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Obviously

I didn’t do the radio program last week, although the moon was literally full when the show should have been on. I just wasn’t prepared. It snuck up on me. I’m getting old, tired, ad I deeded to geddup in the mording.

Tired…

Next week, olroight?

And it’s been months since I updated the archives, though I have the recordings around somewhere. Time is getting away from me. Good old time. Slippery devil.

You can see what it looked like here. The moon that is.

Blizzard, our blind cat, "looks" out the window, click for big

Time, though is hard to catch with a photo. Best example I’ve seen this week:

also:

So, what else is new? Besides everything? Yesterday I took off from work, had a rather bad day. Shoulda gone to work.

Today: tired, listless (now where did I put that list??), slow.  God buzz in my head says, “it’s okay, roll widit”. Relationship problems- one key to destroying the ego. Journaled about it. Had some ideas.

slower than above…

Bachmann Close-up... click big at your own peril...

Have a kitten at home:

Matt with Lilith, click for big, as if.

sws_d2

 

Don't eat that! They are tricking you!!

click for big, yo. always.

Info-porn- click for big.

Life- One big family, evolving

worth clicking for big...

these are also worth the big shot…

So, what am I doing? Just posting a bunch of pictures I came across? Yeah. That’s it, mostly, unless they’re my pictures.

Maybe we need some music- Like Joshua James, ferinstance:

01-Coal War

or, click play:

and

Abbey Riot (with apologies to the entire British Empire)

Not me:

Radio will be back this weekend. Technically, 1 am, Pacific Daylight Savings Time, KBOO, 90.7 fm in Portland, OR; kboo.fm for streaming.  In fact, go there right now. Something good is one, no doubt. Can’t go past here. One more, just one… 

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Radio Night

The show must go on:

I can’t be there tonight but Roxxie, Daniel and others will carry on in my stead!

Mad Liberation by Moonlight- 
KBOO monthly mental health talk show.

Four plus years of bringing 
the voice of mental health consumer/ survivors 
to community radio!

Tonight! at 1:00 am!
If you get up before 1 am on Saturdays, 
as a rule, 
you can call it Saturday morning. 
For most of us it's really 
really late Friday night.
All the same details as usual:
KBOO 90.7 fm in Portland or 
streamed on the web at http://kboo.fm/
Call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio 
(or show up at the studio).
Topics are whatever you want to talk about.
If you are like me and don't stay up that late, 
set your alarm and 
see if it doesn't grab your attention. 
If we can't keep you awake, then go back to sleep.
If you want to listen to some past shows, 
they can be found here- the MLBM tab above
You are already a star. Show the world. KBOO 90.7 FM, 
Tonight, Friday night from 1 to 2 am, 
call us at 503-231-8187.
-Rick
Come on- it'll be fun.

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Radio Night, again

Tonight,
Late Friday night, 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Pacific Time)-
March 25th, 2011.
(Or, if you are a stickler for correct facts”,
it’s early Saturday morning on 3/26.)

Topic: ? what you bring to the table

On KBOO 90.7 FM or streamed on the web: http://kboo.fm/

Call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio (or show up at the studio).
We need your voice! There are people listening (all over the world, by
internet).

You can do this! Be a radio star, or just call in and talk.

We need you. It’ll be fun.

-Rick
BTW- please note the tab above, This Here, for some good stuff.

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Radio night Friday, January 28th

or so.. Pacific Time

Mad Liberation by Moonlight- KBOO monthly mental health talk show.We are going on 4 years now.We were unable to be on the air last week- and if you were paying attention, the moon was big and full- but we plan to make up for it this Friday night. That’s Friday January 28th really late (1 am).
If you get up before 1 am on Saturdays, as a rule, you can call it Saturday morning.

For most of us it’s really late Friday night.
All the same details as usual:KBOO 90.7 fm in Portland or streamed on the web at http://kboo.fm/

Call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio (or show up at the studio).Topics are whatever you want to talk about. Some hot items right now are the current legislative work to reform the Psychiatric Security Review Board.
If you are like me and don’t stay up that late, set your alarm and see if it doesn’t grab your attention. If we can’t keep you awake, then go back to sleep.
If you want to listen to some past shows, they can be found here- https://rickpdx.wordpress.com/mad-liberation-by-moonlight-archives/
You are already a star. Show the world. KBOO 90.7 FM, Friday night from 1 to 2 am, call us at 503-231-8187.
-Rick

Come on- it’ll be fun.

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Blue Moon

This Sunday, November 21st, is a blue moon.

It isn’t colored blue. It isn’t the second full moon in a month. Why is it blue?

