One of the fun things we typically do on Christmas Day is catch up with distant friends and relatives – now even more enjoyable since “video” calls are so easy and affordable. On one of our calls this year, we learned about a gift someone received – and it was associated with Toto. My first … Continue reading A Clean and Green Christmas Gift
A couple of years ago I posted “The Most Important Thing You Can Do” to address global warming and climate change is to talk about it with your neighbors and friends. This past weekend I had the opportunity to do just that. A few weeks earlier, a good friend of ours asked me if I … Continue reading Talking About Climate Change
Since I posted that we were having solar panels installed on our home, (We’re Going Solar) I’ve had several discussions with people wanting to know more about what led us to this decision. In addition to how everything works, I’ve repeatedly heard the statement, “Well, that sounds interesting, but I need to see the numbers … Continue reading Show Me The Numbers
Typical solar residential diagram. Unlike most configurations, SunPower's inverters are integrated into the solar panels providing higher performance. Recently we moved from an 80-unit, urban condo, into a single-family home in the suburbs. Our condo had shared common spaces (including the roof) and to implement solar panels for our entire building would require pursuing agreement … Continue reading We’re Going Solar!
A few days ago, my wife shared with me an article from the NY Times titled, Where Are All the Wild Things, Daddy? It is written by a father of a two-year old girl and he is wondering if he is doing his daughter a disservice by sharing with her books, he enjoyed in his … Continue reading Where Are All the Wild Things, Daddy?
The future of our planet is in our hands. Tomorrow, April 22, 2021, is Earth Day - a good time to think about what we need to do to save our planet. A couple of days ago there was a feature in the New York Times that explains what climate change is and what we … Continue reading Earth Day, 2021
It’s been a couple of months since my last post and the break from the weekly routine has been rewarding. Everyone should take a vacation now and then to recharge their batteries. Texas Governor Greg Abbott A lot has happened in the last couple of months. Personally, I participated in a 4-day electrical blackout and … Continue reading Hello Again
For the past two years, I’ve written and posted every Tuesday morning, focusing on some aspect of climate change or global warming, with the intent of making specific choices to save our planet. Hopefully, by sharing what I’m learning and doing, more people would adopt behaviors that further that objective. Most of the topics for … Continue reading Happy New Year, Earth
I’ve been following the announced appointments of the Biden administration relative to energy and climate issues, and so far, I’m impressed. After four dismal years of the T***p administration’s systematic dismantling of environmental protections and policies, it’s as though Planet Earth said “Call in the Cavalry” and Biden and his new team appeared, riding over … Continue reading Call In The Cavalry
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,courage to change the things I can,and wisdom to know the difference. There are several versions of this prayer, but the above version is the most commonly quoted one, and known as the Serenity Prayer. Many individuals, including Saint Francis of Assisi, have been … Continue reading The Serenity Prayer