Sunday, December 23, 2007

Nick Klinger and the Haircut Confession

Me and Marcy tried to persuade him to grow it long and strong while in Peace Corps where having long hair does not effect your corporate aspirations.

We tried with arguments like, "when will you ever be able to grow your hair long, you know if you ever tried to grow it long in the US no one would ever take you seriously.

Despite all this he decided to cut because "she says I am more attractive with short hair".

Personally I thought it was lame and that she should love you no matter what your hair looks like especially since his dad grew it long before he was married.

BUT, he stuck with getting cut because he promised her.

I would call that love.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Radio Interview in Saint Vincent on the Turtle Sanctuary

Here is a radio interview I did with James and Amanda two PCV's running a morning talk show on one of the local radio stations in Saint Vincent. I was able to record part of it, unfortunately it did not capture the whole broadcast where I thanked Orton and went into more detail about the purposes of the Turtle Sanctuary. Thanks James and Amanda, ps do you have a copy of the whole version?

Click the link below to hear the interview in QuickTime.

2007-12-19 09-50-21.mp3

Yours in community and development work,

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Concept Drawings for Anse La Liberte Turtle Sanctuary

Here are the new concept drawings for the Anse la Liberte Turtle Sanctuary. They represent all my learned experience from spending a week and a half working with Orton. Some things cannot be shown like having the building on 10 degree slope for drainage or having the bottom of the pool shaped in a slight cone to the middle to aid in drainage and cleaning. These drawings will be used as we work with NGO's and Ministries on the island to develop this project and secure funding, like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words or a concept drawing for that matter.

These drawing represent 48 hours of continuous work on the pc and are correct to scale. Sorry Marcy for doing nothing but this. Thank you google for allowing this software to be free so I could do this work.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary on Bequia Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

I had an amazing time with Orton at the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary. Its impossible to cover all that I learned, the video above does the best job. I produced the video using Adobe Premier (took 12hrs to make) and I recorded everything on my little Fujifilm Z3, an amazing little camera that is serving me well.

I will be working hard this week writing a proposal for Saint Lucia to have a sanctuary along with revising the concept drawings.