Sep 15, 2014

Volunteering at Bellwether

Playing with Puppies (this one's Liberty)

As soon as Harrison got a job in Fremont, I decided I wanted to get a job too. I was 15 then, and not eligible for paid work. I found a pet shelter in Fremont, Bellwether Harbor, and filled out their volunteer application and went through the orientation. Orientation brought me through the whole shelter, and I didn’t think I would ever be able to learn where everything was. As…   Read More >>

Sep 13, 2014

New Chairs / Magnets Up / Sink Fixed and More..

Some of our collection now on display.

We are starting to count down until the day when we can (God willing) hit the road after 5 months spent mostly in one place. It’s been a good place to be, and we’ve some stories that will need telling but need some time to fully bake before being served to the world at large. In the mean time even though I had all summer for some of these projects…   Read More >>

Sep 12, 2014

Dien Bien Phu falls

Dien Bien Phu is a city in Vietnam. This city happened to be the location of the biggest successes for Vietnam independence forces in 1954. The war between France and Viet Minh started in 1946. The French, who had claimed Vietnam in 1893, had regained the land after a brief Japanese occupation during World War II. The Viet Minh had declared their independence in 1945. French General Henri Navarre finally…   Read More >>

Sep 12, 2014


Toscanini was a famous Italian conductor. Born Arturo Toscanini in 1867 in Parma, Italy, he studied at the conservatories of Parma and Milan, wanting to become a cellist (a cello player). When Toscanini was 19, he was abruptly called upon to fill in for an absent conductor, and he conductor the opera ‘Aida’ from memory. Since then, Toscanini was directed operas such as ‘La Boheme’, and ‘Pagliacci’. Toscanini married Carla…   Read More >>

Sep 9, 2014

Jose Perón

Juan Perón was born on October 8, 1895. When Juan was 6, his father moved to a harsher region of Argentina, Patagonia. Juan was sent to a boarding school at age 9, and moved to the military college at 16. He was assigned to a post in the infantry, and ended up commanding it. He kept moving up in the system, and eventually became a military observer in Europe in…   Read More >>

Sep 4, 2014

Rock Around the Clock

Nope. Didn't Do it.

‘Rock Around the Clock’ is a rockabilly song remembered most as performed by Bill Haley and the Comets, although it was written by Max Freedman and James Myers and performed by Sonny Dae and His Knights. Myers says, however, that the song was written for Haley, so Bill Haley and the Comets did not really cover the song. Bill Haley recorded ‘Rock Around the Clock’ in 1954. It was undisputedly…   Read More >>

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Da Boyinks!

Howdy! We are the Boyinks - a family of four who left Holland, Michigan for a one-year family roadtrip around the USA and ended up with a new life. We sold our house, gave away most of our stuff, and are now full-time 'technomads' - traveling while still working and schooling. Read more about us, view the map of our travels, or read entries from our travel journal.

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