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Pacific Northwest aficionados, AJ Barse and Chris Powell are your hosts each week talking about their views and interests in technology, travel, gear and watches. Recorded in Bellingham or on location (typically in their favorite local coffee establishments) in City of Subdued Excitement. Bellingham…

AJ Barse & Chris Powell


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    Episode 216 | Word of Note: Visku

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 32:22


    Visku - An Icelandic word for wisdom.AJ's Visku - for you!Philosophy | The Mountain Doesn't Care. It doesn't care if we live, if we die. If we summit, or turn around. And in the end, when we are all long gone, it will out live us all. SO, learn from that. Find your grounding wherever you are with nature. Finances| Stay within your means and perhaps evaluate the utility cost over timeHODINKEE Radio Episode 4: Om Malik Photography | Get your photos printed. Carry one in your wallet even (you might even be hip to do so, cool to be so retro?) Food | Evaluate not just what you eat, but WHY you eat what you eat. Chris' Visku - it's true!Parking in a grocery store parking lot - backing inAssuming other drivers will speed through the right lane and merge quickly ahead of you as two lanes become one. Visku gives us the ability to let them go ahead of you.Files on your computer | back them up or they never existed. Time-shifting your workday - 30 minutes earlierTwins- Pro tip, twin base guitars to hot swap between them in the middle of performances Crowing about ContentAJAnalog Explorer | Available now on Substack Chris' Greyman Technology newsletter, Canvas Insider newsletter and podcast This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 215 | Word of Note: Aikoku

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 33:22


    Aikoku - A Japanese word for grief, mourning, or lamentationA Proposed Playlist to Embrace your Inner MopeDavid Bowie - ChangesBob Dylan - The Times They Are a Changin’Elton John - Sad Songs Say So MuchBoyz II Men - It’s So Hard to Say GoodbyeLukas Graham - 7 Years Where are AJ and Chris experiencing Aikoku in Bellingham?AJMagdalena’s Creperie in Fairhaven - Aug 2, 2022 *Restaurant closed but: see this update*The pandemic has helped so many hit the trails | the Aikoku of this, is that so many now are out on the trails. Twin Lakes | Winchester Everyday Music - Closes mid-Aug 2022Chris Black Drop Coffeehouse - January 2022Fairhaven Pizza - March 2022Film is Truth - April 2022Uisce Irish Pub - End of August 2022 15 minutes to anywhere in BellinghamScheduling appointments with your doctor, vet, counselor, or other professional within one week’s time.Coffee shops playing music conducive for conversations or work/study, and staff who used their “inside voice” when chatting with co-workers.Walking along trails without hearing other people’s bluetooth speakers playing their music loudly.Free parking in downtown FairhavenA non-intrusive experience browsing in a retail store on Meridian Street.Tips to avoid unnecessary AikokuIn the rush to be “first to report.” don’t immediately believe everything you read in online news sites #CorrectionsResist the urge to mean-tweet or mean-post.Check the Bellingham sub-reddit for updated comments while maintaining a cautious mindset. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 214 | Summer Out Of Office

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 33:47


    Bellingham Farmers MarketsThe original on Railroad Avenue - Celebrating its 30th anniversary! | Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. [Chris’ early connection with the Farmers Market]Waterfront June 1 - Sept 14 | Wednesdays | 4-7 pm @ 300 West Laurel StBarkley Village Market | Thursdays | 11:00am -2:00 pm @ Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Drivelunch, live music, and local vendors. Bring your picnic blanket and the rest of the family to enjoy the live music, check out the amazing food truck options for lunch, or shop the various local vendors all distanced for safe shopping and dining. Chris - International Man of (Traveling) MysteryTips for heading north of the border 🇨🇦🇺🇸ArriveCan is your homey - you don’t need their appA phone with multiple profiles, one for travel?The Essentialist’s tech travel gearGet ready for new travel requirements in 2023 (at least in Washington State) ID2023.com (may not work with VPNs…boo hiss)Another trip around the sunAJ back from NEA Eczema Expo conference. AJ’s family backstory with his son’s conditions across the life of the podcast https://nationaleczema.org/eczema-expo/https://nationaleczema.org/Kids and family friendly | shout out to the young lady who paints toys for kids with eczema Shout out to Jeremy AJ open water scuba diverGone Diving dive shop in BellinghamQuality Assurance:AJ - DragonWood Chris - Bellingham Public Library’s Newsbank - Read newspapers for free on your browser This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 213 | Your Digital Estate | #tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 33:26


    HousekeepingJuneteenth HolidayFathers DayWhatcom Dads Podcast - Mark Bagley, Nathan Dwyer, and Chris RoselliLegal Disclaimers and BackgroundA guide to your Digital EstateAnother guide to your Digital EstateA 2015 RUFADAA - Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act = Information pertaining to a digital will and an assigned fiduciaryWhat to consider…should something happenWho have you shared access to your mobile phone with? [Digital Executor]Who have you shared access to your personal computer with? [Digital Executor]Who have you given access to your personal email password? [Digital Executor]Do you have a folder of bookmarks for your bank website and other financial investment websites?If you stored important information on your office computer, who has access to this? Do they know your login password?Where are external drives located in your house or office?Chris’ ClientWhat to do when data is scattered everywhereAJ’s data migration Homing your data to a NAS and anti-cloud can of worms: Episode 171 “BellingHOME your Data) Chris’ brutally-complicated tech landscape (and how someone can access his Digital Estate)Over 200 online accounts stored in a password manager vaulteach account has a unique email address (you read that right)each account has a unique password that is either 40+ characters or five words in a passphrase (CP doesn’t joke about this)A number of online accounts require multi-factor authentication.Chris’ wife knows there is a specific book in their house with a sheet of paper inside it. This sheet of paper contains:The passphrase used to authenticate to the password manager vault. The PIN code to his mobile phoneThe name of the MFA authentication app on the phone and the password to authenticate into itAny additional information not stored in Password Manager, e.g. Bank password This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 212 | Retro Computing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 33:20


    Housekeeping Gregarious grandiose gob of diggityAnalog Explorer Podcast updates : The Personal Technologist BlogNew podcast workflow that we are dialing in : be sure to subscribe to bellinghampodcast.substack.com. Disclaimers Old software/emulation/ ROMs“Abandonware” VirtualBox lovers…might not like Apple M1Retro GamingOpenEMURetroPieInternet Archive Battle Chess (enhanced) “Internet Arcade”Sonic the Hedgehog 2 “Console Livingroom”Retro AppsMacintosh Repository Retro OSUTM : Universal Turing Machine (available for Mac only I believe) DosBox (updated 2021?)Internet Archive hosted Windows 95SheepShaver (no longer supported by original creator) Emaculation PCJs- Win 95 in the browserWin 95 (2018 updated) on this GitHub project by felixriesebergRetro MediaGame Show ArchiveClassic TV show ArchiveAudio ArchiveBellinghamChris in the Archive?RetroTubeSeattle Mariners in the 80sSeattle Seahawks in 1985Bellingham in the ‘30s through ‘60sLOCALElizabeth Park Concert Series - June 23 through August 25 “If community gatherings are not permissible, we hope to have our shows streamed virtually on Facebook and YouTube.” This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    SE. 1 : State of the Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 19:44


