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July 2009 Blog Posts (9)

The Vivid Man, by Bert Woodall

When George Tilley first moved to the small town in the low mountains he sometimes felt out of place, conspicuous even. But he was never anywhere near as conspicuous as the old guy George was watching cross the street.



This man would have been conspicuous at a convention of vaudevillian golfers: He was wearing polyester knit trousers of a vivid Easter-egg-yellow-on-bright-white plaid, along with an impossibly bright, saffron-yellow shirt… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on July 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What to do with all your veggies

All those fresh veggies making you happy? Kimberly was ecstatic about her Seaside, OR radishes when I visited the Seaside hostel.

While I was in Portland, PedalPalooza occurred. It's an insane annual biking festival.… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on July 25, 2009 at 11:13am — No Comments

"Everybody wants to go green, but nobody wants to pay for it."

I hear that statement all the time. Everybody likes to talk about going green, but if it costs anything, the eyes glaze over, and the conversation is over. So is that really true?



The situation with the economy is dire. I understand. There are many people who have lost their jobs. I understand. How can I understand? I'm one of them. I was also part of a corporate lay-off earlier this year. I am divorced, so I have no other back-up income. I do understand -- more than you… Continue

Added by Marty Harrelson on July 20, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

Caucasian Smaucasian

by Bert Woodall



Looking for a job offers a wealth of unpleasantries and irritations but one in particular pops up every time I file an application. Specifically, I am asked to specify an ethnicity. A short list of options is presented from which I am asked to choose exactly one. Of course for me there is really just one option and I take it: I lie.



Invariably I tick the little circle beside “Caucasian” (also sometimes presented as “Caucasian, non-Hispanic”) and just as… Continue

Added by Bert Woodall on July 15, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Solar power to pressurize rain barrel water

Once you have a rain barrel, and it's collecting the water, how do you move the water to where it's needed? That's the question James Fisher from Peachtree City, GA asked himself. After hauling buckets and buckets of water to his

wife's flower gardens, he decided there must be a better way. Since he is a systems engineer by trade, he designed a solar-powered water pumping system that would pressurize the water so he could use it with his yard sprinklers and misting units. Then his… Continue

Added by Marty Harrelson on July 13, 2009 at 2:40pm — No Comments

* Reduce your CO2's & produce more Fruit *

Did you know you can reduce CO2 and Methane by removing biodegradiable fruit and vegetable scraps from your trash?
The combination makes great soil I put my compost material (kitchen scraps) in the middle of our banana patch.
Now the trees fruit in abundance with large delicious bananas. This is because all the nutrients.
And our trash is fresh and eco-friendly :)

Added by Monica Carter on July 10, 2009 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Newnan's Lake

Did you know Gainesville has a huge 6,800 acre lake abundant with wildlife, birds and flowers of all kinds? Located 5 minutes from the University of Florida? Let me introduce you to Newnan's Lake; a beautiful, ancient waterway that is vital to 80 nesting Bald Eagles, and solely feeds Paynes Prairie State Preserve. Gainesville's Best Kept Secret. . . . With 27 miles of shoreline you'll never run out of things to do! Newnan's Lake needs our help. . . . This lake is thousands of years old, and… Continue

Added by Monica Carter on July 9, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Local Salvaged Materials From The 1870 McCredie House Of Micanopy For Sale

Owners Tom Smith and Edith Williams have hired local deconstruction artists The Bearded Brothers as well as Fro of Superior Woodwork...Click here for full post

Added by michael amish on July 3, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

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