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BP Oil Spill 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We can only hope that this disaster will be a wake-up call that we need to seriously rethink our extreme dependence on oil as an energy source. As Mark Morford writes in Behold our dark, magnificent horror: As if oil wasn’t woven like oxygen into every single aspect of American life, as if fully 30 […]

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Tags: rants · the world

“The World Has Changed”

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on “The World Has Changed”

After major events like yesterday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama, I love perusing the front pages of newspapers from around the world, including the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times, shown below (SF Chronicle PDF of today’s front page here). It’s also fun to navigate the interactive Newseum map and mouse over locations around […]

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Tags: politics · the world

1.20.2009: A Day to Remember

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on 1.20.2009: A Day to Remember

 “On this day we gather because we have chosen hope over fear.” – President Barack Obama, January 20, 2009 This is a day for history. And we were all here to witness it. Congratulations, President Obama! You are bringing hope and change to the nation and to the world.   (Above photo from NY Times)

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Walk & Eat Less Meat, Save the Planet

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on Walk & Eat Less Meat, Save the Planet

I was really glad to see this story in Sunday’s Times Union — Fighting fat and climate change: One numbers-crunching scientist calculates that if all Americans between 10 and 74 walked just half an hour a day instead of driving, they would cut the annual U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, by […]

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Tags: food · the world

South Lake Tahoe Fire

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on South Lake Tahoe Fire

My uncle Joe, a lifelong firefighter in South Lake Tahoe, and his family live directly across from the area impacted by the tremendous wildfire that’s been raging since Monday. They’ve been in my thoughts and I’m hoping for the best in terms of their health, safety, and property. The last update I heard from my […]

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Astonishing Numbers

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Astonishing Numbers

“Depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the US every five seconds.” And other mind-boggling stats and images. (Thanks, Matt, for the link.)

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My Times Union Letter

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

On Feb. 11, the Times Union ran this story: A quick change / High-speed Internet is transforming the Capital Region, where the economy increasingly depends on the digital world. Today they printed my response to that story: Telecommuting helps environment, business. Here’s my scan of it, too: If more people telecommuted, the world would be […]

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Tags: technology · the world

An Inconvenient Truth

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 · 1 Comment

I just finished watching An Inconvenient Truth. If you haven’t already seen it, please do. Then take action. And encourage others to do the same. Here’s what I’ve already done in the past 5 minutes or so to help make a small difference to make the air we breathe and the planet we live on […]

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Tags: movies · the world

RIP: James Kim

Friday, December 8th, 2006 · Comments Off on RIP: James Kim

CNET has created a very nice memorial to James Kim, their Senior Editor who sacrificed his own life to save his family after their car got stuck in the snow in the Oregon wilderness. After a 7-day search for Kim, his body was found earlier this week. I think maybe this story hits close to […]

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9/11: 5 Years Later

Monday, September 11th, 2006 · Comments Off on 9/11: 5 Years Later

What’s left to say on this day that hasn’t already been said? For those of us who lived through and watched the horrible attacks on our country unfold 5 years ago today, it is a day we’ll never forget. It is a day to honor and remember those who were killed. My heart goes out […]

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