holding are as varied as fingerprints. But most people agree that it has merely changed, not lost favor.

”I think that for sure college students hold hands just like the old days,” said Sandra L. Caron, a professor of family relations and human sexuality at the University of Maine in Orono.

If they do, it is likely only after they are deep into a relationship — not in those early days of budding romance, when a touch of hands was the first act of intimacy between a couple. That was the hand-holding that the Beatles wrote about. (Followed swiftly by the sexual revolution, whose equivalent anthem might be The Rolling Stones’ ”Let’s Spend the Night Together.”)

Among more than a half-dozen students at the University of Maine, there seemed to be two universal truths: that hand-holding is the least nauseating public display of affection and that holding hands has become more significant than other seemingly deeper expressions of love and romance.

”It is a lot more intimate to hold hands nowadays than to kiss,” said Joel Kershner, 23. Because of that, he said, reaching for someone’s hand these days has more potential for rejection than leaning in for a smooch at a party where alcohol is flowing.

Libby Tyler, 20, said it was ”weird that hand-holding is more serious,” but true. ”It’s something that you lead up to,” she said.

There is nothing casual about it any more, said Rachel Peters, 22. ”Hand-holding is something that usually people do once they’ve confirmed they’re a couple,” she said.

But if that is not complicated enough, where you choose to hold hands also has meaning, the students said.

Drew Fitzherbert, 21, said that public hand-holding ”shows that commitment not only to you and your partner but everyone else in the community.”

Dr. Conley of N.Y.U. agreed. ”In the dark movie theater, in the dorm room, that’s a very different social act,” he said.

Are people holding hands as much as they once did? That’s impossible to quantify. But Gregory T. Eells, the director of counseling and psychological services at Cornell University in Ithaca, said he didn’t think so.

”I see more people on their cellphone than holding hands,” he said, adding, ”To some extent we are trading real face-to-face relationships, where there’s touch and body language, for electronic ones.”

Peter Shawn Bearman, a professor of sociology and the director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University, said that hand-holding in crowded cities like New York may simply be impractical.

”Maybe if the proportion of hand-holders has indeed gone down it has more to do with density (of humans) than the devaluing of hand-holding as a romantic signal,” he wrote in an e-mail message.

Whatever degree of hand-holding may be happening, there are good reasons to cultivate the habit — reasons would-be hand-graspers may wish to pass along to their hands-in-pockets partners.

”Based on what we’ve seen, when we get more physical intimacy we get better relationships, whether a mother and an infant or a couple,” said Tiffany Field, the director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Even monkeys understand the importance of a hand squeeze every now and then. In ”Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals,” Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University, wrote that some monkeys hold hands in reconciliation after a fight.

James Coan, an assistant professor of psychology and the neuroscience graduate program at the University of Virginia, has studied the impact of human touch, particularly how it affects the neural response to threatening situations, and said the results of a recent study were more dramatic than he expected.

”We found that holding the hand of really anyone, it made your brain work a little less hard in coping,” Dr. Coan said, adding that any sort of hand-holding relaxes the body.

The study, which will be published this year in the journal Psychological Science, involved 16 couples who were rated happily married based on the answers in a detailed questionnaire. The wives were put inside an M.R.I. machine and were told they were to receive mild electric shocks to an ankle. Brain images showed that regions of the women’s brains that had been activated in anticipation of pain and that were associated with negative emotions decreased when their husbands reachedinto the machine.

”With spouse hand-holding you also stop looking for other signs of danger and you start feeling more secure,” said Dr. Coan, who led the study. ”If you’re in a really strong relationship, you may be protected against pain and stress hormones that may have a damaging effect on your immune system.”

Perhaps it is why so many people crave it.

Blogs and online forums are rife with complaints of those who say their significant other does not want to hold hands. ”When we go out, we always have a blast, but the one thing that bothers me is that he never holds my hand in public,” writes a woman on a ”love advice” forum on www.lovingyou.com.

