B. Scott Holmes

Just trying to stay alive and keep my sideburns too
Kuna Glacier circa 1975

The Kuna Glacier circa 1975. It no longer looks like this.



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"Face it Tim, we’ve broken the sky, and we will have to pay for it.", Martin Cohen

  • Quaternary Geographer
  • Professional Cartographer/Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Park Ranger
  • Database Application Developer (Informix, PostgreSQL, MySQL etc)
  • HTML, CSS, PHP and most recently Drupal Designer
  • Retail Grunt
  • Mark Twain Aficionado

Chapter 20: The Ogre's Castle

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:00 -- scott
Hank and Sandy meet upwith one of Hank's knights, Sir Madok, advertising Peterson's Prophylactic Tooth-Brush and Noyoudont tooth-wash. He was chasing after another of Hank's knights, Sir Ossaise of Surluse, advertising stove polish. Two days later they arrive at the ogre's castle. Apparently it is enchanted for Hank's eyes only for he sees a pig sty and hogs along with three swineherds. Sandy sees the castle and her princesses. Hank must free them and take them home again.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
May 31, 2012 & November 20, 2013

Chapter 18: In the Queen's Dungeons

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 09:15 -- scott
Hank decides to empty Morgan Le Fay's dungeons. Twain provides us with a satire on political prisoners. Such is explained as there is no Nature in humans, only heredity and training.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
May 31, 2012 & November 20, 2013

Chapter 17: A Royal Banquet

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 17:29 -- scott
Morgan Le Fay hosts a royal banquet which is interrupted by the grandmother of the young page dirked by Morgan in chapter 16. Sandy invokes the power of The Boss to save the old lady from Morgan sending her to the stake. Morgan takes Hank down into the dungeons of her castle to witness the final moments of a man on the rack.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
May 17, 2012

Chapter 16: Morgan Le Fay

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 11:09 -- scott
Hank and Sandy approach the unknown castle and meet a knight bearing an advertisement for Persimmon's Soap, an experiment of Hank's to help in the overthrow of the Church. The knight tells them it is Morgan Le Fay's castle they approach. She is a dangerous person and only Sandy's astute knowledge of the superstitions of the day save them both from incarceration in Morgan's deadly dungeons.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
May 17, 2012

Chapter 15: Sandy's Tale

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 10:34 -- scott
Sandy tells the tale of Sir Gawain and Sir Uwain in her long and unhurried manner, with Hank drifting in and out of awareness. They approach a large castle of unknown ownership.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
May 17, 2012

Chapter 14: Defend Thee, Lord

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 09:01 -- scott
The group of Freemen Hank breakfasted with gave him some flint and steel so he is now able to light his pipe. This strikes fear in the Freemen, who try to run away. It knocks Sandy off the back of the horse and defeats a force of twelve knights the charge Hank en masse.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
May 3, 2012

Chapter 13: Freemen

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 13:55 -- scott
Hank and Sandy come across a group of Freemen doing maintenance on a road. Hank stops to breakfast with them but Sandy would rather eat with the cows than with people of a lower class than she.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
May 3, 2012

Chapter 12: Slow Torture

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 13:30 -- scott
Hank and Sandy are traveling along on horseback, Hank encased in his suit of armor. Gradually little annoyances become major annoyances, those itches you can't scratch.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
May 3, 2012

It's Cold Outside

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:44 -- scott

I was inspired, while reediting Chapter 32 of Roughing It, wherein Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain) believes he and his partners, Ollendorf and Ballou, are going to freeze to death in a winter storm in the Carson desert, to record a version of Jack London's To Build a Fire. This is a tale of a man without the proper respect for nature and as London remarks, without imagination. While hiking toward his mining claim on Henderson Creek he breaks through an ice layer and steps into a spring wetting his legs near to his knees. The temperature is 75 degrees below zero.

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