Friday, April 21, 2006

I am an unrealist.

That's my new motto.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Who Needs Oil

I think those interested in energy independence and alternative energy sources should look into the new Oslo plant written about here in Reuters. If we build one of these plants near the nation's capital, we could probably power the entire world. What's the energy source you ask (as if you haven't figured it out yet)? Human sewage. Does that sound horrific? So does the millions of gallons of oil we spill into our environment sound better (and that includes all the oils and oil based products we dump down the drain, toilet, and into our gutters -- this means you)? The article even examines the inconsistent supply of the new plant's "fuel source." It gave me a chuckle.

Okay, I'll get off of my soapbox. Check out the article for an interesting way that people deal with energy and waste.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Spring is Coming

Tomorrow night we turn back the clocks. This is a right of spring I don't enjoy. Losing an hour of sleep and making my mornings darker is no fun. But I'm excited to report that some of our seedlings have sprouted. This year we're limiting ourselves to growing tomatoes and peppers from seed, and we're excited to grow some cool tomatoes we've never even heard of. In fact, I can't even pronounce the name of at least one.

The clocks and seedlings are harbingers of more for me. They signal a time when I can get outside and enjoy the sun, work in the yard and play in the park. This year will be extra exciting because it's the boys first spring.

Spring is coming. I can hardly wait.