National Trails Day


Saturday, June 5, 2010, Charlottesville, VA-Riverview and Darden Towe Parks
Join us to celebrate the trails we have, working to make them better, and learning about future plans for trails of all kinds. There will be fun, food, and volunteer projects for trail people of all ages.
Come take a tour on foot, bike, stroller, or boat of the trails and river between these two wonderful parks. See trail improvements including new bridges, removal of invasive vines from trees, benches for viewing the river, and other work that has recently be done to make your trail experience more pleasant and fun.
ADDITIONAL INFO

Gulf oil


John M. Greer discusses magical thinking and the BP spew. He answers a question that I, former repair plumber, have been asking. The pressure of the oil/gas, 13,000psi. One other pressure question, water pressure at 5,000 feet?

Meanwhile, pressure in the well continued to rise Monday, albeit slowly, reaching 6,811 pounds per square inch, Allen said in the late afternoon. He said the pressure was rising about one pound per hour.

This, too, has triggered debate among BP and U.S. officials, who had expected the pressure to hit 8,000 psi and who thought that lower pressure readings would be a sign that oil and gas was leaking into rock formations through damaged well equipment. But because of the steady increases in pressure, BP and government scientists are wondering whether so much oil and gas had been spilled already that the pressure in the partly depleted reservoir has been reduced.–WaPo 7/20/10

Fall River, Massachusetts

rusted Charles Braga bridge over Mt Hope Bay
Iron oxides yield pigments. Natural iron oxides pigments are called ochres. Many classic paint colors, such as raw and burnt siennas and umbers, are iron-oxide pigments. These pigments have been used in art since the earliest prehistoric art known, the cave paintings at Lascaux and nearby sites. Iron (III) oxide is typically used.–Wikipedia
There are many uses for oxides of iron. When I am driving across a bridge, I prefer the metal, if it’s thinking, to concentrate on its structural properties rather than reflecting on the value of rust.

delusion

www.truckdiscountmart.com sign, I-81, Pennsylvania
The American film industry elevated the the status of the herder, the man whose job was to follow in the dust and dejection of the beeves. The coke-poke. Elevated him to demigod, symbol of freedom, Haliaeetus leucocephalus in human form.
Will we witness the apotheosis of the trucker? See idealized portrayals of teamsters traversing the super slab? The freedom, the brake dust, the high and fast view…
Live feed of the BP spew.