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  • Climate Change: end of year round up

    The studies regarding climate change just keep coming. I’ve been amazed at the number of studies released this year. Seems to have become a weekly occurrence. Everyday is, for me, a fluctuation between extreme anger and sadness at our lack of reaction regarding climate change. The studies pile up. Real life observations seem to back […]

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  • Senator Robert Byrd challenges King George

    Senator Robert C. Byrd from the Senate Floor: “No President is Above the Law” December 19, 2005 Americans have been stunned at the recent news of the abuses of power by an overzealous President. It has become apparent that this Administration has engaged in a consistent and unrelenting pattern of abuse against our Country’s law-abiding […]

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  • King George Spying on America

    And why shouldn’t he?! Anything goes in the war on tarrar! It’s been all over the news since the end of last week and really, it comes as no surprise. Juan Cole has an excellent post on Bush Spying on Americans: Wire tapping the telephones of American citizens without a court order is illegal. They […]

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  • Of work and carbon footprints

    This is a post I’ve thought about many times but never written. It’s about work and employment. I suppose it’s about what we do with our lives and why we do it. About the impact of our lives upon the planet. Also, I want to note that Dave over at Capital Region People recently invited […]

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  • US alone at world climate talks

    Here we go again. As the governments of countries all over the planet move to deal with the problem of climate change the US, under the leadership of Bush and Co. refuse to cooperate. The Telegraph reports: The United States was isolated last night after refusing to sign a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions […]

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  • Snow and Winter Birding

    What a great day! Took a long walk in the four inches of snow that fell today then made a big mug of hot chocolate. The birds were out and very active today so I took lots of photos: Cardinal, White Breasted Nuthatch, Black Capped Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker, and Tufted Titmouse were all there for […]

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  • Learning to create sustainable communities

    During my 12 years in Memphis, TN I had one general goal: Create a community project, we’ll call it a counter-institution, that would function as a working example of urban sustainability. Of course within this all sorts of mini-projects with their own objectives sprouted up. We grew front yard gardens, study groups, newsletters, and even […]