For older couples, letting go of hand-holding may be one more sign that they are pressed for time and too swamped for little acts of intimacy.

”When do we make time to hold hands?,” said Dr. Eells of Cornell, talking about his own marriage of 15 years. ”Not very often.”

The couple is often busy shuttling children to and from school and extracurricular activities, not strolling through parks like characters in a Georges Seurat painting.

Sometimes, though, even errands provide opportunities. Recently, Dr. Eells said, he and his 9-year-old daughter were caught in a downpour after her cheerleading practice. The two grabbed hands and raced off into the rain together. When they finally splashed over to the car, the damp girl turned her face to her father. ”That was awesome,” she sighed.

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“Pele Dancing” ~ Kilauea Volcano lava flow
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"Pele Dancing" was captured by French Volcanologist Katia Krafft while she and her Volcanologist husband Maurice Krafft were photographing and filming the streams of molten lava flowing down the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano (on the Big Island of Hawai’i), during its 1984 eruption. Pele is the Hawaiian Goddess of Volcanoes, and this dramatic nighttime photograph shows her exulting in her awesome volcanic power." My framed copies (2) have hung in my home for over 30 years. It has special meaning to me.

I decided to post mine when I came across this Flickr photo today, posted by someone I didn’t know of, and intended as a Christmas greeting. BELOW — The "Juan Cortez" photo immediately reminded me of the "Pele Dancing" image.

I’d been meaning to post this and more photos (and video) for awhile. But none of it is digital. So I’ll at least do this much. These are my words, unless shown in quotes. It also shows me I should have taken the advice of friends who suggested I do a blog.

Maurice and Katia Kraft were internationally-known and respected French volcanologists, who traveled the world chasing volcanoes: They financed their travels by selling the photos and videos of their adventures — that had lasted many years – along with speaking engagements. National Geographic has spectacular footage of their work and comments. There is a lot available about them online.

"The small town of Kalapana was once a treasured Hawaiian fishing village. It was also the site of one of the largest and nicest black sand beaches. But in 1990, Madame Pele changed the landscape of Hawaii dramatically. From April through December of that year, lava flowed relentlessly, burying the town and the Royal Garden Subdivision under over 32 feet (10 m) of molten rock." I remember watching the incredibly detailed news coverage on television — night-after-night!

Hawaiian lava flows are very different from those like Mount St. Helens, which buried millions of acres in choking volcanic ash, whose terrific "megatons" blast blew-down ancient forests like toothpicks. Hawaiian volcanoes are generally not explosive, and their basaltic lava is beautiful in its pahoehoe form. Although it had flowed as much as 7 miles from its source, this lava remained molten, nearly 2,000 degrees fahrenheit.How? As it flowed on the surface, down the volcano’s slopes, it followed the terrain and created channels. As the top of the flow cooled in the air it eventually solidified the surface — and insulated the lava, which now flowed in closed tubes. That allowed the lava to flow great distances, while retaining much of its heat. But then the flow eventually reached the "bench" — flat, spread-out land created by thousands of past flows. Now it slowed greatly, and the lava flow broke-out seemingly everywhere, going in many directions. Yet it remained well-insulated, very, very hot. And it had the "push" of the flow continuing behind it, driving it to the sea..

Now began the torturously slow destruction: Homes and a few small businesses including the market, taro fields, farms, crops, tropical forests, anything that couldn’t be moved. Even the famous "Star of the Sea Painted Church" was threatened, until an incredible effort relocated it. This was the first place I went upon arriving on the Big Island; as soon as my plane landed at Hilo I found a rental car and drove to Kalapana at 3 AM to witness the historic ‘house-moving’

