26 March 2011

How to transition to a clean energy future

The best bridge is efficiency and conservation.  We can save 5 times as much as we 'need to create' simply by putting people to work making efficient appliances, redoing our idiotic grid, decentralizing systems, doubling CAFE standards, insulating houses, building smaller, efficient structures instead of these massive glass behemoths...turn off the lights visible from the moon...install pv panels on every roof that has a solar exposure, micro hydro which does not interrupt spawning or flow of rivers, geo thermal, tidal, wind...we have a wonderful opportunity to accomplish these things now, we have the workforce idle and raring to go...we have unused manufacturing capacity...we need to return to the optimistic "can do" spirit instead of the doom and gloom we've been hearing.  Instead we have conservative morons and liberal pussies in Congress...which gives us a representative government of moronic pussies...time to get off of our asses and get something done.  


Or perish.

24 March 2011

Sadhana

The hermit had been waiting for a letter from his long lost love for many years...his beard had grown long, gardens flourished...many moons had waxed and waned.  One day he heard the bell which signaled a letter had been placed in the box at the end of his path.  He dressed for the weather and walked, looking at the beauty of the flowers in the rain.  Upon opening the box he found a letter addressed to him from his long lost love.  Closing the box and seeing sunlight streaming through the misty clouds he slowly walked back to his retreat, breathing the fresh, moist air.  He placed the letter visibly at the center of his small table.  He gazed at it while he lit a fire beneath his water kettle.  He selected a few dried herbs hanging from his rafters with which to make tea.  Yes!  These would be just right.  He put his cup beside the letter, crumpling just the right amount of leaves into it he then poured the steaming water.  He sat.  Smelling the herbs brewing and feeling the presence of the as yet unopened letter, he waited.  He was letting the sadhana build.

Simplify...it's a global imperative now.

We make choices, we decide what our priorities are, and we give up certain things to gain others. Adding more and more to our list of “hav...