Just because I am an admitted “nature lover,” that does not mean I have an equal affection for everything in and about nature. Who does? I mean, does anyone really love mosquitoes? Cockroaches? Hurricanes? Natural pests and disasters aside, there is one thing about nature in particular that is always hard to love or even […]
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After recently going through and surviving (albeit not unscathed) the ordeal of moving from Harrisonburg to Charlottesville, Virginia, I have been reflecting a bit on the various ways I made this new place into my homeplace. In turn, making this place my home also entailed making it another sacred place for me. And, in turn, […]
As it warms, our world is running out of fresh water – fast. Lakes, aquifers and rivers are disappearing, but we consume more water than ever. What will this mean for North America?
Helveta, specializes in supply chain tracking systems that give companies the ability to track any and every item in their supply chain. In forestry, this means that it can link barcodes and radio identifiers to individual trees and map them using GPS and Helveta’s proprietary software. Using these tags, it allows timber producers to demonstrate […]
“Nobody is asking us to love others more than we love ourselves,” said the “poet president” of Tanzania Julius Nyerere. “But those of us who have been lucky enough to receive a good education have a duty also to help to improve the well being of the community to which we belong; is part of […]
Autumn brings with it many things to look forward to. An end to the dog days of summer. The return of migratory birds like the white-throated sparrow and junco, the specific species varying by location. Earlier sunsets and later sunrises. And of course the changing of the leaves. Ah, yes, the changing of the leaves. […]
There’s nothing sustainable about the $700 billion Federal bailout plan for the decomposing financial sector of the US financial system. Americans know it, judging by the outpouring of objections sent to US legislators and reflected in national polls this past week. According to various estimates by experts in the financial industry, the proposal to let […]
Over the past few months, my own blogging output has dropped dramatically as I’ve focused on “behind the scenes” efforts for the larger GO Media network. While that was a necessary step, and one that’s contributed to the network’s dramatic growth over the past few months, I’ve also really missed blogging. Building a company is […]
This is Part 3 of an unintended series regarding state laws pertaining to motorist and cyclist interactions on the road. Part 1 includes the actual statutes, along with a little flavor crackle pop. Part 2 is the first portion of the rebuttal to a motorist/non-cyclist’s complaint that my blog post was biased. Earlier, I posted […]
As this is the third post in about 24 hours to mention our friends at Green Living Ideas, you may be thinking we’re on their payroll. Nope… not sure they can afford us…;-) Yesterday, Sean let me know about a little giveaway they’re holding, and I immediately agreed to participate. It’s pretty simple: just register […]
This post is by Gernot Wagner, an economist in the Climate & Air program at Environmental Defense Fund. A picture is worth a thousand words: Source: Architecture2030, based on data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
T. Boone Pickens, a billionaire Texan known for many things over his 84 years I’m sure, has been on television and YouTube touting his conversion. Pickens is known for building wealth through oil and hardball business tactics, but of late has been talking up the need to use wind power and natural gas for a […]
Sometimes nature blows you over like an angry breath from Boreas, Greek god of the north wind. Other times, though, and probably more often, nature sneaks up on you like a snake slithering through the grass to catch a witless mouse. Nature can be loud and dazzling and catch you whether you will or no, […]