    Chis and AJ record on all new equipment and all new workflow. So, naturally, the best way to test things is just do it live! No show notes for this Substack special, but do subscribe to bellinghampodast.substack.com to get the podcast and our full show notes. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 211 | EDC Made In America [Part 2]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 27:47


    For the complete show including notes, links, photos and more; please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack | bellinghampodcast.substack.comWatches & Horology Shinola - Though dinged by the FTC for using Swiss and other imported parts, the watches are still fully assembled in the United States, with other products and materials sourced through manufacturing partners in Ann Arbor and Wisconsin.Fine Timepiece Solutions- https://www.ftsusa.us/ameriquartz/ ARES - Stanwood Wa. - https://www.areswatches.com/WEISS watches -https://weisswatchcompany.com/Vortic Watches. Colorado - https://vorticwatches.com/Timex “American Documents” https://www.timex.com/browse/collections/american-documents/ ADPT Strap - https://wornandwound.com/introducing-adpt-strap-american-made-nylon-watch-strap/ EA8 Leathergoods - https://www.instagram.com/ea8/Electronics and EquipmentU-Turn Audio - https://uturnaudio.com/EDC Leatherman - Portland OR - https://www.leatherman.com/homeCRKT CEO - Tualitin OR - https://www.crkt.com/ceo-flipper-blackout.htmlSKILCRAFT Products https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skilcraft50 years ‘68 - ‘18 https://nib.org/sites/default/files/pen/pen-index.html SKILCRAFT is the registered trade name of the National Industries for the Blind (NIB)is the brand name for quality products manufactured by people who are blind or have a visual impairment. Government and commercial customers can choose from a wide range of thousands of different SKILCRAFT products (from pens to ducktape) . You see them in government and military bases. (The AbilityOne Network)Toys and GamesGreenToys - “Green Toys has recycled more than 80 million milk jugs to make eco-friendly toys” https://www.greentoys.com/K’nex https://www.basicfun.com/knex/index.htmlBicycle cards (US playing cards) - https://usplayingcard.com/Made in Washington*Bee Hive Candles - Based in Maple Falls, bees wax, honeycomb and aromatherapy candles.Big Dipper Wax Works - Based in Seattle since 1993, beeswax candles, essential oils, and body care products.Heritage Distilling - “Largest Independently Owned Craft Distillery in the PNW” with Cask and Spirits membership clubs. Locations in Gig Harbor, Roslyn, Tumwater and Ballard neighborhood and Eugene in Oregon. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 210 | EDC Made In America [Part 1]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 28:11


    For the complete show including notes, links, photos and more; please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack | bellinghampodcast.substack.comClothing & BagsSmall section of things made by Carhartt https://www.carhartt.com/c/made-in-usa American Giant - Middelsex, NC https://www.american-giant.com/Tom Bihn - Seattle WA Show room reopens May 18! - https://www.tombihn.comFayettechill - https://www.fayettechill.com/ based in the Ozarks but uses American manufactures from across the states. EDC All-ett - California https://www.all-ett.com/Recycled Firefighter - https://recycledfirefighter.com/pages/about-me Field Notes - https://fieldnotesbrand.comRite in the Rain - Tacoma Wa https://www.riteintherain.com/Shinola - Though dinged by the FTC for using Swiss and other imported parts, the watches are still fully assembled in the United States, with other products and materials sourced through manufacturing partners in Ann Arbor and Wisconsin.ARES - Stanwood Wa. - https://www.areswatches.com/Made in Washington*Flax4Life - Based in Bellingham. Nutritious, healthy baked goods. Or Horton Way!Filson - Based in Seattle, high-quality clothing, bags, and luggage…though some products made overseas. Since 1897 by C.C. Filson, founder.Nalgene Water BottlesPlatypus “Flexible” bottles and hydration packs - Based in Seattle with a dedication to tasty water complete with a, “…certified, world-class water laboratory”New Balance - A number of shoe models made in the USA for men and women.Luna Sandals - Based in Wenatchee, “…minimal footwear, maximum benefits”Decent Exposures - Based in SeaTac, WA, “Organic…Custom made bras, underwear & clothing for all shapes, sizes, and sensitivities.”Holy Lamb Organics - Based in Oakville, ear Rochester, locally-produced bedding items… “create beautiful, sustainably handcrafted products using all natural and organic materials for a healthy, eco-friendly life and home.” Oprah magazine reviewed them as, “Fluffy! A domestic producer with strong eco-standards…cozy and clean…straight from the box.” Hoban Cards - Based in Chehalis, high quality business and calling cards This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 209 "Spring Back Onto The Mic"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 30:38


    For the complete show including notes, links, photos and more; please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack | bellinghampodcast.substack.comTribute to AJ and Chris’ mothers for this Mother's day weekendChris -Monastic Technology - because minimal technology is so 2018.Analog Consolidation - Pick a own, pick a notebook, and fill ‘er upMemories of ‘90s Ambient music - CD treasure hunts to bring some happiness into the dayGreyman Technology newsletterCanvas Insider newsletterAJ-Shawn Kemp on the Bellingham Podcast Photoshoot: Family Travel in Vancouver BC & the Venturesafe EXP45- Pacsafe Podcast: Mission Time with Matt Graham - produced by AJ (Analog Explorer Productions) - first episode to drop Monday 9 May. missiontimepodcast.comHOSA is back! DGR 2022 - https://www.gentlemansride.com/rider/barseTitanium ARES Diver-1, case manufactured right here in the PNW. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 208 "Boundary Swirl; with artist Shawn Kemp"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 36:37


    Meet the artist behind AllEditions.art, and his PNW take on generative art.For the complete show including notes, links, and more please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack https://bellinghampodcast.substack.com/p/ep-208-boundary-swirl-with-artist

    Ep. 208 "Boundary Swirl; with artist Shawn Kemp"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 36:37


    For the complete show including notes, links, and more please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack | https://bellinghampodcast.substack.com Shawn Kemp Artist behind Boundary Swirl and City Circle. These pieces use a combination of technologies using blockchain and generative generative for its creation and verification, to laser-cutting the generative art output. He available work can be found in Boundary Bay or on his site https://alleditions.art/To participate in the Boundary Swirl https://alleditions.art/gen/bb AJ’s Boundary Swirl AllEditions.ArtBoundary Bay gallery showcase of the Boundary Swirl- with QR code for folks to scan and generate their own. New from AJ Barsehttps://ajbarse.com/Analog Explorer x Zulu Time Podcast: AE.10 “The Moonswatch”https://www.ajbarse.com/ae-10-the-moonswatch-analog-explorer-x-zulu-time-podcast/BTV (Bellingham TV, City of Bellingham); recorded live 17 February 2022 Travelogue: “Traveling and Trekking with a Toddler” New from Chris Powell:https://www.chrispowell.co/The Canvas Insider: This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 207 "Adventurgogy 201"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 31:42


    For the complete show including notes, links, and more please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack https://bellinghampodcast.substack.com/p/ep-207-adventurgogy-201-for-the-week

    Ep. 207 "Adventurgogy 201" - for the week of March 13, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 31:41


