Thursday, July 18, 2013
At the end of June I was lucky enough to get to visit the Lil' hatchet himself at Thee Reservation in beautiful Southern California. All year we gab on the phone and through text messages about motorcycles, motorcycles, and motorcycles. Last year I went out for Born Free and decided that I would make it an annual visit to see a great show and visit a few of my best friends. It's like we catch up on all the years happenings in a matter of 4 days. This year Den was just about finished building his Marley Davisdson or like my Madison calls it the Harley Marley, and this year the Rez was packed with more projects and knick knacks that seem to be endless. It makes me happy to see friends taking a path that makes them happy and is calling on them and not take the path that society expects or suggests you take. I have a few friends in California that are living out their dreams and making a living on their terms and conditions, most important part being they didn't settle for a career or job, they broke free and are chasing dreams of their own, There is something to be said about that, but i don't wanna bore y'all with that. Here are a few pictures that I took of the trip....
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Oystering has practically been an industry in the USA since the country’s inception. As with many other foods in the mid 1800s/early 1900s canning became king--especially for oysters all up and down the East Coast. At one point the city of Baltimore, MD had over 100 packing houses in its limits. These companies used the design of these cans as a way to differentiate themselves from all their competitors. Nowadays when everyone thinks of oysters they usually think of a plate of freshly shucked, raw, and on the half shell and not canned. This is because of a combination of over-harvesting, pollution, and disease among other things that really affected the oyster population in various areas along the coast and really took the canning operations down with it -- but also a sign of the times-- canned seafood is really no longer in as high demand since now we're able to get the fresh stuff further places, a lot quicker then back in the day. Anyway, there’s your history for the day and regardless of your views on this stuff and even if you hate oysters here’s a little homage to an industry of yesteryear-- now onto the cool stuff: