It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.

A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant, it became the experience that defined us all. A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant, it became the experience that defined us all. The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its engine dampening into a murmur and then finally trailing off, it became unthinkably quiet on the beach, and the largeness and strangeness of our surroundings were suddenly apparent. It was a familiar phenomenon for Jon from the start of all his trips: a moment that people instinctually paused to soak in. To me, it felt like those scenes of astronauts who, having finally rattled free of the earth’s atmosphere, slip into the stillness of space. Except we weren’t in space. We were on earth — finally, really on earth. We were only starting to move ar...

10 Inexpensive Cars With Surprisingly High Horsepower

Let’s face it, usually, when the term “inexpensive car” is brought into play it means a vehicle that will simply transport an individual from Point A to Point B with zero frills. While this ideology is all well and good for some, being an automotive enthusiast working with a tight budget while trying to squeeze as much horsepower-per-dollar as possible out of the purchase can prove to be quite difficult. Compiled here is a list of some of the current best offerings on the used market for sporty vehicles that won’t break the bank, yet still, offer as many “smiles” per gallon as physically possible at their low price points. One of the most often-forgotten models of the SRT lineup was the Chrysler 300, which took the normally basic American family sedan and shoved a screaming 6.1 Liter Hemi V8 under the hood, producing in excess of 400 horsepower to the rear wheels. Examples of this vehicle can be found for around $10,000 with reasonable mileage, and definitely allows this model to be categorized as a low price, high fun car. Representing the German manufacturer on this list is the Audi S4, an iconic car in the euro-tuner scene due to its low ma...

Using Salvage Stores To Improve Your Home On The Cheap

Fans of such TV home renovation shows as Windy City Rehab, Home Town, Fixer Upper and Salvage Dawgs are familiar with the term “architectural salvage.” But if you’re not, it’s the booming business of reclaiming, recovering, and reusing rich architectural building materials. And if you’re considering improving your home, you may want to make a stop at a salvage shop to do it. A salvage company goes into an old building, deconstructs it, saves the good pieces (and sometimes the not-quite-so-good), and repurposes them. Sometimes, the older objects — from fireplace mantels to chandeliers to mirrors— are turned into something decorative or functional or both. One benefit of shopping salvage: the pleasure of having part of your home remind you of your childhood home, perhaps helping your grandmother make cookies or sitting by a fireside on a brisk evening. Another beloved aspect of using salvaged materials is that they may be used as originally intended (repurposing wooden floors or barn siding) or given an entirely new fun, sentimental or whimsical interpretation. Erin and Ben Napier, hosts of the Home Town TV show, converted old high school bleacher seats into a wood bench for Judi...

Global Needle Bearing Market 2019 Global Industry Size, Share, Revenue, Business Growth, Demand and Applications Market Research Report to 2023

Needle Bearing Market 2019-2023 Reports provides a comprehensive overview of the worldwide market size and share. Needle Bearing market data reports also provide a 5-year historical, forecast for the sector, and include data on social-economic data of global. Key stakeholders can consider statistics, tables & figures mentioned in this report for strategic planning which lead to the success of the organization. Global Needle Bearing market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, and revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer: A&S Fersa, C&U Group, JTEKT Corp., Minebea Co. Ltd., Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp., Nadella, Harbin Bearing Manufacturing Co. Ltd., NSK Ltd., RBC Bearings, San Yun Industrial, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB, Wafangdian Bearing Group Corp., WQK Bearing Manufacture Co., Ltd, Xiangyang Automobile Bearing Co. Ltd. Get Sample Copy of this Report at – https://www.360researchreports.com/enquiry/request-sample/11928872 With an exact and worthy assessment, the report helps per-user to get a thought of exercises that are a progression in various fields related with Needle Bearing industry, for exa...

Amazon 1-day Cuisinart kitchenware sale at up to 46% off: Cast iron casseroles, cookware, more

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily. Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Woot via Amazon is offering up to 46% off kitchenware from Cuisinart and more. Everything in the sale ships free and carries 4+ star ratings. One standout here would have to be the 5.5-Quart Cuisinart Cast Iron Casserole for $54.99 shipped. Available in both grey or blue, this is up to 45% off the going rate and the best prices we can find. Similar models sell for over $69 at Walmart right now and this is matching the best we have tracked on Amazon. Along with its cast iron build, this model features a porcelain enamel interior that doesn’t retain odors, and it’s safe to use in the oven or on the stovetop. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 100 Amazon customers. More details and details down below. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); You’ll also find a great deal on the 7-quart models at $69.99 shipped. Regularly up to $130, this is also a great deal and the perfect time to get in to cast iron cookware. As for the rest of the sale, you’ll find great deals on full cookware se...

With an undergrad degree in English Literature and a Juris Doctor degree, Nick Walberg might seem

With an undergrad degree in English Literature and a Juris Doctor degree, Nick Walberg might seem an unlikely candidate for an emerging stained glass artist. Walberg came across the field of stained glass by chance and, after seven years of the craft, has become an admirable artist in his own right. By day, Walberg works alongside Michael Orchard at Michael Orchard Studio, working on stained glass commissions for churches, residential and commercial builds, as well as stained glass and antique lighting repairs. But after hours, he is making a name for himself under the name Walberg Glass & Light with modern interpretations of the age-old art.  Experience is the best teacher. And lucky for Walberg, ‘experience’ goes by the names Michael Orchard and Ron Brauckmuller.  Walberg’s introduction to the field of glass was by pure happenstance. He was at a dinner with his husband Chad’s best friend from college where someone mentioned that the friend’s father, Michael Orchard, was looking for help at his glass business. “He was looking for someone to grout windows, and I had no idea what he was talking about, but I knew he worked in a stained glass studio and I went for it,” shared W...

Bird at home in ‘crow’s nest’ at Atomic Motor Raceway | Sports

ATOMIC CITY – When you’re a fan of the sport of dirt track auto racing, you just naturally want to be involved in the sport. It doesn’t seem to matter to a lot of the people who attend the races at Atomic Motor Raceway, they would be happy flipping burgers, selling soft drinks or beer or taking admissions tickets. For PA announcer Justin Bird, he found something that was even more fun than that, and while he isn’t a Bob Costas as an announcer, he is enthusiastic and wants to get better. “I just like to yell in the microphone,” Bird said. “There are times that I know I am out of control a little bit and maybe people don’t understand everything I say, but that is part of the attraction of doing it in the first place.” Bird kind of fell into the job due to his friendship with the track’s owners. The announcer that they had wasn’t getting the crowd stirred up and Justin volunteered to give it a try. Things worked out, he got the crowd involved, and he has been handling the microphone ever since. It all began last year and has carried over into this season where he has been installed as the track’s official announcer and he calls the action from start to finish every night that Atom...

Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Subscribe to the all-new Rolling Stone! Everything you need to know from the authority on music, entertainment, politics and pop culture. Why “Silver Springs” was left off the LP, how the band’s Rolling Stone cover shoot fueled Steve Nicks and Mick Fleetwood’s affair, and more “Drama. Dra-ma,” was how Christine McVie described the recording of Rumours to Rolling Stone shortly after its release on February 4th, 1977. And that wasn’t even the half of it. Sessions for Fleetwood Mac‘s masterwork have all the elements of a meticulously scripted theatrical romance – elaborate entanglements, enormous amounts of money and mountains of cocaine. The Rumours saga is one of rock’s most famous soap operas, but here’s a refresher course on the dramatis personae: Stevie Nicks had just split with her longtime lover and musical partner, Lindsey Buckingham, while Christine was in the midst of divorcing her husband, bassist John McVie. Meanwhile, Mick Fleetwood’s extra-band marriage was on the rocks, leading to an affair with Nicks before the year was out. This inner turmoil surfaced in brutally honest lyrics, transforming the album into a tantalizing he-said-she-said romantic confessional. The mu...