    Building off Ep. 206…“Mountain Rules” - one for every year since birthLookout Mountain (to waterfall vista)Always listen to DadaNever Goof AroundAlways Pay AttentionBe Careful Only ever go as far, as you know you can get backGo CampingDoesn’t matter where, but involve your little in the process. Let them pack for them and your family. Let them ask why you are packing things, and let them think through what they thing you and your family needs and why. Don’t have kit? REI Rentals Garage Sale/ second hand/ borrow from a neighborLocationsSUP Paddle-boarding/Diving lakesSilver LakeLake WhatcomDiabloIntermediate UrbanOsprey Shipwreck/Locus BeachArroyo ParkLarrabee State ParkWashington Park (Anacortes) Intermediate forest trail hikes:Bagley/Chain Lakes (Baker)Samish Overlook to OysterdomeBowl and Pitcher (Spokane)201 Kit for your sub-5 year-oldRadio/FRS2-3mm Wetsuit Kids example Adults Magnifying glassBinocularsNOCs Magnification vs FOV - 8x magnification vs 10x magnification PaddleboardDrybag exampleGoggles Digital Kithttps://bit.ly/toddlertrektech Quality Assurance:AJ:Albert Lin “Lost Cities” ”award winning Explorer of the National Geographic Society, serial entrepreneur, UCSD scientist, and storyteller.”Chris:PHO 360 - Sehome Village, across from REI, next to Insomnia Cookies - 232 36th St Bellingham, WA 98225 This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 206 "Adventurgogy 101" (Adventure-Pedagogy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 34:17


    For the complete show including notes, links, and more please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack https://bellinghampodcast.substack.com/p/ep-206-adventurgogy-101-adventure

    Ep. 206 "Adventurgogy 101 (Adventure-Pedagogy)"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 34:16


    For the complete show including notes, links, and more please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack | https://bellinghampodcast.substack.com .RECORDED: AJ’s talk on Travelogue: “Traveling & Trekking with a Toddler.” Streamed live 17 February 2022: 1900-21:00 PST from the Bellingham Old City HallBackstory on the talk: building a since of place, life and wilderness skills, and cognitive skill development Kroll 1940’s Map “Evergreen Playground” “Mountain Rules” - one for every year since birthLookout Mountain (to waterfall vista)Always listen to DadaNever Goof AroundAlways Pay AttentionBe Careful Only ever go as far, as you know you can get backFind an extrinsic motivation; to help instill an intrinsic motivation (flag and snacks) LocationsFlora and Fauna: Stimpson Nature Reserve Urban hiking:Interurban trail/Northridge ParkSemiahmoo (and incorporate Geocaching) Beginner forest trail hikes:Lookout Mountain (to waterfall vista) 101 Kit for your sub-5 year-oldBackpack (REI Tarn 18)Trekking PolesWaterSnacks CompassCameraMap/GPSWatch (you and them)Digital Kithttps://bit.ly/toddlertrektech has links to all belowSeekMerlin (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)ReliveGarmin ExploreGeocachemaps.me Quality Assurance: AJ:Welcome to Earth (with Will Smith)- see an actor learn from explorers what skills are needed to become an explorerChris:Whatcom-News.com - Up-to-date county news online. Sometimes within minutes! This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 205 "COVID Brain-Fog Edition"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2022 28:16


    For the complete show including notes, links, and more please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack https://bellinghampodcast.substack.com/p/ep-205-covid-brain-fog-edition?r=8z6az&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

    Ep. 205 "COVID Brain-Fog Edition"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2022 28:16


    HousekeepingThank you to everyone who checked in on us while we were unexpectedly taken away from recording.Holiday Travel and Covid AJ’s observations of travel in the current Covid eraWashington Post: You asked: I got covid on vacation. Where should I report my case?TipsBring Covid rapid tests with youBefore booking your trip, check the area you are going and what/where testing locations areConsult health insurance as to what forms, numbers, etc for reimbursement N95 vs KN95 and where you buy them https://www.projectn95.org/ Travel insurance / Credit Card purchase travel insurance Carry on at a premium ; Apple AirTagChecking your carry on at the gatePlanes at an all time heavy- Checked baggage at a premiumHealth Tracker- Garmin Instinct in AJ’s case- worked well as a way to put his biometric baseline as a way to track and help his way back to healthy while dealing with COVID 19. Actual wrist shot from AJ in tracking his infection/recovery. This YouTuber around the same time did a great video run down of a similar approach. Chris’ tips for travel in COVID eraConfirmation/Boarding Pass printout - Just in case your flight info is only on your airline app and your phone battery dies. Don’t have a printer? Try OfficeMax self-service printing.Pick a dedicated location at home where all essential travel documents are stored to prevent misplacing and last-minute stress in finding your stuff.Invest in a unique luggage tag to stand out in the baggage claim carousel.AdvertisementNew Sponsor - ProntoShop!Don’t forget to check out our previous Bellingham Podcast sponsors, Megafone and AutoFlipper! Call 248-434-5508 to learn more about these fine products.Local UpdateChris - Post-Valentine’s Day experiences New News Cascadia DailyQuality AssuranceAJ- Travelogue: Traveling and Trekking with a Toddler February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Old City Hall (Google Map)YouTube Live Stream This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    AFM- Away From Mic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 10:52


    “Life occurs” as Chris likes to say on the show, and with it it derails routines. Chris and AJ are away from the mic still, but will be returning soon (barring any extra unforeseen ‘life occurrences’) .But you can find Chris by his alter-ego on his technology Substack : And thats on top of his already Canvas heavy-weight title of the Canvas Insider Podcast: Now here on the Bellingham Podcast, AJ has a station break for you with a teaser from the Analog Explorer. This time recorded on location, about 45min away from Bellingham…For more on this episode of the Analog Explorer, AE.09, find it wherever you like to get your podcasts or find out more https://www.ajbarse.com/ae09-ares-watches/ or via the Analog Explorer Substack Stay healthy everyone. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    AFM- Away From Mic with a field report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 10:53


    For show motes, be sure to follow us on Substack: bellinghampodcast.substack.comFull episode of AE.09 https://anchor.fm/analogexplorer/episodes/AE--09-ARES-Watch-Co--Stanwood-Wa--watchfam-e1dek90

    Ep. 204 "Requiem for 2021"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 35:52


    For the complete show including notes, links, and more please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack https://bellinghampodcast.substack.com/p/episode-204-requiem-for-2021

    Episode 204 - Requiem for 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 35:52


