The Stairway to Heaven on Haiku

The Stairway to Heaven on Haiku

Thousands of lives, millions of dollars’ worth of equipment hinged on the audacity of Bill Adams and Louis Otto. Beginning in 1942, contractors for the U.S. Navy began construction of the Haiku Radio Station, a top secret facility that was to be used to transmit radio signals to the Navy ships that were then operating throughout the Pacific. THE HIGH-SCALERS OF HAIKU by David O. Woodbury When I visited the U.S. Navy’s radio installation on…

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History of the Caravan

History of the Caravan

In Europe, the origins of travel trailers and caravanning can be traced back to travelling Romani people (‘Gypsies’), and showmen who spent most of their lives in horse-drawn caravans. Samuel White Baker purchased an actual Gypsy caravan in Britain and shipped it to Cyprus for his tour in 1879. The world’s first leisure trailer was built by the Bristol Carriage Company in 1880 for Dr. William Gordon Stables, a popular author of teenage adventure fiction,…

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Wooden Whaler

Wooden Whaler

In the mind of British artist David Kemp, what seem like piles of junk to the average person are actually the makings for many of his impressive sculptures. Based on the far western coast of Cornwall in the UK, Kemp collects all kinds of scraps and bits and recycles them into things that only a talented artist can imagine. Through his work, he finds ways to redefine what others see as trash and his bio…

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Remains of a River

Remains of a River

Two friends. 113 days. 1,700 miles. One endangered river. From October 2011 to January 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked and paddled from Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains to Mexico following the Colorado River system from its farthest inland source to the sea, filming and narrating on the fly. The resulting film, Remains of a River, is an unforgettable story of friendship, adventure and environmental degradation. At turns inspiring and alarming, this will have you…

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