Residents in some cases watched for hours, even days, as the lava relentlessly approached their property; maybe cooled enough to crust-over, harden, and completely stop; only to break-out again a few feet away. The agonized residents had no way of knowing that the incredible volume of lava would eventually cover a vast area in sterile rock many feet deep. It would cover beautiful, ancient beaches, creating completely new shoreline — thousands of feet to sea from the former shoreline. Exactly the way every one of the Hawaiian islands was formed over millions of years. But that was no consolation to those who were watching the slow-motion death of Kalapana. [From the Hawaii Volcano Observatory website: In March 1990, the eruption entered its most destructive period of the 20th century when lava flows turned toward Kalapana, an area cherished for its historic sites and black sand beaches. By the end of the summer, the entire community, including a church, store, and 100 homes, were buried beneath 15–25 m (50–80 ft) of lava. As the lava flows advanced eastward, they took to the sea, replacing the palm-lined Kaimū Bay with a plain of lava that now extends 300 m (985 ft) beyond the original shoreline. In late 1990, a new lava tube finally diverted lava away from Kalapana and back into the National Park, where flows once again entered the ocean.]

In early May, 1990 Maurice & Katia Krafft had rushed to the Big Island of Hawaii because of the volcanic eruption and miles-long lava flow of Kilauea Volcano… and it’s destruction of the paradise that was Kalapana Village. I was there for the same reason. All I had arranged was a flight into the nearest airport, at Hilo.

Fate or whatever it was found us staying at the same small, remote lodge on the edge of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park… 30 miles away from the lava flow at Kalapana! As world-renowned volcanologists, the Kraffts’ had no trouble crossing the barricaded access to Kalapana Village. It could not be forgotten that, even though this was a natural event of the earth, it was also a nightmare of devastation because the lava flow had reached more than 7 miles from the volcanic caldera to enter this populated area. This was amazing to witness, but nonetheless a disaster. Being a firefighter I already knew that if I wanted to enter the area I had to do so with respect. I wouldn’t photograph any homes.

The Hawaiian Civil Defense (and director Harry Kim) were the authority here. I asked for a pass, and it was given because I was a Fire Captain they felt could benefit from seeing their handling of this natural disaster. And of course I was very interested in watching the lava flow close-up.

I’m not a volcano chaser; but the normally ‘safer’ Hawaiian volcanoes have always fascinated me. I had experienced the blast-furnace heat from this same volcano on previous trips; I had even hiked miles to see volcanic craters, along with ‘kipukas’ — ‘islands’ of native forest completely surrounded by lava flows; cut-off from the rest of the world, some are known for developing life (animal and plant) that exists only within their boundary. I walked on new earth that hadn’t yet broken-down into soil; places where existed no sign of ever having been walked upon by another person. I found small, fragile, volcanic residue called "Pele’s Tears", and "Pele’s Hair" — strands of golden glass spun only when erupted lava, thrown high into the air, spins out glassy strands thinner than human hair, that then travel great distances in the wind. Wow. Some incredible memories flow around me.

But the lava flows I’d seen had been at night. On one memorable occasion, I was talking to a NPS Ranger, Jeff Judd, and we realized we both had a common connection via my job in the Fire Dept. And we got-along great. After the tourists left the lava flow for their lodgings (a drive of 20+ miles across nothing but volcanic terrain), we hiked out across the lava fields in the dark. Although they were glowing an orange-red in the cracks, there was a solid, cooled surface we could walk on…. being careful not to step on any thin crust covering an active lava flow. Jeff had done just that years earlier, suffering painful third-degree burns and very lucky to escape with his life. We spent over an hour watching the lava, walking over slabs of solidified lava that was still moving on the molten, liquid lava it floated on: A mini-version of plate tectonics.

