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Archive for October, 2010

Ever wonder why there were so many scandals about the spotted owl and Julia Butterfly in the ’90’s that we don’t hear about anymore? Maybe you’re like me, and you can’t remember, or were too young to follow all the nuances of this story. Or maybe this is one of the many complex stories about […]


Most trips you make in town are less than 2-miles. That’s a pretty easy bike ride, even in hilly parts of the Bay Area. So why drive?


Apparently conservative media outlets are all atwitter about White House advisers calling for a change in terminology from ‘global warming’ to something more accurately descriptive of the changes taking place in our environment, like ‘global climate disruption’. I’m glad someone is noticing an effort on the part of progressive-leaning policy makers to formulate a more […]