    What we discussed in 27 episodes (and two bonus AE episodes)Analog ResolutionsSustainable, Minimal, and save money? 2-partHi-fi audiophiliaLo-fi audiophiliaTech that taught us something new in the pandemic5-year anniversary - New cover art - AJ’s blog postForced ResetCollection Culture 2-partHey World - Chris’ tech episodeCaptain Get-Out - AJ’s outdoor episodePNW x UK Wanderlust w/UK Dan @timely_momentsMotorcycle culture and rides, west coast x east coast w/Navy Dan @rising_sun_sailorChris’ Walden PondWelcome Back to Bellingham mini-series - Episodes 191 to 197Getting Out in BellinghamDining Out in BellinghamGetting a Drink in BellinghamGetting to know the new downtownWandering in Whatcom County 2-partGetting Comfy in BellinghamPPE or Post-Pandemic EDC 2-partEpisode 200 at the Oyster DomeFinding the FlowPNWetGift Guide’nLots of helpful information in our accumulated Quality Assurance sections.New Sponsor - MinimaLifeAJ, I’m not sure if you are aware of this, but I have been a devotee to the minimalist lifestyle for over a decade now. Yup, I’m so minimal I don’t like using vowels when I type. I’ve eliminated so much clutter from my life in these 10+ years that there’s not much left. Just me, my family and friends, and the plaque on my teeth. Wouldn’t you know that I nearly squee’d (without the E’s) when I saw a new subscription box service coming in early 2022! That’s right, the fine folks at MinimaLife have the soon-to-be must-have subscription box service of this new year….Rad or Sad - A tasty conversational topic!AJ - Digital avatar editions of Live Concerts- future of post-pandemic entertainment Streaming Services - now in the OTT era Chris - Her Connection Hub, a working space for women in the old PSE building downtown, owned by for Community Connections Conversations…converser Heather Simpson! Paywalls requiring accounts and memberships to read a story online. And the antidote? This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 203 "Gift Guide'n"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 36:06


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    Ep. 203 "Gift Guide'n"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 36:05


    HousekeepingShout out to Brenna: official Wa DOH Covid status QR code record for those who are traveling for the holidays in an area that may require showing proof of vaccination status sans needing to carry an oversize paper card https://waverify.doh.wa.gov/Out and AroundSanta in Whatcom:Bellewood Farms 12/4-19Yeagers Sporting GoodsAdvertisementDon’t forget to check out our previous Bellingham Podcast sponsors, Megafone and AutoFlipper! Call 248-434-5508 to learn more about these fine products.Gift GuideAJ- Mysterium Board GameFuji Instax Wide Photo PrinterCantonment Co. Kerchiefs Chris - Sustainable Home - Book by Youtube’r Simply by ChristineThe $1 Million Puzzle - Because….why the heck notDecember 21 Date Night - New Mexico Tamale Company (Cordata Center), Fireside Martini & Wine Bar Boozy Box (Bakerview Square), and enjoy Elf @ Mt. Baker Theater at 7 pm.Rad or Sad (just do two each for time) AJDigital or Mobile based ID cards “Quantified Self” and digital medical data (Oura Ring 3, Garmin, Fitbit etc) Chris“non-business” LinkedIn updates AWS OutageQuality AssuranceAJ - 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible “Project Possible” Nepali mountaineer Nimsdai Purja and his all Nepali team did the impossible to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks in seven months. Before that the record was 7 years… Chris - Paul Gilbert - ‘Twas This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 202 "PNWet"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 37:16


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    Episode 202

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 37:15


    HousekeepingChrome Industries is in Portland. Mission Workshop is in SF.PNWetBBC re Vancouver BCCOB re Bellingham streets after the “Atmospheric River” Kudos to Lynden’s North County CTK for temporarily housing displaced residentsRenters Insurance for future occurrences?Do you have enough food/liquid for a couple of days?Do you have an escape route or friends to stay withAdvertisementThis week’s sponsor is cool AF, like the kids say nowadays. In this case, the AF stands for AutoFlipper! Field TestsAJ- Kavu Rope Sling (Seattle) “Klear Above Visibility Unlimited”Backcountry Essentials Bellingham SoundCore Life Q20+Rad Or SadAJ- Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast (Marques) ; 1000 Mile EV Road Trip RecapGoing Green; Hodinkee Magazine feature Vintage rising and/or in Vogue Chris - Comments in online articles or social media postsState Street (westbound from Chestnut Street to Fairhaven) residential development and reconfiguring the roadsTrader Joe’s on James StreetQuality AssuranceAJ - The Alpinist Chris - This Band Isn’t Real, @AI_Metal_Bot on Twitter. Perfect for complicated passwords, e.g. Angry Old Men from New Jersey, Under Hollow Skies - The Wind Brings Demise, and Skylurker - Whispers from the Mist.The Beatles: Get Back - A three-part “docuseries” on Disney+ streaming on Thanksgiving Day. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Ep. 201 "Finding The Flow"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 48:57


    Thanks so much for listening and supporting the Bellingham Podcast! We are back after being off the air for 6 weeks. As we take this episode to find our new flow for things....For the complete show including notes, links, and more please visit and also consider subscribing to our free Substack https://bellinghampodcast.substack.com/p/episode-201-finding-a-flow

    Episode 201 "Finding The Flow"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 48:57


    Greetings Bellingham Podcast listeners! Welcome back, and here is our first episode after 200 and with it some updates: Show Notes no longer in the feed- to see them consider subscribing to our Substack. It’s still free just like our podcast and is a work in progress. @BellinghamPodcast and #BellinghamPodcast on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bellinghampodcast/ So...what happened in the last 6 weeks? AJ Talks openly about whole new level of issues in the hybrid pandemic work life balance continuum. Some creative bits and struggles. Analog Explorer Podcast AE 07 & AE 08 ChrisContinued curation of solo Canvas Insider podcast, currently at Episode 54Continued content creation of Greyman Technology newsletter, 12 free issues available onlineContinued consideration of only the absolute essential to remain on my mobile phone - Google Pixel 4A with GrapheneOSNew kitAJ- From the origional iPHone SE to the new iPhone 13From a 2014 MacBook Pro 15” to the 2021 M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16”Chris - Chrome Industries Kadet Sling bag - in BLCKCHRM of courseKobo Libra2 eReader“AD” BREAK....speaking of new and exciting items in our life, we want to tell you about a new sponsor to the show! “Megafone” - the new social media app that’s caught fire with the kids. Megafone is a free download on your app store of choice, with a desktop version coming soon for Windows, Mac, and Linux. ....and after you install the free app, go into your settings and in the premium menu, enter bhampodcast to level up your Megafone experience with sticker packs, custom emojis and DOUBLE the decibel level of your blast notifications! It’ll really make you stand out in the crowd. Everyone will know you are someone who’s got ONE. LOUD. MEGAFONE!Submit your ad bids to the official Bellingham Podcast office of ‘tongue & cheek’ today! Rad or SadParking in Bellingham changes for 2022 (Bham gets about $2million in parking) Adding paid and permit parking in the Fairhaven business district;Increasing the price to park from 75-cents to $1.50 per hour, with the price per hour increasing for longer stays in both Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham;Parking enforcement shifting (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and adding Saturday enforcement, to reflect the time parking is in greatest demand;Increasing the cost of expired meter fines to $41, and other parking infractions increasing to $60 to appropriately cover administrative costs and discourage the misuse of paid parking.King 5 ReportFacebook now MetaQuality AssuranceAJ - The Great James Bond Car Robbery https://pca.st/podcast/d06cc5f0-e21d-0139-b304-0acc26574db2Chris - 21st Century leadership - Ted Lasso on AppleTV+Fun fact - One of the commentators in the show’s football game broadcasts is named Chris Powell, a former UK football player and star. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bellinghampodcast.substack.com

    Special Report AE. 07 "The Underwater Farmer" @peninsulakelpco

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 32:39


    A special episode from The Analog Explorer; be sure to subscribe to The Analog Explorer's own feed in your favorite podcast app of choice. AE. 07 "The Underwater Farmer" @peninsulakelpcoMeet Graham Gannon, professional diver and co-owner of the Peninsula Kelp Co based out of Northern Ireland Peninsula Kelp Co. - https://peninsulakelpco.com/.In this episode, we dive in [literally] into the backstory of Graham and the Gannon family and what it took to become a kelp farmer...or should I say a farmer of sustainable ocean nutrition. This is part one of two parts, this first part goes into the backstory of Graham and the Peninsula Kelp Co, and AE 08 goes back to the conversational side of the podcast where we go into our watches, our family, and the sea. Graham on Instagram= @peninsulakelpcoTo support the Analog Exploreranalogexplorer.comInstagram = @ajbarse Patreon= patreon.com/ajbarse

    Post 200 Station-Break

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 1:58


    Chris and AJ are taking a few weeks off after 5 years and 200 episodes.