This volcanic activity in Kalapana was a rare opportunity. After receiving my pass I crossed the barricades, and soon met-up with Maurice and Katia Krafft, who were accompanied by Vivianne Clavel. She was a young Swiss doctor and volcanologist, in Hawaii to study the damage to the human respiratory system, when exposed to all the gases present in an eruption. Called "Vog". But right now, we were all intent on photographing and filming everything going on. Because we were so close to the ocean, getting fresh air was easy. Lava flows broke-out everywhere mauka– – away from the sea. Lava surrounded tall coconut palm trees; because of the high water content of the tree, the lava would cool and solidify, leaving the trunk to eventually dry-out and then burn-up from the intense heat… leaving ‘tree molds’ many feet deep. Lava flows that cover vegetation quickly will create methane gas beneath the lava flow; that gas will shoot-out long flames, or create gas bubbles in the lava that suddenly explode. Lava was filling in ponds and streams. The strangest sight I saw was a pond of grayish water shooting-up jet-black orbs that popped like huge bubbles from a carbonated drink.

We found a shallow stream-fed pond that ‘toes’ of lava were slowly creeping into, causing the water to boil near the edges of the lava. That area cooled by the water would solidify, and another ‘toe’ of red-orange lava would break-out on the side of the now ‘frozen’ part. There was always a bubbling, sizzling sound present, broken only by Maurice Krafft’s booming voice, as he yelled to Katia in French. Vivianne and I had agreed here to later exchange our photos and video, once we were back home in our countries.

I had been so excited to get out to the flows after getting my pass that I broke one of the most important rules: Be prepared to be out for as long as it takes. Now I was running out of film and batteries, and even worse: water. I hated to start back, but I felt I’d be able to come back better-prepared tomorrow. That was not to be. I had been allowed only this short but incredible few hours by Madame Pele. Early the following day the Krafft’s — hearing of a just-beginning-to-erupt volcano in Alaska, caught a plane to their next adventure. Vivianne was back to her research. Kalapana was no longer a place I could access. There was still plenty to see and do, and I continued my trip — even returning to Kalapana to shoot the lava flows that were now creeping across the black sand beaches — an incredible and strange sight.

It was one year later, June of 1991, that I saw a report on television that Maurice and Katia were in Japan, at a volcano named Unzen. They were on the ridge of a valley nearly 3 miles from the crater when the volcano suddenly unleashed a huge, violent eruption: A pyroclastic flow — hot ash, superheated gas and lava — blasted down the steep slopes and caught them in the open. 43 scientists, journalists, and firefighters died there that day, including both Maurice and Katia. Though I’d known them only briefly, I felt their loss as I would a good friend. Their deaths were a major blow to the community of volcanologists, and everyone who had been saved from volcanic activity because of their work.

I later received a letter from Vivianne Clavel, the Swiss doctor with us in Kalapana. She was not sure of my address, so had sent only the letter. She asked if I had heard the sad news about the Krafft’s, over which she was heart-broken. They were her best friends. She asked if we could exchange our photos and video, "anything and everything", in her words, from that day in Kalapana. Most of what I had was of the volcanic activity, but I put together a VHS video, along with photos, and sent them to Vivianne’s home in Geneva, Switzerland. I never heard from her again. I received a letter from Vivianne’s mother. She said "your letter was found by us in her apartment… our dear Vivianne disappeared on Mount Lokon Volcano (Sulawesi). She was taking photographs at the (edge) of the crater when it suddenly erupted…. You see, she died some weeks after her dear friends Maurice and Katia Krafft, and of the same death…"

From a website about them: "Since their disappearance, no one has taken up the torch with the same skill, charisma, courage but humility, love and desire, in the study, understanding and knowledge transfer of these phenomena that are beyond human understanding".


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Training section for each program is highly important. One needs to focus on the research part as well. One can quickly but attentively go through the material available. The used mediums and styles can be very convincing; they may further help and attract the candidates for learning things.

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JOHN DOlGLAS, one of the prom-inent residents of Shirleysburg, wasborn near that town Aug. 17, 1846.His -fathers name Avas Samuel andhis grandfather, John Douglas, wasone of the primitive settlers in thattown. The grandfather came fromIreland, and settled first at TyroneForges. Thence he came to Shirleys-burg. .John Douglas has resided inand near Shirleysburg all his life.He was for 1.5 years clerk at theCounty Home. He Avas married onOct. 26, 1908, to Miss Annie Brandt.Mr. Douglas is a Presbyterian and anElder. His father and grandfather 85 vrere Elders before him. He is a farm-er, rather a raiser of choice fruits andpotatoes. He enjoyed the ride on thefirst passenger train that ran to jMt.Union over the E. B. T. R. R. inthe car La Rue.

