“Note from Mikey:
I’m leaving this oddball of a page up mostly because – to remove it would be to sanitize some of the little quirky things Steve thought were important to share – with little concern for how they might translate down the road…
Maybe – if I come across enough of them – I can collect them somewhere that makes a bit more sense. He has a lot of personal stuff related to his declining health posted in a few places. It’s quite sad to read actually – and was even harder to watch. Maybe – some little thought bubble will come along and provide the missing piece that lets me know what to do with stuff like this – rather than just delete it… Until then…”
Herman-Harvey, Steve’s pet gnome ▼ says; “Oh gee, we are so sorry! But this web site has no “Member’s Only” pages!
If you want those and all their “hidden beer stein information,” then you will just have to join “Stein Collector’s International (SCI).”
Or you might want to join one of the “pay-$$’s-for-beer-stein-info!!” sites. They would love to take your money for info you can probably find somewhere else on the net for free “
PS: “And oh, in case you have forgotten your “pass-word”; not to worry – We don’t use “pass-words” either!”
AND SO FOR THE CONCLUSION OF YEARS 2012 (This applies to the rest of the new decade also!) Carl’s passage below is dedicated to all the members in Stein Collector’s International (SCI) who as my good friend (A SCI Master Steinologist, and beer stein book author) Mike Wald was so found of saying, ” .would sell their mother to buy a Mettlach!”
“THE PALE BLUE DOT.”
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” Carl Sagen, 1934 – 1996.
[Photo: Photograph by NASA-NOAA-GSFC-Suomi NPP-VIIRS-Norman Kuring]
And when you find a spare moment, please listen to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4egb2gpIg4&feature=related
Happy stein collecting everyone!
STEVE , 2011 – 2013
7- 23 -13: For photo shots of Earth as a real “blue dot”, please see: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/23jul_palebluedot/
“How many times is it appropriate to say, “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?