Souvenir Logs.

From time to time log homes have come or been brought to public attention. First and foremost was as a political symbol in the 1844 presidential election, when log cabins won the vote for William Henry Harrison. They persist as an attribute of Abraham Lincoln, both man and myth. Pictures of log buildings also found fame early in the 20th century — on postcards.

Today, a profusion of these «postals» awaits collectors who are fascinated by log homes, not to mention log hotels, log post offices, log train depots, log jails, log gas stations, log churches and practically anything else

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Show time

Set high on a misty pass above Magoebaskloof in Limpopo, Kuhestan is at its most spectacular in spring.

Driving the 12km from the village of Haenertsburg to Kuhestan Organic Farm in Limpopo first impressions are of a valley steeped in a rosy glow. Thanks to the abundant swathes of azalea bushes that line the road with colour, everything is pink. Bursts of pure white and apricot are thrown in for good measure but it’s the cerise and the crimson that really set the tone. Shahrzad and Brett Hone run a raspberry and avocado farm from this lush part of the

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The Monster Energy MX Nationals circus hit the Raymond Terrace MX Central facility in preparation for the 2013 season. It was a chance for teams to have a hit-out on the track that will host the first round of the 2013 season and for the media to see the teams in action. Promoter Kevin Williams officially introduced the 2013 series with a press conference before the teams took to the track for the first time. Monster Energy Kawasaki debuted its new-look machines as well as new rider Adam Monea. Jay

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Well, it must be like beating a dead horse because every month when I write to the DA guys I always say I’m busy. I’m not lying this time, though — I’ve been flat out.

I think I’m about four days late on the column deadline and I’m lying in my motel on a Monday night getting goggles ready for the first GNCC tomorrow, so you guys should feel lucky I took the time to wrote this up. Ha!

So I’m proud to say that my team has come together and once we set everything up at the track this

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Raw Talent

Automotive freelance George Williams, 20, has already forged an impressive career, with high profile clients such as Toyota, McLaren and Top Gear Magazine. He speaks to David Land about his unique ‘ style, and the pros- and cons of achieving success so young

“I like to be a bit wild and wacky, such as having a large shadow behind the car but with the car perfectly lit”

Surrey-based automotive free¬lance George Williams produces work with a strong style which, to the untrained eye, might be mistaken for CGI. However, he is adamant that he wants to keep his work ‘real’.

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Planning a location suoot

Craig Roberts explains the do’s and don’ts of planning your own successful location shoot

The key to a successful shoot is the planning. The event, especially where landscapes are concerned, is not all about taking the picture, but rather the work that goes into arriving at the location at the correct time, in the right conditions, fully prepared. Some planning and a little homework — days, weeks or even months in advance — go a long way in helping to prepare for a successful shoot.

Getting to know the location as much as possible before you even arrive not only

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Pentax WG-3 GPS. Adventure Time!

Another rugged compact camera hits the stores, in the form of the Pentax WG-3 GPS. But is it the best?

Rugged cameras are the early 2000s equivalent of cell phones—at least look wise. They are uniquely designed, come in a myriad of colours and if they fall, are capable of denting the floor without a scratch to themselves. Pentax has a whole line of rugged cameras, and new on the block is the WG-3. It has been labeled as ‘adventure proof’ by the company, but how does that translate to actually using the camera?


The WG-3 was launched in

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More hours in the day. Its one thing everyone wants, and yet its impossible to attain. But what if you could free up signifcant time—maybe as much as 20% of your workday—to focus on the responsibilities that really matter?

We’ve spent the past three years studying how knowledge workers can become more productive and found that the answer is simple: Eliminate or delegate unimportant tasks and replace them with value-added ones. Our research indicates that knowledge workers spend a great deal of their time—an average of 41%—on discretionary activities that ofer little personal satisfaction and could be handled competently by others. So why do they keep doing them? Because ridding oneself of work is easier said than done. We instinctively cling to tasks that make us feel busy and thus important, while our bosses, constantly striving to do more

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What do Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Peter the Great?

MODERN neuropsychiatrist would do anything to get rid of these great people from diseases that helped them go down in history

Disease prophets

Three great conqueror, by which (at least partly) developed by Time-Western culture and modern borders of Europe, had something in common. All three nature endowed disease, which in ancient times was considered sacred — epilepsy. «The Alexander the Great had epileptic seizures, likely as a result of injuries received in battle — says neurologist Alexander Himochko. — Uncontrollable rage into which he fell from time to time, apparently, was a consequence of the disease. In epilepsy sometimes

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Looking Through My Logbooks

A record of an aviation life

TUCKED AWAY in A drawer, or a box, or carried with us on every flight is something that all pilots from Lindbergh to the newest Young Eagle share. A pilot logbook. Logbooks may be utilitarian records required to meet FAA requirements for training and currency, but for some, they can be so much more.

Early pilots recorded their flight time in minutes. Perhaps the flights were so short that minutes were a better representation of their experience. By the time I made my first entry, tenths of an hour were the accepted means of

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