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Weather forecast for Glastonbury Festival 2014: It’s going to rain (like it does every year) Glastonbury Festival: revellers put on a brave face as mud returns

It wouldn’t be the same without it.

Mud, mud, glorious mud and rainsodden tents – thanks to hailstones and lightning storms which hit the festival last night during the first top acts.

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire headlined the Pyramid stage during a heavy downpour while Rudimental were forced to cut short their set due to an electrical storm.

Music on all outside stages – and many inside ones – was suspended as the storm hit late in the afternoon.

The cloudburst lasted more than an hour and organisers took the decision within minutes to close the stages, as some festivalgoers took cover to escape torrential rain and hailstones.

The thunderstorm began at around 5pm, but the rain did not start for another 20 minutes.

By 6.45pm the storm had passed and the music started once again.

Early estimates indicate that around half an inch of rain fell on the festival site in less than an hour, turning the vast areas of Worthy Farm into a mudbath.

It is the first time in many years that an electrical storm has stopped the entertainment in mid-flow.

The cloudburst lasted more than an hour and organisers took the decision within minutes to close the stages, as some festivalgoers took cover to escape torrential rain and hailstones.

It is the first time in many years that an electrical storm has stopped the entertainment in mid-flow.

The thunderstorm began at around 5pm, but the rain did not start for another 20 minutes.

By 6.45pm the storm had passed and the music started once again.

Early estimates indicate that around half an inch of rain fell on the festival site in less than an hour, turning the vast areas of Worthy Farm into a mudbath.

It is the first time in many years that an electrical storm has stopped the entertainment in mid-flow.

The downpours led to woodchips being spread over large parts of the Glastonmudbury site to soak up waterlogged fields.

The muddiest year was in 1997 when 78mm of rain fell eight out of nine days in the run-up to the event.

Glastonbury over the years

WHEN a few hundred hippies gathered in a field near Glastonbury in 1970 no one could have envisaged that they were witnessing the birth of the world’s largest open-air music festival. It was the day after Jimi hendrix died and the £1 admission cost included milk from the nearby dairy farm.

Organisers unwittingly enlisted the local hell’s Angels chapter to handle security but they are said to have made off with the ox roast.

Although memories of that first Glastonbury are now hazy it is widely accepted that a Bristol rock band called Stackridge has the distinction of being the first to perform at this now legendary festival.

As Glastonbury celebrates its 40th anniversary later this month more than 170,000 people, the equivalent of the population of Peterborough, will descend on this beautiful corner of Somerset for the latest four-day extravaganza.

The event has survived floods, lightning strikes and a gatecrashing crisis 10 years ago, which resulted in an estimated 200,000 people cramming on to Worthy Farm to set a record attendance.

Glastonbury has become a monster yet when the last drum roll has been sounded, the stages dismantled and 800 stalls selling everything from blankets to burgers cleared away, it reverts to a working farm.

Visit in late summer and the chances are you will spot a badger snuffling in the hedgerows. For that reason staging Glastonbury poses one of the biggest challenges in the entertainment business.

For the BBC too, which will be at Glastonbury in force, the festival is a military- style operation that will result in more than 40 hours of live radio and TV broadcasting.

That level of organisation is in stark contrast to the 1970 festival, which wasn’t happening at all until a group of travellers from Stonehenge arrived unexpectedly and threw it all together at the last minute. now nothing is left to chance.

An army of 34,000 workers including 400 first-aiders puts it all together. A huge 32-ton roller is used to flatten the uneven ground to prevent sprained ankles, while tractors fitted with magnets scour the site after- wards to scoop up hundreds of lost and discarded tent pegs which could harm wildlife. There are 20 bars, 300 showers and about 4,500 toilets.

