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During the early 20th century residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps. In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. But there was one thing too costly (or perhaps impossible) to tackle: the millions of tiny glass shards churning in the surf. Over time the unrelenting ocean waves have, in a sense, cleansed the beach, turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones now known as Glass Beach. The beach is now an unofficial tourist attraction and the California State Park System has gone so far as purchasing the property and incorporating it into surrounding MacKerricher State Park. (images courtesy digggs, matthew high, meganpru, lee rentz)
My mother’s mother lived in Half Moon Bay in California for many years, and visiting her always meant going beachcombing for “sea glass”; I still have a bowl full of it somewhere, since she saved all the best pieces for me. :)
I found some old art books today called ‘Celtic Art: The methods of Construction by George Bain’ Which, I found interesting. I only have 4 out of the 7, they are very old (From 55 years ago). I thought I would just share some scans from them, some people might find them useful. :)
And I just noticed there is two images the same. -_-” Sorry about that, I’ll replace it with a different one later… -_-‘
So this wonderful human being put the lyrics of Let it Go through a bunch of languages on Google Translate and eventually translated them back to English and then sang those lyrics and the result is WONDERFUL.
I love translates and re-translates. This one takes it to a whole new level.
"A heads up to everyone who is or has has been feeling sick after Katsucon, it has been confirmed that one of the flu strains that has made people sick is the H1N1 virus. If you’re feeling sick or have flu symptoms, PLEASE get to a doctor to prevent further spread of…
^ This. The convention chair herself (by all accounts a warm and lovely woman) passed away yesterday of H1N1, brought to the convention space by someone who didn’t stay home.
I know that, as a culture, most of America prefers an attitude of “powering through” illness and continuing to work and play as usual, but taking the necessary time to recuperate is not a sign of weakness. It’s crucial not only for your own health, but for the health of everyone who would be exposed to the disease through you.
Not all American employers have healthy policies regarding sick days, which is a social ill that needs to be corrected for the public and private good, for exactly these reasons. Not everyone can take a sick day from work. But please, don’t bring contagion to a convention.
I notice that the convention’s admission refund/transfer policy (likely dictated by the Eventbrite ticketing system) prevented people from getting refunds or transferring admission after Feb. 1st, almost two whole weeks before the con. I hope that before next year they can develop a policy that allows attendees to do the right thing regarding illness without taking a financial hit.