Back in the July 1943 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine, in a question and answer column written by Lawrence J. Lafleur, there was a reference made to the term “blue moon.”

Lafleur cited the unusual term from a copy of the 1937 edition of the now-defunct Maine Farmers’ Almanac (NOT to be confused with The Farmers’ Almanac of Lewiston, Maine, which is still in business).

On the almanac page for August 1937, the calendrical meaning for the term “blue moon” was given.

That explanation said that the moon “… usually comes full twelve times in a year, three times for each season.”

Occasionally, however, there will come a year when there are 13 full moons during a year, not the usual 12. The almanac explanation continued:

“This was considered a very unfortunate circumstance, especially by the monks who had charge of the calendar of thirteen months for that year, and it upset the regular arrangement of church festivals. For this reason thirteen came to be considered an unlucky number.”

And with that extra full moon, it also meant that one of the four seasons would contain four full moons instead of the usual three.

“There are seven Blue Moons in a cycle of nineteen years,” continued the almanac, ending on the comment that, “In olden times the almanac makers had much difficulty calculating the occurrence of the Blue Moon and this uncertainty gave rise to the expression ‘Once in a Blue Moon.'”

But while LaFleur quoted the almanac’s account, he made one very important omission: He never specified the date for this particular blue moon.

As it turned out, in 1937, it occurred on Aug. 21. That was the third full moon in the summer of 1937, a summer season that would see a total of four full moons.

Names were assigned to each moon in a season: For example, the first moon of summer was called the early summer moon, the second was the midsummer moon, and the last was called the late summer moon.

But when a particular season has four moons, the third was apparently called a blue moon so that the fourth and final one can continue to be called the late moon.

This time, on page 3 of the March 1946 issue, James Hugh Pruett wrote an article, “Once in a Blue Moon,” in which he made a reference to the term “blue moon” and referenced LaFleur’s article from 1943.

Pruett also wrote:

“Seven times in 19 years there were – and still are – 13 full moons in a year. This gives 11 months with one full moon each and one with two. This second in a month, so I interpret it, was called Blue Moon.”

How unfortunate that Pruett did not have a copy of that 1937 almanac at hand, or else he would have almost certainly noticed that his “two full moons in a single month assumption” would have been totally wrong.

For the blue moon date of Aug. 21 was most definitely not the second full moon that month!

Pruett’s 1946 explanation was, of course, the wrong interpretation and it might have been completely forgotten were it not for Deborah Byrd who used it on her popular National Public Radio program, “StarDate” on Jan. 31, 1980.

Over the next decade, this new, incorrect, definition started appearing in diverse places, such as the World Almanac for Kids and the board game Trivial Pursuit.

For me, this blue moon is also significant because it is my daughter’s birthday. If she was alive she would be 31 years old. Damn, I miss her. But I’m okay- not depressed, not confused… it’s only the second year since her death that I can actually look at a calendar and see the dates correctly and say, “Sunday is Erin’s birthday. It’s November 21st on Sunday.”

For 17 years I couldn’t read a calendar properly around this time of year. I couldn’t see the dates and know the days they fell on. I’ve turned a corner of some kind.

Happy birthday, baby girl. I’ll always remember you. I’ll always love you.

 

pictures from her last birthday party

 

The full moon also means that next Friday, after Thanksgiving, will be Mad Liberation by Moonlight, on KBOO FM in Portland (or kboo.fm on the web). Late late Friday night, 1 am to 2 am.

Hey! This is pretty cool. (Not the Dude, silly- the link.)

 

abiding

 

Miscellaneous nonsense:

By the way, zombies aren’t the strangest things going on. Check out this.

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Radio Night

Mad Liberation by Moonlight- Mental Health consumer-talk-radio,
Friday night, 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Pacific Time)-September 24th, 2010.
Topic: Art, Creativity and Mental Health
(or whatever you bring to the table)
On KBOO 90.7 FM or streamed on the web: http://kboo.fm/
Call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio (or show up at the studio).
We need your voice! There are people listening (all over the world, by
internet).
You can do this! Be a radio star, or just call in and talk.
Before and after the show will be the annual KBOO John Coltrane Marathon.
Regarding Coltrane, I came across this excerpt from a study on creativity and
mental health:
Anxiety disorders
Two subjects (5%), Art Pepper and John Coltrane, appeared to have anxiety
disorders. Art Pepper carried out obsessive–compulsive washing rituals and
had phobic anxiety regarding the sight of blood, hospital operations and
answering the telephone. John Coltrane exhibited obsessive–compulsive
features related to excessive practising, consumption of sweet foods,
dieting, searching for the perfect mouthpiece and constantly exploring
various religions. In relation to Coltrane, it is interesting to note that
obsessionality can have an adaptive function in creativity, and Storr (1972)
discusses the use of ritual to induce a suitable state of mind.
Archived shows are available at
Be well,
Rick
Remember: Call 503-231-8187
between 1 and 2 am (Pacific Time)
Tonight, Friday night
set your alarm

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Tonight! Moon Radio!

