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.



I Ching Trigrams

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

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Following the Equator: Chapter XVII

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:36 -- scott
The British Empire—Its Exports and Imports—The Trade of Australia—To Adelaide—Broken Hill Silver Mine—A Roundabout road—The Scrub and its Possibilities for the Novelist—The Aboriginal Tracker—A Test Case—How Does One Cow-Track Differ from Another?
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens

Broken Links for Pony Express Stations source material

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 13:13 -- scott

Should any one be interested I was researching locations for my Roughing It gazetteer, specifically Virginia City. It seems the National Park Service has references for a Pony Express Station in Nebraska referred to as the Virginia City Station. I had created an entry with a link to the NPS source. That link was broken and I could find no other mention of such a station.

Following the Equator: Chapter XVI

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 19:12 -- scott
Melbourne and its Attractions—The Melbourne Cup Races—Cup Day—Great Crowds—Clothes Regardless of Cost—The Australian Larrikin—Is He Dead?—Australian Hospitality—Melbourne Wool-brokers—The Museums—The Palaces—The Origin of Melbourne
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens

Following the Equator: Chapter XIV

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:42 -- scott
Bad Health—To Melbourne by Rail—Maps Defective—The Colony of Victoria—A Round-trip Ticket from Sydney—Change Cars, from Wide to Narrow Gauge, a Peculiarity at Albury—Customs-fences—"My Word"—The Blue Mountains—Rabbit Piles—Government R. R. Restaurants—Duchesses for Waiters—"Sheep-dip"—Railroad Coffee—Things Seen and Not Seen
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens

Following the Equator: Chapter XI

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:43 -- scott
Heedless Man
Hospitality of English-speaking People—Writers and their Gratitude—Mr. Gane and the Panegyrics—Population of Sydney An English City with American Trimming—"Squatters"—Palaces and Sheep Kingdoms—Wool and Mutton—Australians and Americans—Costermonger Pronunciation—England is "Home"—Table Talk—English and Colonial Audiences
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens

Following the Equator: Chapter X

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:16 -- scott
New South Wales Corps
The Discovery of Australia—Transportation of Convicts—Discipline—English Laws, Ancient and Modern—Flogging Prisoners to Death—Arrival of Settlers—New South Wales Corps—Rum Currency—Intemperance Everywhere—$100,000 for One Gallon of Rum—Development of the Country—Immense Resources
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens

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