The Holocaust, Then and Now

I recently watched the PBS documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust, created by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein, among others.  It is a three-part presentation, each part about 2 hours and is available on-line.  I am advocating everyone watch this documentary because I believe it is important for all of us to understand … Continue reading The Holocaust, Then and Now

Houston Arbor Day – 2022

The idea of recognizing and celebrating the planting of trees was conceived by Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska journalist who later became U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland.   The first Arbor Day in Nebraska was celebrated April 10, 1874 and over the years, it evolved into a national holiday as more states recognized … Continue reading Houston Arbor Day – 2022

Let’s Not Give Up

I recently finished two interesting books that I want to share. Rising, subtitled Dispatches from the New American Shore, by Elizabeth Rush, is a comprehensive examination of how climate change is affecting sea levels - most significantly in coastal areas, like Louisiana, Florida, Long Island, San Francisco, and others in America.  She provides compelling evidence … Continue reading Let’s Not Give Up

We’re Going Solar!

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!