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November 2014

Soapbox Saturday: SNL Misses the Bill

Yeah, it was funny, but it was also incorrect!  SNL nailed the Schoolhouse Rock parody with Obama smacking that pesky Bill right down the capital steps.  Unfortunately, the savvy comedy routine got the details all wrong on executive orders and the President’s feelings about such a bill. … Read the rest

Wild Friday: Invasivores

Now that you are done eating everything you want, maybe it is time to eat something for the good of it!  That is what invasivores consider to be the reason for adding invasive species to their menus!   Lion fish, Asian carp and blue catfish are just some of the “fish-zilla” species that are ending up on a fork. … Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: The Thanksgiving Salmon Story

In honor of the following true story about Thanksgiving salmons, I share this recent video featuring repeat salmon deliveries.  Watch it and you will see…

Now then, I met my in-laws for the first time on Thanksgiving Day, and being  consummate hosts they included a beautiful salmon in their dinner menu as some of those attending the meal no longer ate fowl but did eat fish. … Read the rest

Techie Tuesday: Let’s Encrypt the Entire Internet!

Free and easy security certificates – what a dream come true for webmasters and lovers of privacy!  Let’s Encrypt was announced this week (but won’t be ready to use until the second quarter of 2015)  “a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit.” It’s the product of years of work from engineers at Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, Electronic Frontier Foundation, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan.… Read the rest

Wild Frisday: Canada Flooded With Liberal Refugees?

The Manitoba Herald doesn’t really exist. But if it did, it would say the flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration.  Lampoonists insist the recent actions of the Tea Party and the fact Republicans won the Senate are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray, and to agree with Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck.… Read the rest

Techie Tuesday: Solar Power Cloth

Forget bulky solar panels, new solar cloth can be used on carports, tents and other places that won’t hold up much weight.  A British company has invented lightweight photovoltaic fabric that can be stretched across parking lots or on buildings that can’t hold heavy loads, such as sports stadiums with lightweight, retractable roofs.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Free Fruit For All

Public spaces should be planted out with edible things, I have always insisted.  And now here is a community park and garden in Bloomington Indiana that did just that very thing!  Here is a bit about the Community Orchard written by Ross Gay:

It’s easy enough for me to remember this orchard, with its numerous varieties of 100 or so fruit trees (apples, peaches, pears, plums, paw paw, cherries, jujubes, figs, and more) and equal number of fruit bushes, vines, and flowers, as little more than a flat expanse of mowed grass.… Read the rest

Wild Friday: Time Lapse Pregnancy!

Watch a woman explode! Well, time lapse photography of a pregnant woman growing larger and then … !  This video is fun not only for the people changing day by day, but also the room and its contents morph a little over time in an interesting fashion.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Sustainable Buzz This Thursday!

Join me and the Sustany Foundation for our annual party under the stars along the Hillsborough River this Thursday evening.

Do you enjoy local restaurants, craft beers, spirits and wine?  If so be sure to check out The 7th Annual Sustainable Buzz on Thursday, 11/13/14 at the Straz.   … Read the rest