Petroglyphs Discovered in Orinda!

The “Great Room” in my Denogginizer glass . . A few years back, Kat and I camped out at the rim of Horseshoe Canyon, in the White Rim area of southern Utah. Shaman’s, Shaman’s everywhere – we hiked down the river canyon and saw this . . . Shamen and “others” OK – so I exaggerated – the Petroglyphs turned out to be “beer…

The Fabulous AB-577 Tower

The AB-577 Military Mast A year ago I rented a very nice Dodge Caravan that had 8′ of cargo space and headed up into the Sierra’s past Colfax and Grass Valley. It was a good 2 hours each way, but well worth it. The UrbanBeam up 55′ I attached the base to struts under my deck and just have it bolted to a thick…

KLIB Creepy XMAS Music in June

Yay – Christmas Music in June! The ever creepy KLIB in Roseville transmits daily – and it sounds like they are holding a place on the dial for something. KLIB was still beating KBND at 9 PM! Last Winter- the switch happened at 4:20 at the depth of Winter. Soon after I wrote this – at 9 PM exactly, the switch happened.

Covid-19: Week 11: National, State and Local Percentages

Cats Eye – R. Holoch, 2008 The SF Bay Area has kept the Covid-19 rate at Flu levels, which is 2% or under (deaths / cases). The State of California is at just under 4%, and the national average is almost 6%. There is no doubt a margin of error due to inadequate and uneven testing. This set of numbers tells a very important…

Covid-19: Week 10 – The Re-opening?

It might be a long time coming … Most of the US will have re-opening starting this week. While I sure want the economy to come back, I don’t expect much and don’t think anything will happen quickly. Georgia and Florida got caught downplaying their Covid-19 cases to appease Donald Trump Nice rearranged statistics. Look at the dates … I saw a report where…

Inspiration in Tough Times

Waiting for a post Covid-19 world It’s only been two months since our life and world has been changed “forever”. While it has been driving some people insane (thugs breaking a Target workers arm after being told to wear a mask), I’m finding great solace in “sheltering in place”. There are many renditions of a theme that I subscribe to that I never would…

Covid-19: Week 9 in Lock Down

Birch Trees in Bend – After The Snowstorm – R. Holoch Its been long enough for this “New Norm” to feel like a new chapter. Big changes happened at work last week, but I still have a job, and I am more excited about work than ever. I have a new project that should kick off soon – and its something I’ve been trying…

Covid-19: Week 8 in Lock Down

Precision – R. Holoch, 2008 Here we are, two months more or less with a “Shelter in Place” order. As much as I know how horrible this is for business, I also know it won’t last forever and that we will come back from this abyss. A change in leadership will be necessary, an I hope the States and Governors continue to work together…

Ham Shack and Recording Studio

Sundays are Music Days at KY6R My ham shack has been great, I built it when I first moved in March 2006, after a divorce. The KY6R Ham Shack and Studio It’s in the garage, and when I moved into this 1950 ranch house, there was this great small window paned door under the house. Perfect for the shack, and it has a ton…

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

https://www.spaceweather.com/ Its been quite a while since we have seen a Sunspot number of 35 – with multiple sunspot groups – and two from Cycle 25 and one from Cycle 24. I used to get excited about this sort of thing – but I’m not feeling it this time. I suppose if I get back into the FREQ 300 maybe I’ll at least get…