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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Back . . .

(from http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-keuka-lake-state-park-hammondsport-new-york-fishing-sidwcmdev_054640.html)
 Few people know how great the history, beauty and fishing is at Keuka Lake. To the Seneca Indians, she was "Canoe Landing," and their fishing paradise. Arch Merrill, in his book describe Keuka Lake as "The Lady of the Lot." He stressed her beauty, her friendliness to those who love the outdoors. What Mr. Merrill neglected to say was, that being a lady, she is also unpredictable and she is the prima donna of the first waters. What this means you take a chance with Keuka and that is worthwhile.

BRANCHPORT - Near what is now Branchport lived Otetiani, the famous Indian Philosopher, better known as Red Jacket. Seth Green, The Father of Fish Culture invented and used the Seth Green rig for the first time at Keuka Lake.

Today there is Keuka Lake State Park with camping and launching facilities. Keuka Lake State Park is accessible by road from route 54. Across from the state park is a private campground and launch. Take note of the 24 foot hole across from the state park. This is a fine fishery in itself. On route 54 between Branchport and Penn Yan is Keuka College.

PENN YAN - In the early years at the end of the eastern arm the Pennsylvania Dutch and New England Yankees settled their sectional differences by changing the name of the town from Unionville to Penn Yan. On the east shore next to Morgan Marine is Red Jacket Park named after Otetiani. Picnics facilities, swings, green grass and a statue of Red jacket is at the park. South of Morgan Marine is the YMCA encampment, Camp Cory. There is a new and improved town launch in Penn Yan on Water Street. Once a year Tioga County Bassmasters of Pennsylvania and Flower City Sportsmen of New York meet for a day of bass and pike angling, comraderie, bantering and a cook out.

HAMMONDSPORT is a town from the past with two distinctions. Glenn Curtiss, creator of the World War I's famous "Jennie" made the first flight in the Empire State in 1908. It is also the hub of America's champagne industry. All-round the lake are vineyards and wineries open to visitors. Hammondsport has a town launch with private marina in the area.

BLUFF POINT - Down the center of the north and west arm is a road to Bluff Point. Along the way you may visit Garrett Memorial Chapel. This is open from July 4 to labor day for the summer residents.Another interesting fact about Keuka Lake is originally this is not a northern pike water. Dave Kosowski, a fisheries biologist from Region 8, Avon, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said, the northern pike (Esox Lucius) were introduced into Keuka Lake by a person that caught them in another body of water and released them in Keuka. The DEC never tried to manage them as they haven't disturbed the other species of game fish.


Keuka
©2013 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Monday, September 29, 2014

Striving . . .

Work on 'Slough of Despond' continues . . .

(from https://www.facebook.com/ohomusic?hc_location=timeline)
". . . Bruce Kovacs at The Bratt Studio layin' down some classic(al) riffage on Ray's "Unique" and "Slough of Despond," scheduled to be on the forthcoming OHO album, "Male Pattern Radness." Been a fan of the French Horn in rock since hearing John Entwhistle blow his horn on The Who's '67 classic, "Pictures of Lily." . . . "


Slough of Despond
[9/24/2014 Bratt Studio Recording (by Gentleman, scholar, musician and recording technician extraordinaire, Bill Pratt) by OHO - Jay Graboski, David Reeve and Ray Jozwiak and guest artist Bruce Kovacs on French Horn]





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Sunday, September 28, 2014

French . . .

. . . Horn
(from wikipedia.com)
During the period that the song was recorded, in 1967, Kit Lambert, the band's first "real" manager, according to Townshend, mixed the song. He filmed the band recording the song, showing the four bandmates performing, with Keith Moon being recruited for the high notes in the song (even though Pete Townshend can be heard telling Keith he "keeps jumping on John's part", however, other live video footage shows John Entwistle, the band's bassist harmonizing and playing the French Horn. Daltrey has said the French horn solo was an attempt to emulate a World War I klaxon warning siren, as the Lily girl was a World War I-era pinup.



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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Stain . . .