This year the site has been ex- tended to cover almost 1,300 acres with a perimeter security fence stretching almost six miles.

The BBC will be taking almost 40 miles of cable and 47 cameras, while Glastonbury even has two underground, terrorist-proof reservoirs that can each hold one million litres of water.

“It is a balancing act because Glastonbury is both farm and festival,” says infrastructure manager Phil Miller.

“You can’t just concrete the place to make the job easier. I’m a laid back chap but from the beginning of May I do have sleepless nights with lists whirring through my head. Probably my worst nightmare is beyond my control: the weather.” The Glastonbury mud is the stuff of legends. In 2005 dinghies not wellies were the order of the day when two months of rain fell on the festival in a few hours.

The main stage, the Pyramid, was under a foot of water and power was lost. half a mile of pipes has since been installed to improve drainage but almost as bad can be a long, dry spell, which results in clouds of unbearable dust as lorries trundle in.

Although it is now possible to have a “Glastonbury-lite” experience by venturing in and out for performances, some 85,000 people will camp in the Worthy Farm grounds this year. Sewage must be collected each night, stored in a 750,000-gallon lagoon and taken away for disposal in hundreds of tankers. Scores of mobile telephones, unwittingly dropped down toilets, are first fished out.

The booking of bands is a round- the-year job but work begins in earnest to prepare the site in February. Only the main stage is permanent, the other nine have to be constructed from scratch, while it takes about a month to dismantle everything.

Power cuts are a disaster in waiting for any music festival so Glastonbury has both mains electricity and sufficient generators to supply a small town in the event of a failure.

Miller says that the 15-feet high security fence, which also spans the river that cuts the site almost in two, is impenetrable.

One of the low points in the festival’s history was the post-ponement of the 2001 event to give organisers time to react to the mass invasion by gatecrashers that had happened the previous year.

The BBC has been broadcasting from the festival since 1985 on radio, followed by television coverage in 1997. Mark Cooper, the corporation’s executive producer for television, hasn’t missed a festival since those first images were beamed to the nation’s living rooms.

This year more than 16million viewers will tune in to watch the festival on three BBC channels, plus there is online coverage.

“It’s the mother of all festivals,” says Cooper. “In terms of television coverage Glastonbury has become the biggest music event in the world but we started with just eight hours on BBC2.”

This year across the BBC network, including online and on the interactive red button, there will be 157 hours of live and recorded coverage.

Its army of workers will get through 80 pints of milk and 10 tins of biscuits each day. Like Miller, Cooper fears the elements the most. Past BBC coverage has been threatened by 60mph winds and countless torrential downpours.

“At times the weather has been biblical,” says Cooper. “I can remember John Peel standing under an umbrella

in 2005 saying: ‘It’s the end of the world’. Our position was near a stream that had burst its banks and we had to rebuild it in a completely different area. no equipment is weather-proof but so far we’ve never been forced off air.

That would be unthinkable.” Cooper’s own biggest personal disaster was forgetting his wellies one year but he says. “Communications are one of the biggest issues.

“In the early days there was no mobile phone signal at Glastonbury. even now when all the trucks are linked by intercom it’s often easier to walk to sort things out but try doing that in six inches of mud or worse. It’s slow and exhausting.”

In many respects Glastonbury, which this year runs between June 24 to 27, is even bigger than events such as the World Cup when the BBC can rely on feed from host broadcasters. At the festival every minute of coverage is self-generated.

Covering Glastonbury costs the BBC an estimated £1.5million. Paul Rodgers, editor of the BBC’s 6 Music, says:

“The festival is now part of our cultural heritage.

“For us, planning is now taking place almost all year round. If we don’t get the sound right there’s not much point in us being there.”

