I was experimenting with mailing list / newsletter hosting alternatives this week. I just wanted something a little more basic. Something a little easier to manage so I'm not spending excess time tweaking in the settings to make this email look right. I spent some time with Revue and Tiny Letter both of which seemed very promising. But as it turns out, Mailchimp is still the best option. Mailchimp has way too many features I will never use and the formatting will bug me forever but the alternatives are actually too basic. Also, exporting all the contacts wasn't working in Tiny Letter even though they are owned by Mailchimp?! Anyway, nothing is changing this week.
And that concludes a pointless and unnecessary story to kick off this weeks newsletter.

Bedmounds went to print last Monday at Wilco Art Books in Amersfoort, Netherlands!
You can now pre-order it on the Yoffy Press website! Use coupon code "mounds4you" at checkout to get free shipping. 
We expect the book to be out sometime in mid December. It will make the perfect holiday gift.

Photo by Wilco Art Books
Super shoutout to Cash App for the production funding.
An eel weir on the Delaware River

Have you ever seen or heard of an eel weir? I see this weir from RT97 all the time and I have always wondered about it. 

A couple of Google searches led me to Eeling on the Delaware (2009) about Jim Fredericks who, based on that video, I am almost certain the weir pictured above belongs to.

There are only a few people who fish for eel in the Delaware River. Ray Turner is probably the most well known. There is a short documentary about him called eel water rock man and Nat Geo featured him on their show "Filthy Riches". Look at how ridiculous and unnecessarily dramatic this clip isHe's based in Hancock, NY which is about an hour north west from Lumberland.
His shop is called Delaware Delicacies Smoke Shop

An eel fishing license is only $20. If you have a license does that mean you can construct a weir in the middle of the river? It's hard to tell from the photos here but there are signs on the left and right of the mouth of the weir directing river rafters to go around. I have so many more questions. 

Eel Weir 
Land for Sale on The Delaware River

On Saturday morning I went and looked at this just listed property in Lumberland, NY. It is currently being used as a Tentrr site.

The property has the old D&H Canal (fascinating history alert!) running through it and I suppose at one time the current owner built an amphitheater here. Wait. What?!
This place is amazing!
They are asking 130K. Per acre this is high for the area but finding secluded river front property is really hard to come by. I actually think the asking price seems fair and there always seems to be a little wiggle room.

Basically what I would do is get rid of that Tentrr nonsense and bring in an airstream trailer. I wouldn't want to build a permanent structure here. Then I would turn the rest of the property into a sculpture park. I know a few artists that I would ask to install permanent and/or temporary pieces here and then build a larger collection from there. This place could be a real deal destination. 

Pros: Beautiful, Secluded, Electricity, Waterfront, Amphitheater, Zoned Commercial and Residential, Taxes only 3800/yr.

Cons: No Septic, Road noise from RT97 (motorcycles), occasional train noise, potential for flooding in a 100 year storm. 

Anyone reading this want to go in 50/50 with me? Email me and let's talk. 

Oh... Just down river from the property you can see Jim Fredericks weir.
Waterfrontage at the property we are going to buy together

Watch: Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel - There have been 25 seasons of this show and I have probably watched every single episode. I don't even watch sports! The stories covered here are absolutely incredible. Every other episode will have a segment that will make me cry. It's like 60 Minutes for sports but that shouldn't be confused with 60 Minutes Sports that Showtime runs and isn't nearly as good. If you haven't been watching this show you're missing out. 

Find : how lonely, to be a marsh by Madeline Cass - I'd say buy it but it sold out. One of the best photo books I've picked up this year. Hopefully Madeline releases a second edition.

Listen: Among The Deplorables A Conversation with Andrew Marantz on the Sam Harris podcast - Damn. There is so much here, it's hard to explain. It's so dense and it's so complicated. You're probably not actually going to listen but you won't regret it if you do. Actually, you probably will. 

Pre-Order - Bedmounds by Noah Kalina - Use code "mounds4you" to get free shipping! Thank you for the support! 

I'm in Los Angeles November 3-10th. I'll be attending Adobe Max the 3-5th. Let me know if you'll be around. 

See you soon - 
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