Slide show (above) has some background info.

For R&D activities, click links forLatest 2015 FQXI Essay, War for Existence
Unknown Shores or...My1959Thesis
USMS Site , For short Open Water interview with Greta Andersen and Vito Bialla in Hollywood and Farallon History! ClickHere!

Comments also invited at our our new blog, a new WIP. Click here
Click on Pic for ChaseHill Outfitters..
SdogV's Diane and Umbra lives gone, but onward.. Note

Contents: (Click your interest)

ButtonSwimming; (Umbra/Ted and marathon -10 miles or more - swimmers)

ButtonSwim Promo; (Of benefit to swimmers, promoters, and advertisers)

ButtonVideo Promo/Sales; (Video archive catalog and sample excerpts)

Jon Erikson Page: (WIP) Jon Erikson swim, work, and family stuff)

ButtonHappenings ;(Old and new activities in Chicago and around the world.)

ButtonPersonal: (Family/wedding pictures, original writings, and what have you stuff.)

Special info quick links to:

For Sale page:Condo apt. and misc. stuff
Swim promo: Turkey's Bosporous 2010?
SCRIBD: Thermo, Panpsychism, R&D
Chapter: Phil.Evol'n, (Book, Sept,'10)

2002 Chicago Shoreline swim. Details
Diary: Fiascos, '02, Farallon, misc..
Marathons 2005: FINA Open Water
English Channel site: Proving ground
Diane hospital story: Hospital screwups
Promotions: Video/Swimarium©

JonChannelSwim: Map. (Page at left.)

Trib Cover
QT video excerpts here! Earth

Tetrahedrons define our world!

Go deeper,
and ripples become waves!

Dive In!!

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Swim Promotion
3-Generation family swim inTurkey?, 2011

In memory of Diane Richards and Umbra donors are listed here. You
may order marbles, strobes, or VHS /DVD productions (below).

Friends of Diane:

Jon and Debra ERIKSON, Pam and Kevin PERKINS, Michael and Betty PAESLER, John and Suzanne MOEN, Jim and Elaine VAN PROYEN, Suzanne ERFUTH, Anthony C. LARWETH, Dale and Isabel PETRANECH, Rosemary GEORGE/Mansour BADAWI, Donald SIMMONS, Jim CALLAHAN, Judy TORKELSON, Jack RUSNAK, BEST BUY (Keenan), The Mudcats Dixieland Jazz band, AAAA Auto Care, Inc., Woodlawn Tap, CMI, Inc, Attorney Robert C. MORTON, Frank MADEKA, and .....

Red Globe Blinker

Beyond The Pool

is for Diane and Umbra lives on in UMBRA, THE LAST SWIM
Play Movie (~ 60 minutes)
0: Umbra Dogmentry, her life and verve (~18 min.)
1: Pre Last Swim, Flight to Canakkale and preparations(~8 min.)
2: The Last Swim, unpublished '97 Dardanelle swim with interview by Dixie Dean(~19 min.)
3: Her Last Days, five hospitl/vet visits(~ 6 min.)
4: Her Last Hours, killed and burned (~ 9 min.).
Ckick to view 30-sec trailer,
Precis384Kb OR Precis684Kb
.A Swimming Dog....Umbra in Water..Video Production©2004.

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Turkish pilot (Istanbul)
Service dogs (Delta)
Bad Dogs
National Geographic
Turkish Airlines
Haci Bekir (Turkey)
The Black Dog
Turkey's Olympics
Dardanelles Air

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SdogV's web host
SdogV Turnkey source
Domain naming
HTML elements
HTML validating
DV Central
Desktop video
Favorite search No.1
Scirus Science search
Ask Jeeves
The Straight Dope
Hospital Grade Search

Tech Stuff

Physics Myths
Gravity views
Algebraic Surfaces
Fibonacci #'s
What is Reality?
The Technium

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