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Johnny BeBarter

Last night, we continued through our DVD queue by watching Johnny Belinda, a 1948 movie for which Jane Wyman won an Academy Award.  Wyman plays a young deaf and dumb (dated movie, eh?) woman who finds a doctor that brings ...

General Hospital

I don’t think we’ll see organic food on flights anytime soon.  Well, of course we don’t see food on flights period.  But if you’re in Northern California and happen to get sick, you may feel better about having a Kaiser ...

No more tears!

Our road to energy independence will involve small, incremental, and localized steps.  One step I’d like to see turned into leaps is for homes and businesses to create their own energy, and even contribute to their neighbors and local grid—it ...

Berry Good Time!

I’ve mentioned that gardening has become a happily consuming hobby of mine.  Of course, not all of us can garden in our yards or patio, but instead of spending your paycheck at some awful amusement park or watching some surly ...

Grand Central

Los Angeles is often the straw man when you read about California’s environmental problems.  The left screams bloody murder at the thought of offshore drilling.  Conservative farmers ask why “their” water is going to swimming pools in Southern California.  LA ...

Deere Corporations,

I cannot help but smirk when I hear big business wants government out of its way.  The nasty truth is that business is all for regulations when the rules are in their favor.   Changing the rules in favoring some industries often ...

Farmer Jane

I've been out of academia for a years, so I don't give much thought issues such as, for example, gender roles.  Maybe this is because my 150-plus page master's thesis from years back looked at issues in every which way, ...

Better than Bean-o?

I won’t go through the statistics detailing how much energy and water that livestock producers need to produce a pound of beef; you can look that up easily online.   What I will tell you that if you think there’s no interest ...

Think outside the box!

Okay, having worked and lived in Silicon Valley, I really hate that term. I know what it means, but it ranks up with cliché’s such as “Don’t go there,” “Do you have the bandwidth,” “I’m so over it,” etc. So I ...

Going Green by Pigging Out?

Pollution from agriculture and animal husbandry are the elephants in the room that many in and out of the green movement don’t want to talk about.  But if you take a look at some of the most polluted towns in ...
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