Oil embargo on the horizon?
09/20/2011 13:31:00 PM
Could it be déjà vu all over again? It very well could. The big deal right now in the United Nations is the idea of recognizing Palestine as a new member of the UN. This is fast becoming a Big Deal, and it could become a big deal gone bad if the UN > read more
It's just a phase we're going through...
09/13/2011 08:00:00 AM
Saw an article in the newspaper the other day about how we are running out of helium. My sympathy to Simon, Theodore and Alvin. The funny thing was, as I read the surprisingly lengthy article, I could see where you could easily cross out helium > read more
Kids today . . .
09/06/2011 16:39:00 PM
Kids today. Sheesh. There, I said it. Im officially a geezer. Still: Kids today. Sheesh. So Im out in the garage the other day, fussing with bicycles. Thats what I do. Everybody knows it. People bring their bikes by, and I try to fix them. M > read more
Conservation: the next big thing!
07/21/2011 11:00:00 AM
From time to time, when people talk about the oil crisis we face, and the need for a viable alternative energy resource, the idea is put forth that all we have to do is go at it as we did putting a man on the moon. We did that in less than a decade, > read more
Pick a car . . . .
07/13/2011 15:05:00 PM
Alas, the Tesla Roadster is no more. Or rather, theyll stop taking orders for them in a couple of months. And while this is touted as big news in the auto world, Im not shedding a tear for the loss. Did the world really need a $109,000 electric > read more
Remember "Fifty-Five Saves Lives"?
07/06/2011 11:13:00 AM
That three-syllable word, those three little syllables, are being whispered again in the hallways and conference rooms in Washington, D. C. They are being mentioned in hushed tones with a knowing nod, a wink and a finger aside the nose. They are thi > read more
Peak Oil or Peak Oil Production?
06/03/2011 10:58:00 AM
M. King Hubbert had it easy. He was proven right in just 15 years. As a geologist for Shell Oil, Hubbert predicted in the mid-1950s that US lower-48 oil production would peak right around 1970. And he was right. Maybe not overly popular, but right > read more
Kill your car?!
05/05/2011 12:57:00 PM
Well, maybe not quite yet. ABC Radio National host Robyn Williams posed the question the other day: (Is this) the beginning of the end for cars? Good question, Robyn. With gas prices going for all-time highs here in the U.S. this summer, I susp > read more
Clean and Green Nuclear Energy ?!
04/20/2011 17:59:00 PM
Better to light a candle than curse the radiation. Me, about 30 years ago.I havent been a fan of nuclear power for a very long time, but its still kind of obvious that my opinion on the matter don > read more
Believe in the power of the bicycle
04/08/2011 13:28:00 PM
I found religion on my 60th birthday. Oh, sit back down and let me explain. For my 60th birthday, I decided that I would host a Tweed Ride out to Safety Harbor and have an ever-so-genteel lunch at the Spa. It was delightful. A lovely day all around. > read more