Both 6 Music and Radio 1 will have their own studios containing charts showing where every worker and piece of equipment is. Last year the corporation had to react to the unfortunate death of Michael Jackson, which forced a sudden change of plans as reporters were dispatched to every corner of the grounds to seek reaction from the stars.

“It’s a live event so it’s inevitable that some of our coverage is on the hoof but that is what makes it so exciting,” adds Rodgers.

“The worst possible case scenario for us would be a total technical blackout.” Plenty of spares are packed because popping out to the BBC storeroom or the shops for a replacement light bulb is not really an option at the festival.

Another problem for the BBC is securing agreement from the stars about how much of their set can be broadcast. In the past David Bowie and Rod Stewart have limited live coverage to a handful of songs.

Last year Bruce Springsteen topped the bill triumphantly with a two-and-half hour set which cost the organisers a £3,000 fine for breaking a midnight curfew.

Such is the lure of the festival that leading musicians and bands regularly agree to perform for a fraction of their normal fees. Residents in the nearby hamlets of Pilton, Pill and Sticklynch are generally a tolerant lot, although some are known to decamp for festival week, or they make a few bob by renting out their homes. Tradition- ally the villagers are given free tickets.

Despite all the meticulous planning the unexpected can and does happen. This year Glastonbury lost one of its headline acts, U2, after a back injury suffered by Bono forced the band’s late withdrawal. For Michael Eavis, the dairy farm owner and Glastonbury founder, it meant a frantic search for a replacement before Gorillaz stepped in.

There is barely a big band that hasn’t performed there but he has still to entice the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to play. His daughter Emily, who works behind the scenes to arrange the line-up, says the main criterion for selection is stage presence.

“You need to be able to play a really good live set. We’re not bothered about how many records you’ve sold.”

They were initially told by Springsteen’s agent that they couldn’t afford him but the Boss relented after being sent a dossier about the festival’s history and donations to good causes.

The power of Glastonbury had worked its magic again.


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With our trip canceled, we found ourselves riding around Mt. Pleasant with a ridiculously large two-person kayak on our roof and "nothing" to do. I mentioned thinking it would be nice to go back and check out this 1960’s “Endless Summer” type canary yellow station wagon we’d passed the day before, so we headed to the garage where it was parked. After perusing a wide array of vintage vehicles, we made out way to the garage and struck up a conversation with the mechanics. We inquired about some of the vintage vehicles and mentioned we’d found a red 1950’s red pick-up a few months back and asked if they’d ever seen one. They mentioned knowing of both a black and a white 1950’s truck, but no red one. As the conversation neared the ½ hour mark, one of the mechanics remembered he’d seen a red 1950’s pick-up parked at a law firm not far from the shop. As soon as he said this I thought (and my sister claims I said out loud), “That’s it!”.

After getting a few other places / people’s names who might know where to find a 1950’s pick-up, we took our chances and headed to see the truck the mechanic had mentioned seeing "a while back". We had nothing to lose by looking. As soon as we saw the vehicle and drove around the back-end, I knew it was the same one my sister had found three months prior. On the driver’s door window hung a sign advertising a slashed price and a phone number. After taking some photos and checking out the vehicle, my sister rang the listed number. We’d both just assumed the truck belonged to a man, so when a woman answered, she was surprised. After speaking for a few minutes, it became clear the voice at the other end was not going to “hand the phone over” (to a man). So, my sister asked, "Are you the owner?", to which the woman replied, "Yes!".

Needless to say, I think we were all a little surprised. The owner – Christine – explained she’d moved to Charleston from NYC to get into the bakery business and had bought the truck to "pick up men" – yes, that’s why she’d gotten it. At this juncture, my sister looked like she’d seen a ghost. There were several reasons for this "ook". One being, she’d been born in NY and two, her sister (that’d be me) currently lives there. Thirdly, she’d been trying to figure out how to transition out of a career in radio and was thinking of starting a baking business! I’m not kidding. When she asked Christine if owning the truck had indeed helped her meet any men, she said it hadn’t, but that the truck had been rented quite a few times for photo shoots and commercials. Gears in our heads quickly began turning. And Christine was so happy that women were calling about the truck because she specifically wanted to sell the truck to a female. She told us to go into the offices and get the keys to go for a spin.

