5-minute E-car recharge

If you have any interest in sustainability, I’d assume you’re aware that the single biggest source of global warming comes from the burning of fossil fuels. And the biggest contributors to that come from transport … planes and trucks and cars. And the biggest contributor we each control is our car. As electric cars made their entry, to challenge gas and diesel cars, the manufacturers, who are understandably reluctant to change from a product that’s been their source of profitability for a century, cited “range” as the biggest problem.… Keep reading

Millions Going Hungry

I have a friend who took a cruise last winter, got Covid-19, and was in the hospital in very serious condition for five months. Many people still don’t believe the pandemic is real – or – that it produces the catastrophic effects reported, as many of their friends test positive but are without any symptoms … so why wear masks?  Many of us have to experience a problem before its reality hits home and we take action.

I believe the biggest threat to sustainability is food – its availability and our ability to pay for it.… Keep reading

Covid-19 & Joy

It seems odd to connect concepts of more joyful living with a pandemic. But as the saying goes …

“Necessity is the motherhood of invention.”

A few years ago, as my wife and I were beginning an all-day hike, heavy rain began.  We asked what else we might do that would actually be better then what we’d been planning to do.  And we did come up with a better alternative.  Since then, whenever something arises that forces us to depart from what we were planning, we ask the same question. … Keep reading

Covid-19 & Vitamin D

Most of my blogs have been more “big picture” oriented toward sustainable living, with some “to do” elements. Here’s a blog with data concerning the effect that Vitamin D may have in dealing with Covid-19. I remember seeing a recent article suggesting that the pandemic’s impact has been worse in winter because, first, there are fewer hours of sunlight in winter and, second, people spend less time outdoors in winter. Here’s a brief summary I got from Googling …

 

Nature.com

“There is some evidence to suggest that vitamin D might help protect against becoming infected with, and developing serious symptoms of, COVID-19.Keep reading

Ishmael – 4

 (P. 260-4) “Divine intentions … It would seem … There is a sort of tendency in evolution, wouldn’t you say? If you start with those ultrasimple critters in the ancient seas and move up step by step to everything we see here now – and beyond – then you have to observe a tendency toward … complexity. And toward self-awareness and intelligence. Wouldn’t you agree? 

“That is, all sorts of creatures on this planet appear to be on the verge of attaining that self-awareness and intelligence.Keep reading