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Archives for December, 2009

Jared Diamond Done Drunk the Kool-Aid

Last year I was invited to speak at a Green Energy Event in the West. Most such events make their actual money from their vendor halls, and this one had as one of its focal events the premier of the new Ford Hybrid, which was just being released. Thus, there were many Ford executives at…

Ok, those of you who know me know that I am not much of a consumer. If I can buy it used, make it myself, or make do with something I’ve already got, I’m pretty good. I hate the frenzy of shopping that accompanies the “Holiday” season, and I think the most awesome thing about…

The subject of food waste is not sexy. Anyone faced with the statistic that we waste 40% of our food in America is almost certainly appalled – for a second or two. But they also probably stop thinking about it just a tiny second later, probably after a moment of thinking “not us, though.” And…

I may be a happily married woman, but I’m not immune to seduction – who is? So when a lovely woman named Erin came around offering to fulfill my wildest fantasies, I was intrigued, if a little nervous. She promised me the moon, deep stimulation, plenty of aroused excitement, the full range of delights. It…