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Pour Some (Brazilian) Sugar On Me

It has been said that the North Korean diplomatic outpost in Uzbekistan has probably the worst diplomatic staff on the face of the earth.  The second worst is probably the staff of the Brazilian Consulate in Los Angeles.  Horror stories ...

Farewell, Ericka

We are sad to share the news that Ericka Norman was lost in last week's Haiti earthquake. Here are just a few words from her sister: Ericka IS one of God's special ones and we are all better for having been allowed ...

Haiti – Ericka Norman

The horrible tragedy in Haiti is affecting many of us.  I'm posting this for a friend who now lives in Singapore--her maid of honor works for the UN and is now missing:   Hello All, I wanted to contact you all to let ...

Delivery with some Seoul

When I lived in Korea during the mid-90s, one of the simple pleasures in life was having everything delivered.  Whether it was the yogurt lady, adorned in yellow vinyl in case the tropical monsoon storms suddenly unleashed their fury; the ...

Stop or I’ll plug in!

I was amused when someone passed on this story of what some park rangers in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands are using to foil bikers who are off-roading illegally.  They are riding what you may be seeing a ...

A Tall Order

The frenzy over biofuels has often ended with unhappy results.  Corn-based ethanol in the US served to only increase food prices and cause even more pollution in the Gulf of Mexico.  The quest for palm-oil based fuels has deforested way ...

Biohope in BC

I have mentioned several times the potential for dimethyl ether (DME) as a viable fuel source.  The race for harvesting DME is between East Asia, Sweden, and now Canada.  Another company, Calgary-based GV Energy, has plans on opening a DME ...

Basque-ing in Renewables

While most European Union member states are flummoxed in trying to reach that 20% renewables goal by 2020, Spain is quietly a leader in the race.  The country aims to have 30% of its electricity needs met by renewables by ...
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