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What exactly are they doing up there at CCRMA? Why does the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics have a cage? Is it for bad bad grad students?
I’ve been looking for a cage ever since my bestie DD gave me this shirt. Finally!
I have Photoshop and I can do five things with it. Here they are. Note: I have no idea how I did thing #3.
Special thanks to my trusty assistant Velda – who steadied the cage and promised to call an ambulance if I knocked it over while trying to get back out.
Everybody loves a dryer, but this is the first washing machine. And a front-loader at that. Nice job Alessandra!
c. 2007 – I hope Alessandra is still squeezing in small spaces today.
I keep trying, but I just can’t top Jessie.
One day I will prevail.
With the growth of non-Native settlements in Southeast Alaska in the early 1900’s, and the decline of a barter economy, Natives moved to communities where work was available. The villages and totem poles they left behind were soon overgrown by forests and eroded by weather. In 1938 the U.S. Forest Services began a program aimed at salvaging and reconstructing these large cedar monuments. By using Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) funds to hire skilled carvers from among the older Natives, two things took place: young artisans learned the art of carving totem poles, and totems which had been left to rot in the woods were either repaired or duplicated.
I love the blue hat.
The Haida Watchmen wear tall hats and their figures are on the top of totem poles, that guard the house of the chief, from where they can keep watch over the village.
The Clan House
A community house or clanhouse of this size could have housed 30 to 50 people. Although it is doubtful a clanhouse existed on this site (originally a fish camp), this design is representative of the type in many Indian villages built in the early 19th century.
The carved house posts supporting the beams inside symbolize the exploits of Duk-toothl. He is a man of Raven phratry wearing a weasel skin hat who showed his strength by tearing a sea lion in two. The painting on the house front was designed by Charles Brown. It is a stylized Raven with each eye elaborated into a face. Designs on the house fronts were rare, and occurred only in cases of great wealth.
The upside to being the young’uns on a cruise ship is that no one is up after 10 pm (outside the casino anyway). Certainly not on the last night with packing of massive suitcases to complete.
I recall the exit was less smooth. There may have been some clatter and a running escape to the hall.
Off California Highway 1…
Deep in the redwoods of Lime Kiln State Park…
A Lime Kiln!
Oh so tempting. Hope there’s not a park ranger! …or an earthquake.