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The Good, the Bad and the Truly Ugly…

December 31, 2010 by


Everyone, or nearly everyone, will spend a few moments reflecting on the close of the first decade of the 21st Century before beginning the next decade with a an awe inspiring hangover. We, here in the land of green opportunity, are no different. Let us review the events of the past decade in all their […]

Sara Ruto and the cell phone…

December 28, 2010 by


Here’s an opportunity (or three) for Silicon Valley – small, self contained solar generation. As the rain fell in San José on Christmas Eve I learned about Sara Ruto, an entrepreneurial woman living in a remote Kenyan village. Ms. Ruto would walk two miles on dirt paths and take a 3 hour motorcycle taxi ride […]

I Caught Her Poop!

January 15, 2010 by


You know you’ve lost your inner child if you don’t laugh at the word “poop.” Friends of mine just had their first child. A beautiful, tiny piece of art whose life consists of sleep, eat, poop and cry.  Dad spends a lot of time discussing her poop. The first (looked like tar but didn’t smell), […]

Which environmental ethos prevails?

December 29, 2009 by


A large solar project, 1.2 million panels on roughly 3,200 acres, is being proposed for the Panoche Valley, South of Hollister. The project poses an interesting question, which environmentalist gets the nod? According to the Audobon Society the issues center around wildlife habitat and corridors for travel. With several endangered species living in the valley […]

The new diet, roads, carbon and your holiday pudge…

December 23, 2009 by


If you don’t believe in global climate change, don’t bother reading on… Change happens and the affects of global climate change can be seen with the odd weather patterns, polar bears drowning and increased ocean temperatures. Entering into 2010 you might want to cut back on your carbon footprint. Right, you say, but…. First, you’ll […]

Chief Grinchly…

December 10, 2009 by


Wait! Don't throw out that grungy old window. Salvage scroungers love tear downs because that's where the recycled doors, windows and even teeny-tiny, out-of-circulation screws come from for high-end salvage retailers.