Whale Poop is Nature’s Perfect Carbon Offset

Life is messy, and I don’t just mean figuratively. Literal mess, muck, puke, and poop. We may like to distance ourselves from it as much as possible, but just as we all put our pants on one leg and a time, we all generate the stuff. And good thing we … Continue reading

BP Horror Show Continues – Yacht, Memo, Now Turtles Burned Alive

It just doesn’t seem to stop. Everyday there’s another horror, revelation, or uncovering of yet another lie, or misstatement of the truth if you want to be kind about it. I’m not so sure I do. Too many of BP’s actions, and inactions in other cases, have left me totally … Continue reading

Palm Oil Production – Orangutans Extinct in 10 Years?

We hear about good oils and bad oils – the eating kind not the crude kind – as they relate to our health. And we hear about the bad done to our planet because of the latter, but not usually the former. But it turns out great damage is being … Continue reading

BP Cartoon Break

Not that I want to put my head in the sand, hide from view of the damage caused by human arrogance and denial, (BP anyone?), but perhaps a dip or two into the sand is allowed. Part of what makes the ongoing insanity in the Gulf of Mexico even more … Continue reading

Changes – Steps in a River Versus Looking to the Sky

“You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.” I’ve heard a few variations of this great quote, and wanted to know who was responsible for it. Funny how we can say something without always thinking where it comes from. And … Continue reading

More SeaWorld Deaths – Whales This Time

I went searching for any kind of update on Tilikum, wondering if any changes were in the offing regarding whales in captivity. I found little new about Tilikum himself, but did learn that, “Two killer whales at SeaWorld Orlando are pregnant, with one due in a matter of weeks. SeaWorld … Continue reading

Grocery Store Wars Video Still Playing

I first saw this great little video parody when it first came out a few years ago, but I hadn’t seen it since. I’m so glad Grocery Store Wars is still floating about as it was really fun to see it again. A classic example of how humour can deliver … Continue reading

Buy or Make Your Own Solar Oven

Did you ever try that goofy idea that seems to just float about, the one where you cook an egg on the hot pavement? Well, I confess I have, tried that is, without much success. Maybe got just a little of the edges almost to turn opaque. But it was … Continue reading

That’s No Shrub, That’s a Car (Electric Vehicle)

Now I’ve seen everything. Or at least something I never would have even thought of, let alone imagined would actually exist. A solar-powered EV (electric vehicle) that looks like a bush, an ordinary manicured shrub. The Terrestrial Shrub Rover was designed and built by New York-based artist Justin Shull, “whose … Continue reading

17th Century Predictions of Robert Boyle Came True

The Royal Society in London, England, is currently celebrating its 350th anniversary with an artifact exhibit which includes a fascinating Robert Boyle document. Scientist Robert Boyle was one of the society’s founders, but what makes him even more noteworthy is that he created a “wish list” of sorts in the … Continue reading