Mad Liberation by Moonlight- Mental Health consumer-talk-radio,
Friday night, 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Pacific Time)-July 30th, 2010 (July 31st if you want to be technical).
Topic: Mental Health and Peer Support
Also! Today is the anniversary of David Romprey’s ascent into the great peer support council in the sky.
On KBOO 90.7 FM or streamed on the web: http://kboo.fm/
Call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio (or show up at the studio).
We need your voice! There are people listening (all over the world, by internet).
You can do this! Be a radio star, or just call in and talk.
Archived shows are available at
Be well,
Rick
Remember: Call 503-231-8187
between 1 and 2 am (Pacific Time) Friday night
set your alarm

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Radio Night, Frog Spawn Days

Getting the announcement part out of the way, tonight is Mad Liberation by Moonlight at 1 a.m. PST on KBOO, 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon. Streamed on the web at http://www.kboo.fm/. It’s a call in show, blah blah blah, call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio, read other posts about it here. Archived shows are found on the MLBM tab above.

Always remember- click pics for full size; most are really big.

West on the Springwater Corridor trail near my home- On the left (south side) is a marsh. On the right (north) are a series of ditches that collect water and keep it for a bit until mid June or so. This is one of several places I monitor for amphibian eggs and relative potential for supporting polliwogs through their transformations.

Marsh on south side of Springwater Corridor

Picture with hard-to-see newt tadpoles as of last week

The marshy area stays pretty moist and frogs that spawn there can expect their babies to grow up unless they’re eaten by birds or some such. The ditchy area is iffy. Eggs there will hatch- the ditch pools will fill with tadpoles- but the puddles will mostly dry up before the frogs can mature.

Lots of froggy love goin on- look at all that slimy frog spawn!

The marshy area also has a healthy population of newts- gilled newts that look like this as they are changing:

The frogs I’m talking about are basic pacific tree frogs. They are brown to green ion color and start out very small and stay just a bit bigger. The newly transformed froglings will be about the size of your thumbnail. Or smaller. Fully grown, 1 or 2 years old they may be the size of your thumb. This presupposes that they survive tadpole-hood.

Babies look like this when they mature:

Hey little fella/ gal/ whatever you are

More frog eggs

The ditch puddles are still quite moist. Too wet and muddy around the edges for me to get close enough for you to see the tadpoles. But they are there- here’s a picture I took last year of  one I brought home to mature:

Newts also spawn in these ditches and most don’t survive. I’ll get some of them, too. With the newts, I have to take them back out to a place like the marsh when they’re ready.

Almost ready to leave the tank (last year)

The frogs just hop out into the world. Usually 90% of them will take off in one day from the tank on my back porch.

More spawn

My annual hobby/ mission involves finding places like this that serve as marginal habitat- attractive to frogs in love (blush) but generally not capable of sustaining their babies. I find several spots near home. Powell Butte is one of my favorites but the marginal ditch I find them is messed up this year due to construction of an underground water reservoir.

This is a picture from Powell Butte, pre-reservoir.

Powell Butte from SPACE!

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That was a hard show

The radio program Friday night was difficult. No callers until… well, their was Dan, who always calls when he’s on his break at the group home… but then at 1:50 0r so the phones would not stop- crazy.  Our usual engineer, my friend Daniel F was unable to do his part because KBOO suspended him for 2 weeks because he said “shit” on the air before 10 pm a couple nights before. KBOO didn’t get any complaints but someone ratted him out to the station manager and he – well, already said it. Can’t blame them. If there had been a complaint the FCC could levy a fine that exceeds the station’s annual budget.

So, shit. It was just a hard night. Anyway, the mp3 is  uploaded, you can find it on the radio archives tab (MLBM above).

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Lunar Radio tonight

Mad Liberation by Moonlight-Mad Liberation by Moonlight-

Mental Health consumer-talk-radio,late tonight,

Friday night, 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.-April 30th, 2010

(or, if you want to be precise, May 1st, very early)

On KBOO 90.7 FM (in Portland, OR)

Call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio

We need your voice.

-Rick

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