    Ep. 200 "Summit" [recorded from the Oyster Dome]

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 29:43


    Thank you for supporting this show for 5 years, and now 200 episodes. For this summit of an episode, we recorded live from the top of the Whatcom famous Oyster Dome.

    Station Break and teaser for Episode 200

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 1:41


    Ep. 199 "PPE or Post-Pandemic-EDC" Part 2 #EDC #watchfam

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 28:52


    Show notes to be updated...stay tuned

    Ep. 198 "PPE or Post-Pandemic-EDC" Part 1 #EDC

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 29:25


    Show notes to be updated...stay tuned

    Ep. 197 "Comfy in Bellingham " #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 30:18


    The last on of our mini series of post-pandemic life and getting back in to Bellingham!Scenario: You're in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and you've listened to AJ & Chris' previous episodes in this series, and you still want more... *Now what?*Community Food Co-op - Healthy food, and some souvenir hats and other items of BellinghamEdaleen Dairy in Fairhaven - When you need a voluminous scoop of ice creamChocolate Necessities - if you are looking for the best dairy free chocolate ice-cream in town https://chocolatenecessities.com/Stimpson Nature Reserve https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/stimpson-nature-reserve Eclipse Bookstore in Fairhaven - When you want to get lost in a bookstore full of hidden gemsSandalwood Spa on Magnolia - When you want to pamper yourselfSeifert & Jones Wine Merchants on Champion and Bay - When you want the perfect bottle of wineStill Life Massage and Float at the Bellwether area - When you want a unique relaxation experienceElizabeth Station on Holly Street - When you want to experience decision fatigue in selecting a beer or cider7 Spices Cafe - https://www.facebook.com/SevenSpiceCafe Ruckus Room - https://www.ruckusbham.com/

    Ep. 196 "Wandering in Whatcom County Part 2" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 26:53


    Scenario: You're in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...but now you want to see what Whatcom has to offer *Now what?**Acme* (Wile E Coyote would love it)* Acme Diner/ Ice Cream* Lake Whatcom Railway “Northern Pacific steam locomotive that operated in every decade of the twentieth century.” https://www.lakewhatcomrailway.com/ * Volunteers workin on opening more track access https://www.facebook.com/LakeWhatcomRailway/ *Mount Baker** Bagley Lake (Kid/Family friendly)* Chain Lakes (Big kid/ adveture family firendly)* Table Mountain (NOT for one who is afraid of heights)* Twin Lakes Winchester Mt. (beginner mountain goat'n)*Highway 20* aka North Cascades Highway aka The Cascade Loop https://www.cascadeloop.com/ * Newhalem and Diablo * Learn about Wa hydro electric technology and history* North Cascade Institute * Skagit Tours https://ncascades.org/signup/programs/skagit-tours

    Ep. 195 "Wandering in Whatcom County Part 1" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 27:55


    Housekeeping.Clarification courtesy of the lovely Sarah Hutton @ Village Books“Hey AJ and Chris, I've loved listening to the Back to Bham themed series. I've got a list of new places to try! Quick note of clarification - Evolve is still with us on the mezzanine level as well as at their space at the Hotel Leo. Two opportunities for deliciousness! Hopefully we'll see you soon in the stacks! ”Also, a bit thank you and shout out to Brenna, who gave me the TL;DR of Amendment 21, it is great food and top shelf drinks especially if you are a gin fan. AJ back on the Zulu Time Podcast (Ep. 47) https://www.ajbarse.com/zulu-time-podcast-ep-47/ Scenario: You're in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...but now you want to see what Whatcom has to offer *Now what?**Bellingham, Washington - Lady Washington ** August 12 – August 16 https://historicalseaport.org/tickets/ *Blaine* * August= Pirate Daze https://blainebythesea.com/events/pirate-daze/ * Lady Washington Aug 19 - 22*Semiahmoo** Origin “ The Semiahmoo are more closely related to the Lummi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lummi) and Samish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samish) peoples south of the international border, and to the Lekwammen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songhees) and T'sou-ke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%27sou-ke) peoples across the Strait of Georgia, than they are to the Halkomelem-speaking Sto:lo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto:lo) of the Fraser Valley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraser_Valley) and of the Fraser's delta to the north of themselves, the Musqueam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musqueam).” * Live Music - “enjoy beachside performances by local artists with a stunning ocean backdrop. Friday – Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm or Sundays from 4 pm to 7 pm.” * UNCORKED: WINEMAKER DINNER SERIES - *Seating is limited. Reservations are required* * *Upcoming Dinners* * Friday, October 15 – Sleight of Hand Cellars (https://resy.com/cities/vanc/venues/packers-kitchen-and-bar/events/uncorked-sleight-of-hands-winemaker-dinner-2021-10-15?date=2021-01-12&seats=2) * Friday, November 12 – Mark Ryan Winery (https://resy.com/cities/vanc/venues/packers-kitchen-and-bar/events/uncorked-mark-ryan-winemaker-dinner-2021-11-12?date=2021-01-12&seats=2) * Friday, December 17 – Long Shadows Vintners (https://resy.com/cities/vanc/venues/packers-kitchen-and-bar/events/uncorked-long-shadows-winemaker-dinner-2021-12-17?date=2021-01-12&seats=2)*Birch Bay Waterslides** https://www.birchbaywaterslides.net/ * Opening day of the 2021 summer season will be WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30TH, the 38th year of operations at the Birch Bay Waterslides. $23 for day pass, less for toddlers, senior sliders AND $5 for senior viewers---Stay tuned for part II---The Quality Assurance, of a Secret Weapon *AJ's Secret Weapon ** Bellingham Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Bellingham/ * Whatcom Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Whatcom/ *Chris' Secret Weapon** Libredd.it (http://libredd.it/) - All the Reddit goodness without the tracking - https://libredd.it/r/bellingham+whatcom

    Ep. 194 "Getting to know the new downtown" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 28:52


