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Promised Land, part deux

Just saw a trailer for the Matt Damon movie “Promised Land”. Perhaps we should look beyond this to “Promised Land, part deux”. Having driven off the evil gas drillers and celebrated heartily, the farmers return to their farms and crops. An early hail storm destroys most of the crop, so replanting is necessary. Deeply in […]

Solar energy

There is an interesting entry on “What’s up with That” concerning some NY politicians and their belief solar power can replace grid power in after a hurricane.  The entry shows a home set-up for solar wired into the grid.  It’s worth a read. NYT, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and David Crane have no clue about […]

Venting on the Wind Industry

I have lived in Wyoming for 30 years. One outstanding element of Wyoming is the wind. It can blow 25 to 30 mph for several days. I am always taking pictures of McDonald’s golden arches on the ground, shingles blown off, trailers blown over. The wind was part of Wyoming life and I embraced it. […]

Keeping warm when the power goes out

How to survive the loss of services This topic seems very apropos in light of recent news articles about those hit by Sandy who still have no electricity or heat. Depending on the government to save you is a great way to end up cold and dark and alone. (Some complained that rich people had […]


Wandering Words


“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. - J Robert Oppenheimer.