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“You’ll be my arms, and I’ll be your eyes”

Hi Folks:

If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s well worth watching. We first read about it in an article in the Huffington Post. In China two specially-enabled men, lifelong friends, are changing their world – one tree at a time. When he was three Jia Wenqi lost his arms […]

Happy Earth Day!

(click on image to see 4K footage from the ISS)

Happy Earth Day, everyone! As the saying goes:

“Love your Mother. Good planets are hard to find.”

Hugs, M&M

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Being Green - 'Green' Fuel?

Hi Folks:

I came across both of the articles below on the same day, and both outline similar ideas. If you’re interested in environmental topics you’re likely aware of the process for converting used fry oil into biodiesel, and the process of creating fuel oil using bacteria. But this is […]

Hero Rats

Hi Folks:

Yes, it’s been over a month since we’ve posted anything, and for those who drop by regularly we apologize for that! However, as the saying goes, “You won’t recognize the house when you come to visit; we’ve moved.” We’re now able to see actual floor instead of just […]

Walking Victoria

Hi Folks:

Spring has been well under way in Victoria for a while now, even though we did have THREE WHOLE DAYS of winter this year… BRRR… Victoria is often described as having a ‘Mediterranean climate’, but Marcia and I prefer to simply tell people that we live on an […]

The Man Who Made a Forest

Hi Folks:

Sometimes you come across a story that leaves you (almost) speechless. I am a writer, after all. Although this story appeared in the April 1, 2012 edition of ‘The Indian Times‘, it’s no April Fool’s joke. One man, two hands, two feet and thirty years created a 550 […]

Earth Hour 2012 in Victoria, BC

Hi Folks:

As you probably know, Saturday night from 8:30-9:30 local time was ‘Earth Hour‘. Originally conceived by the World Wildlife Fund and the Sydney Morning Herald in Sydney, Australia in 2007, it has since become a world-wide event. Marcia and I were wondering how much participation there would be […]

Being Green - Another Look at Solar

Hi Folks:

Normally I do my ‘Being Green‘ posts on Fridays, but this one’s been bumped a day. I’ve written two previous posts on energy from the sun: “Going Solar” and “Bottling Sunshine“, but this week I wanted to highlight a couple of ongoing projects that are really addressing this […]

Being Green - Going Beyond Design

Hi Folks: Been a little quiet here on the ‘Being Green‘ side of our blog for a while, but I wanted to take a moment to highlight a couple of articles I came across recently. Actually, in starting this I remembered a somewhat similar post I had written, which as fate would […]

Being Green - Finding Inspiration

Hi Folks:

One of the amazing things about the internet is the ability to connect people in ways that simply wasn’t possible before. The ‘net of course isn’t a ‘place’ in itself, but an international network that showcases information on every subject imaginable. I often turn to specific sites as […]