    Scenario: You're in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and want to check out the downtown scene. *Now what?**Waypoint Park / Grainary** Belllingham yoga collective * SconeGrown vegan bakery* BlackFern - coffee wine* Artivim Mead Company.*Bay Street** Black noise records* Geheim gallery. Contemporary art gallery * Near Black Sheep * Jack's Bar * 10 barrel brewing * Lorikeet Bar*Bellingham Parkade on Commercial Street** Holly's Pies* (Brandywine - Temporarily closed for fire damage - early August reopening?)*(Triangle?) Corner of Magnolia and Champion** Black Drop Coffee - old Rook and Rogue looks cool*Mount Baker Theater** Snowyriver Cocktail Company - old The Table *Cornwall Avenue** Chuckanut Bay Distillery.* Are you my human dog rescue and lounge - near Wild OatBakery & Cafe* Near Hotel Leo * Northwest Corner Goods - by Kevin Misiuda and Brad Lockhart * Evolve - Chocolate Espresso and Provisions * Amendment 21 bar - inside The Leopold*Alley by Bellingham Farmers Market by Maple, Railroad, and State streets** Champlain guitars - “full repair service from restrings and setups....new and vintage guitars”*State Street** Comrade - temporarily closed. Scheduled to reopen on August 1. “Comrade is the little sibling next door to Carnal, specializing in smash-burgers and spicy fried chicken sandwiches all with house-made condiments."* Carnal - “Wood fired meats, seafood and vegetables from Michelin star cooks.” "Outdoor dining on 13 table garden patio now available as well as indoor. Takeout/delivery"*Holly Street* * Juxt tap room - old Teriyaki Bar * Endgame - Mini Rook & Rogue* Locust - new wine bar

    Bonus: Teaser for Ep 194 of the "Welcome Back to Bellingham series"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 6:09


    Ep. 193 "Getting a drink In Bellingham" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 33:25


    Mountains before drinks: AJ's climb of Mt. Saint Helens https://youtu.be/Exwd3_LVwvE Ed Viesturs - https://tinyurl.com/n2e5fx98For this Episode: Scenario: You're in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and you're thirsty. *Now what?*Drink'n activitiesThe usual locations:* Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro* Kulshan Brewing Company* Aslan Brewing Company* Twin Sisters Brewing Company*Beer** Stemma Brewing Company - https://goo.gl/maps/VoDV2hnnYNHAz1Qs8* Archer's Ale House - https://goo.gl/maps/oP8VDw4DAEY6C1yT8*Cider** Bellingham Cider Company - https://goo.gl/maps/o7vzVWmJgMyBNPfu7*Cocktails * Rock & Rye Oyster House - https://goo.gl/maps/i2vN6jmd5jpZUs2A8* Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat) - https://g.page/blackcatbellingham?share*Kombucha** Kombucha Town* Leif's Tea: Leif's Tea is jun, a bubbly probiotic tea made from organic green tea, herbs, and raw honey. Available at the @bhamfarmersmkt (https://www.instagram.com/bhamfarmersmkt/)*Coffee** Caffe Adagio - https://goo.gl/maps/2Bw7xz1r3hnwHQMp6* Camber - https://goo.gl/maps/xK5vgJUqVCZr335K6*Tea** Makeworth Market - https://goo.gl/maps/dqrfSBYjuMtfhcCp8* Wonderland Teas (to bring home) * The Abbey Garden Tea Room closes permanently - https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/business/article237684009.html*A Quiet Place* * Harborside Bistro at the Bellwether - https://goo.gl/maps/YAReRrDpjvTGPyJ96* Cafe Baby Greens https://goo.gl/maps/hjdBcFjKtDWjaXR5A*The Scene** Goods Local Brews - https://goo.gl/maps/WX2EnCdp2qXFNybS8* Schweinhaus Biergarten https://g.page/schweinhaus?share*AJ's Secret Weapon for liquid refreshment* Cafe Velo https://goo.gl/maps/cAnoSG6Fs8xRJkzy8*Chris' Secret Weapon...when he needs a drank* The Blue Abode in Barkley Village - https://goo.gl/maps/oEoNmZR3HfJ5hekN9

    Ep. 192 "Dining Out In Bellingham" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 31:20


    Ep 192 - Welcome (Back) to Bellingham Part 2 - Get a bite to eatFor the week of June 13, 2021Scenario: You're in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and you're hungry. *Now what?*Grub'n activities*Breakfast** Magdalena's Bistro and Creperie - https://goo.gl/maps/mibWkKDvmGL4hGQA8* HomeSkillet - https://goo.gl/maps/WcsVXjKCZcpLFr7t6*Lunch** The Wild Oat Bakery and Cafe (Vegan) - https://goo.gl/maps/EtDgxLxmh3cB62MH9* Just Poke - https://goo.gl/maps/XRTKbF8MBxgaXQ848*Dinner* * Black Sheep - https://goo.gl/maps/qWFvYRnLEqhAjTfo7* Milano's Italian Restaurant - https://goo.gl/maps/qzL7XwfHMiXuCacF8*To Go** Hana Teriyaki - https://goo.gl/maps/k9oFhCCmbwjrhAST8* The Filling Station, Sunnyland - https://goo.gl/maps/e7Vx9UNKNy5bU8LAA *Fine Dining** Keenan's at the Pier - https://goo.gl/maps/rxvvG8j3VVSnup939* Storia Cucina - https://goo.gl/maps/DyhbEruFmKveN4YM8*Pizza** Ovn Wood Fired Pizza - https://goo.gl/maps/7CH2ngJ1f564iwzD9* La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza - https://goo.gl/maps/MrNFAsJx8jk8UnUW6*Drinkery* * Aslan Depot: Barrels and Blending - https://goo.gl/maps/HtUR3Ysa4AE1QUEb7* Twin Sisters Brewing Company - https://goo.gl/maps/8zuHEewjFnGEi96g9*Junk Food** Pure Bliss Desserts - https://goo.gl/maps/gXHvXtxg9TQLbzaEA* LaFeens Family Pride Donuts and Ice Cream - https://goo.gl/maps/gXHvXtxg9TQLbzaEA * Westcoast Pops - https://www.westcoastpops.com/ (https://goo.gl/maps/5vy1Dy3HsMVuL2so8)*AJ's Secret Weapon for Bellingham Food** Secret Sauce: EL FUEGO https://elfuegosauce.com/ ...break a sweat but thank me later. *Chris' Secret Weapon for Bellingham Food'** Call 360-647-2666 (tel:3606472666) (647-BOOM) 20 minutes before you arrive at Boomers Drive-In: https://goo.gl/maps/n7tz9pSTUAvNuQax5. Order a Big Boom with Waffle Fries and a soda/drink/milkshake of your choice. Thank me later.Quality Assurance*AJ: Milano's to take over the ol Fish and Chips bus:* *https://www.facebook.com/milanosfairhaven/posts/4098676573488415* (https://www.facebook.com/milanosfairhaven/posts/4098676573488415) **

    Ep. 191 "Getting Out In Bellingham" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 31:07