(from Born of a Woman by John Shelby Spong)
". . . When I listen to Easter and Christmas sermons, I hear time after time a still-vibrant neoliteralism even in those mainline churches that would be embarrassed is someone suggested they were fundamentalistic. Likewise, the official documents, studies, and pastoral letters issued by ecclesiastical bodies or groups or bishops are often buttressed by straightforward appeals to the literalism of Scripture. One bishop was quoted in the press as asserting that in seven specific passages of the Bible homosexuality was condemned, as if that somehow guaranteed it to be so forever. Every movement to end oppression in any form in Western history has had to overcome the authority of a literal Bible. Christianity, with is Scriptures intact, persecuted pagans and spawned a vicious anti-Semitism that fueled everything from the Crusades to the Holocaust to the defacement of synagogues. That demonic gift from biblical literalism plagues us even today. A literal Bible still sees the Jews as those evil people who killed Jesus. "His blood be on us and on our children" (John 8:44), and they are defined as possessing a God-given stupor: "eyes that cannot see and ears that cannot hear" (Rom. 11:8). There are times that I literally shudder when I hear the Good Friday read and realize once again that the biblical use of the words 'the Jews' in that narrative will once more feed that dark stain on the historic soul of Christianity. . . "






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Friday, September 26, 2014

Oh What A Tangled. . .

. . . and dishonest web. . .
. . . we weave . . .


The NFL made $10.5 billion in 2013 and paid its chief executive Roger Goodell $44.2 million. Taxes? The National Football League pays taxes through its various money-making offshoots such as NFL Properties and NFL Ventures. The league office in midtown Manhattan, which paid Goodell pays non. Why?  Because in 1942 the IRS ruled the NFL was a trade association (for its current 32-member teams) and therefore exempt from taxes as a nonprofit under section 501(c)6 of the tax code. In 1966, when two powerful Louisiana politicians, Sen. Russell Long and Rep. Hale Boggs, wanted a football team in New Orleans, then NFL Comissioner Pete Rozelle got his wish for antitrust protection and confirmed tax-exempt status for the league office, slipped into an unrelated federal bill on investments and depreciation and the New Orleans Saints were born.  (thanks to http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/22/us/nfl-nonprofit-taxes/)





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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Epitaphs . . .


My epitaph, which I would have if I chose a traditional burial, and which I could not bring myself to write as an assignment in Miss Simon's tenth grade English class at Dundalk Senior Hight School in 1973, based strictly upon philosophical principles, I have now decided should be:

  "He Wasn't Too Bright
  But He Cared"





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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mmm, Chocolate . . .


 (thanks to http://www.npr.org/2014/09/22/350524753/canadian-surfers-ride-wave-for-hours-travel-18-miles)
People are surfing the chocolate river. The Petitcodiac River changes direction twice a day since the gates have been opened at a causeway that was built a number of years ago. The huge tides of the Bay of Fundy push water back upriver. As the tide rushes in, it forms a tidal bore; a small but powerful wave that rolls inland for miles. With the gates open, the wave has become much larger than it has been in about 40 years. As the bore pushes upstream through steep mud banks, it churns the river to a creamy froth. The waves are muddy and roll on and on and on. Very attractive to serious surfers; the rolling, not necessarily the mud, but its not enough to discourage them. The city of Moncton, New Brunswick is not encouraging visitors to come and ride the wave because of the dangers posed by water pollution, rocks, sucking mud, fast-moving debris and fierce currents.





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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

If You're There . . .

(http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/archbishop-canterbury-justin-welby-questions-whether-god-exists-n206261)
The archbishop of Canterbury - the spiritual leader of the world's 80 million Anglican Christians - has admitted he sometimes doubts whether God actually exists. Justin Welby made the comments during a relaxed interview in front of an audience at Bristol Cathedral, in England. "There are moments, sure, where you think, 'Is there a God? Where is God?'" The archbishop, who is also the leader of the Church of England, added that his admission was "probably not what the archbishop of Canterbury should be saying."

The speech was made last Friday and uploaded to YouTube. It was first highlighted by the Guardian newspaper on Thursday. Welby said he found himself doubting the existence of God during a recent jog. "The other day I was praying over something as I was running and I ended up saying to God: 'Look, this is all very well but isn't it about time you did something – if you're there' – which is probably not what the archbishop of Canterbury should be saying" . . .





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