She’d also mentioned the mechanic who’d worked on the truck was close by and told us where to find his garage. After going in and speaking with a lovely woman who had some problem locating the keys, we went back outside to wait. After a few minutes, the keys arrived and the girl mentioned if we could wait, that the mechanic who’d worked on the vehicle would be coming by to pick both she and her Mum in a few minutes. Huh? Why?!? Because the mechanic was her father! When we heard this, it was like a bolt of lightening had struck. How was it possible the mechanic we’d just been told about and whom we were going to go visit would be coming to us? Things were just getting too weird, so, of course, we waited. It seemed kizmit was taking over at this juncture.

It had been a while since I’d driven a standard, though it’s been my main transmission for the majority of my driving years, so I wasn’t too worried. And, my sister had learned how to drive a standard shift on a tractor on someone’s farm, so between the two of us, we thought we’d be okay. Not long after, the mechanic arrived. If seemed the truck hadn’t been started in a while, so he had to jump-start her and we all piled in. He took us to a nearby car park and we drove around back to an empty area. My sister decided to go first and we all had a really good laugh. Next, it was my turn and after the mechanic properly explained the H-gear pattern, I did an so-so job with the ½ ton, no power steering, no power breaks slant V6 badass – though this isn’t to say it wasn’t nerve-racking as hell! Not only was she extremely difficult to maneuver, but somehow driving her made one’s hands completely black and at some point, we’d all touched our faces and had black marks all over ourselves and our clothing. We looked like Al Jolsen in his black-face – except, in reverse!

After returning to the law firm, we said we’d be back in a few days. We spent a day trying to figure out how we could make getting this truck happen and returned to take (what we’d already named) “Big Red” to a few mechanics shops and restoration experts the following day. Before getting out on crowded main roads, we decided to get some more practice driving the truck and so, after some quick cleaning of the windows and interior, we headed back to that nearby car park.

It’s a good thing my sister had learned to drive on a tractor, because on this particular 97degree afternoon, “Big Red” was akin to driving around in a 1/2 ton tractor. Driving Red was roughly the equivalent to taking part in a triathlon in 105 degree temperatures. Because she’s so hard to drive, on one occasion, I had to grab the giant wheel and help my sister make a turn! Yes, it took two of us and we’re both over 5”10, with plenty of muscle. Oh how I was beginning to appreciate power steering!

Jerking in-and-out-of all three gears, my sister finally stalled Big Red for a second time – sending us to a halting stop. Sweating and dirty, she screamed out in frustration, “Oh my God, I can’t do this! We’re crazy! This is never going to work!”. Searching for the inspirational words an older sibling is supposed to have at the ready, I turned my head and spotted this white big rig parked just beside us and nearly fainted. For, it was a Cardinal line truck with no more than two cardinal emblems – one on the cab and one on the trailer – emblazoned upon it.

You see, our Grandfather, who had died when we were very small was a country boy (related to Swamp Fox – yeah!) and his favorite bird was the cardinal. We know anytime one crosses our paths, to pay close attention. Gasping, I directed her attention right toward the “cardinal spotting” and we both nearly lost it. Tears welled up in both our eyes. My sister then took a deep breath and said, “Did you see the pair of cardinals fly past us as we drove back here?”. I hadn’t and said so, but quickly grabbed my camera to capture the rig carrying the cardinal message from our Gran.

While neither said so, in that moment, I think we both knew we’d buy the 1955 Dodge- even before we took her to get checked out. Can’t go against the elders, right? We offered nearly half the original price and Christine accepted. So, if for any reason, you’re in need of a classic 1955 Dodge pick up truck in fire engine red, you know who to contact!

Photographer: A. Golden, eyewash design – Charleston, S.C., July, 2008

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