    Welcome (Back) to Bellingham Part 1 - Get OutsideFor the week of June 6, 2021Scenario: You're in town on business, or a conference, or have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea. You've checked into your AirBNB or your hotel room and unpacked your bags. *Now what?*Basic Bellingham FundamentalsEverything in Bellingham is accessible via Interstate 5, exits 250 to 258. Highway traffic (during this COVID era) mostly flows normally, even during rush hour. But when there is a stalled vehicle or an accident on the side of the road, traffic can be backed up for miles. Check your maps app for RED before using the highway.The main arterial roads off I-5 exits in Bellingham are, from south to north:Old Fairhaven ParkwaySamish WayLakeway DriveJames StreetSunset DriveMeridian StreetNorthwest AvenueBakerview DriveOutdoor activities*Take a walk* * Taylor Dock walk to Boulevard Park - https://goo.gl/maps/xyDenVRvgFiMg7DT8* Big Rock Garden - https://goo.gl/maps/mgd6w3MKkVVjiAr28*Take a hike* * Stimson Family Nature Reserve - https://goo.gl/maps/xnaX9V1Uau7kvTar5* Oyster Dome Trailhead - https://goo.gl/maps/NdqVgQSReEHH8iT77 *Take a dip* * Lake Padden Park - https://goo.gl/maps/Kp1Q94pK47PFEpzg9* Lake Whatcom, Bloedel Donovan Park - https://goo.gl/maps/m9B1dpBXkx3tBpa99 *Take a breath** Zuanich Point Park - https://goo.gl/maps/QvFWnKshJhbZWYSb9* North Lake Whatcom Trail - https://goo.gl/maps/SpcRzm1LEEQ32uSk8*Take a pedal* * Interurban trail - https://goo.gl/maps/ukdgpg2sP5jgN7Hv5* Pump Tracks * Whatcom Falls - https://goo.gl/maps/rYB8ssV2SNpGt45o9 * Waypoint Park - https://goo.gl/maps/ZbraRbYo2Ct8Gafj8 * Cordata Park - https://goo.gl/maps/yrhQ92tSpEmommap6*Take a snooze (in your hammock)* * Cornwall Park - https://goo.gl/maps/6Pje8674QDxdQ4fZ7* Larrabee State Park - https://goo.gl/maps/u4QLNFM9WCQb7rd69*Take a gander (at the beauty)* * Chandler Parkway - https://goo.gl/maps/3nb6z3kHwZvLG4ZKA* Locust Beach - https://goo.gl/maps/XLaM8ZurhXoV7B9v6

    Memorial Day; Station Break

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 1:46


    Ep. 190 "Chris' Walden's Pond"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 29:16


    No notes as Chris is back! AJ: DGR 2021- https://gfolk.me/barse

    Ep. 189 "Motorcyle Culture & Rides; West Coast x East Coast" w/ Dan Kohlbeck

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 60:19


    Another double episode for the weeks of Mother's Day weekend May 10 and May 17. Chris may or may not still be on clandestine missions...be he will be returning next episode! Housekeeping: Guest co-host today. *Dan** Active duty Navy, nearly 15 years in. * Views and opinions are my own* Former MSF-certified Rider Coach* Currently in New England, heading back to the SW soon@Rising_sun_sailorAJ and the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2021 (a DECADE of DGR)to support: https://gfolk.me/barse *Motorcycle Zen*What cha riding these days" (AJ & Dan)* AJ: TU250X (2009) https://suzukicycles.com/street/2019/tu250x * Red was just 2009 https://ridermagazine.com/2009/06/22/2009-suzuki-tu250x-road-test/ * Dan: FLHCS (2020): * Dan’s flavor of color 2020 Heritage Classic Motorcycle | Harley-Davidson United States (archive.org) (https://web.archive.org/web/20200805081711/https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/heritage-classic.html)So if we had to go ‘buy the best, cry once’ what is that bike?* AJ: Ducati Scrambler X (PNW Green edition) https://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/jpg/201410/ducati-scrambler-urb-4.jpg * Dan: HD Limited CVO (Royal Purple and Royal Black Fade) https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/cvo-limited.html * It depends though. Cross country touring? Absolutely the CVO. * Carving canyons and dropping a knee en route to the city? Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/roadsters/speed-triple-1200 * Beginner? Something like the Honda CB500 https://powersports.honda.com/street/standard/cb500fBest routes on two wheels (tick tock)AJ: * Bellingham to Victoria Inner Harbor (imagine doing this with your spouse on the back, hanging on to ya, as you ride up chuckanut, hit a ferry, and nothing but warm air. Parking - not a problem) * San Juan Islands- Mt. Constitution, and island hopping: PNW pro tip- no need to worry about a missing a ferry on a motorcycle* Dan: * Mohawk Trail - Pittsfield to Greenfield, MA (Quintessential New England Fall leaves changing) * Car Trips Western Mass - Scenic Driving Western MA - Tours through Western Mass Countryside - Tours of New England - Fall Foliage Tours - Mohawk Trail (http://www.mohawktrail.com/driving-tours.html) * https://youtu.be/PtbUEXYwKZA* Mount Washington - Worth the hype; get the bumper sticker. Highest wind ever recorded by man (231 mph/200.7 kts back in 1934). * 8 mile trip up the mountain with a packed dirt road at mile 6 (if I recall). * Plan for the weather and expect it to change! * You WILL work your brakes coming down. Be ready!* Mazda Hakone Turnpike - Japan * Outstanding views of Mt. Fuji at the rest area. * Beautiful first thing in the morning * Twisties * ¥700 if I recall * https://youtu.be/quO1bsOTcacQuality Assurance*AJ** Long Way Up (Harley/Rivian/ and EV oopses) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=611fw81BN98Dan * John Maxwell (motorcycle repair work/tips/general riding) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0AgVTYtD53HU6TfuIN8-dg

    Ep. 188 - PNW x UK Wanderlust; Treks and Kit for Post-Pandemic Travel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 55:00


    On the show for this week, and the next, in this back to back episode we have a guest co-host from the Bellingham Podcast Office of Foreign Correspondents; UK Branch. This episode to to anyone here in the PNW who has a Wonderlust itch that needs to be scratched, especially if the pandemic as made you long for travel, adventure travel, and the UK. This episode is a double episode, so no new episode for the first week of May. Stay tuned...Our Foreign Correspondent Co-Host;Danhttps://www.instagram.com/timely_moments/His Podcast: The Zulu Time Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-zulu-time-podcast/id1497529473SO for this episode: what if with the Pandemic lightening up- some one from the PNW can land in the UK. The must do treks:**Dan:** Snowdonia - Tryfan /Betws-y-coed https://www.visitsnowdonia.info (https://www.visitsnowdonia.info/)* Brecon - Pen y Fan / Go Below http://www.go-below.co.uk (http://www.go-below.co.uk/) * *Lake District - Scarfell Pike /Tickle Tarn /Ambleside* *https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/places-to-go/explore-windermere-and-ambleside*Gear AJ:* Getting kids to go from the kindergarten playground to the trailhead Tarn 12 (REI) (https://www.rei.com/product/168501/rei-co-op-tarn-12-pack-kids)* Garmin Instinct If you are going to go with a connected watch (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/621802)* Cotopaxi Alpa 42 (https://www.cotopaxi.com/products/allpa-42l-travel-pack?variant=33029386272829) [a pack for the overhead of your flight, for the one bag traveler who likes to get in a trek too] * Cascade Mountain Tech (treking poles https://cascademountaintech.com/) (Based out of Preston, WA if I recall)* EB Heritage Strap: https://elliotbrownwatches.com/collections/straps/material_webbingDan: * Elliot Brown Watches https://elliotbrownwatches.com (https://elliotbrownwatches.com/)* Montane https://www.montane.com (https://www.montane.com/)* Osprey https://www.ospreyeurope.com (https://www.ospreyeurope.com/)* DMM Wales https://dmmwales.com (https://dmmwales.com/)* Mountain Equipment https://www.mountain-equipment.co.uk (https://www.mountain-equipment.co.uk/)* Petzl e+LITE https://m.petzl.com/INT/en/Sport/CLASSIC-headlamps/ePLUSLITEQuality Assurance*AJ** Alex Honnold Answers Rock Climbing Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDUeh8nyLT0) Dan * Spirit of Time Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/spirit-of-time-podcast/id1563106790* SSAFA Charity https://www.ssafa.org.uk (https://www.ssafa.org.uk/)* Marine Raider Foundation https://marineraiderfoundation.org (https://marineraiderfoundation.org/) * ModHanks @modhanks* Nims Dai @nimsdai

    Break Station -April Showers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 1:10


    Ep. 187 "Capt. Get-Out" AJ's Outdoor Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 32:24


    Ep. 186 "Hey World" Chris' Tech Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 27:21


    Chris test drives a new kind of email paradigm Hey.com (http://hey.com/) - from the creators of Basecamp Project Management softwareSidebar - The Basecamp CEO had a very popular TED talk. It is one one of Chris’ favorites EVER: https://www.ted.com/talks/jason_fried_why_work_doesn_t_happen_at_work*How Hey works** The Screener, do you allow this person/address to have their email arrive in your inbox* The Feed is for your promotional emails, newsletters, and other casual messages.* The Paper Trail is where your retail purchase invoices, order confirmations, etc. landYay! - No Javascript, no analytics, no tracking, no bloat. Very simple.Hmmm - $100/year after a two-week trial*Hey World - Personal blog posts for the rest of us*Write an email to world@hey.com, publishes to your account, e.g. world.hey.com/chrispowell (http://world.hey.com/chrispowell) Includes a page for others to subscribe to.How it compares to Wordpress, Squarespace, Medium, and others.Doomsday scenario - What if Google ends Gmail, or Microsoft ends Outlook/Hotmail/MSN, or monetizes it?Don’t think it can happen? Remember Google Reader?Speaking of Wordpress and Squarespace - What if you could create a website, populated by simple files, that is virtually unhackable?*How Blot.im Works*Blot is a blogging platform with no interface. It turns a folder into a website. Blot gives you access to tools — blog with your favorite text-editor.Files and Folders are stored in your Dropbox account or on your Git Repository.Files like .txt, .md, .png, .jpeg, .gif, ,docx, and .html can become blogposts.Free themes and more.Yay! - Immediate publication of your writings and photos, use your own domain, and no plugins or databases to keep updated.Hmmm - $4/month.

    Ep. 185 "Collection Culture" Pt.2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 27:55


    PRESENT: Personal Collections ...dare I say Analog Collections *AJ** Comic Books (from Marvel to Garfield) * Video Games* #watchfam* Outdoor stuffs*Chris** Sports Cards* Hardy Boys blue hardcover books, Choose Your Own Adventure paperbacks, Encyclopedia Brown paperbacks.* LEGOs from garage sales* Guitars from garage sales* Rise of online market places, forums, and FOMO* To combat this; COLLECT FOR YOU not for speculation, or FOMO, or Instagram * CP - Have the courage to take time and have the internal conversation of why you are pursuing this collection* Bee.com (http://bee.com/)* CP - If you are collecting under the Investment mindset, are you prepared to do what it takes to sell your digital good?* NFT and blockchain tech, speculation * Is “hoddleing” just a digital “hoarder” * Feeding into addiction, the casino mentality? * Don’t be like Chris - Don’t acquire physical things with the intention of impressing people.

    Ep. 184 "Collection Culture" Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 28:47


    The “Collector’s gene” and the types of Collections:* Because of the gotta-have-it (FOMO) * The flip side of this : Hoarding or the fear of being without it (FOBW)* Functionality (gear, tools, etc) * Nostalgia * Investment (CP - It might be worth a lot someday? I can sell it someday for more money than I paid for it?)* Scholarship/skills * this is where ‘memorabilia’ tends to kick in “objects kept or collected because of their historical interest, especially those associated with memorable people or events.”* Time/Place (travel or to be worldly) (CP - Attempting to garner admiration from friends or acquaintances for how exciting and adventurous a life you’ve led. See Instagram.)PAST: Background and HistoryHistory: First known ‘collections’ beyond hunting and gathering Collecting is a practice with a very old cultural history. In Mesopotamia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesopotamia), collecting practices have been noted among royalty and elites as far back as the 3rd millennium BCE.[5] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collecting#cite_note-5) Now out of this I think this is were we start to see the curiosity shops, and bringing that home to the curio cabinet. And in scholarship the concept of the museum* “*The world’s first public museum, the **Ashmolean* (https://www.ashmolean.org/article/the-story-of-the-worlds-first-public-museum)* in Oxford” *Now out of collectors comes community around collections; we see this in all things. Collecting “The hobby of *collecting* includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining items that are of interest to an individual collector. Collections differ in a wide variety of respects, most obviously in the nature and scope of the objects contained, but also in purpose, presentation, and so forth. The range of possible subjects for a collection is practically unlimited, and collectors have realized a vast number of these possibilities in practice, although some are much more popular than others.” NOW a tangent; Collecting and Hobby (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobby) go hand in hand so ‘get off your collecting high horse?“:In the 16th century, the term "hobyn" had the meaning of "small horse and pony". The term "hobby horse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobby_horse_(toy))" ...As we talk about next episode; is digital and FOMO feeding the darker side of ‘collecting’“Collecting for most people is a choice, but for some it can be a compulsion, sharing characteristics with obsessive hoarding (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsive_hoarding). ...Reggie Jacksonhttps://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jacksre01.shtml

    Ep. 183 - Forced Reset (#Tech)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2021 31:19


    A heartbreaking scenarioYour residence, and all your tech possessions, are destroyed in a fire, in floodiing, in an earthquake, in a robbery, you name it. However, you are given a sizable settlement check from your insurance company. What technology would you purchase if you had to do it all over again?*AJ*But first- housekeepingSupport the show #bellinghampodcast on socialShout out to Dan (@timely_moments) and the Zulu Time PodcastDrop on 31 March for patches to support the ZT show- by way of supporting charity: https://www.ssafa.org.ukZulu Time Podcasthttps://open.spotify.com/show/4JCYXahqWtuXJYtsDD0pfM Apple Camp* iPhone SE 2020* Macbook Air M1Home Automation (smart-home camp) Google Camp* OnePlus 7T (https://www.oneplus.com/7t?from=head)* Lenovo Chromebook Duet (https://www.google.com/chromebook/device/lenovo-chromebook-duet-128gb/)Camera Camp*Fuji X100V (the budget friendly powerhouse) *Leica Q2 (the Ferrari of cameras)Chris’ Camp, where everybody is paranoid of people stealing their information* Google Pixel 4 XL with Graphene OS* System 76 Lemur Pro (https://system76.com/laptops/lemur)AJ's personal #watchfam and smartwatch camp* Rebuild personal vintage SKX031*Smartwatch- Garmin Instinct Solar for the active/outdoors/ anti-smart watch folks but like tracking and ABC.

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