Monthly Archives: December 2015

Through the camera – cider pressing

About 20 minutes of cider making activity in 7 pictures….

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Book Review – Anil’s Ghost

Ondaatje, Michael Vintage, 2001 Anil left Sri Lanka as an upper class student to travel abroad for her education, and after her parents died in a car wreck while she was away she carried on her education and career as … Continue reading

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Book Review – Talk

Rosenkrantz, Linda Original 1968, NYRB Edition 2015 A tale woven from a summer’s worth of recorded conversations among friends in the Hamptons in 1965. From these tapes characters were pulled, sentient points consolidated, and what was perhaps the first “reality … Continue reading

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Book Review -Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior Kingsolver, Barbara Harper, 2012 The book was a classic Barbara Kingsolver tale. A strong woman as a main character working around scientific themes in a novel which fairly dripped with the sense of place and personalities. Although based … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 2: System Investigation

The first step of any project is to identify what is desired to be accomplished. For my solar project, I began with the following points: • Grid tied – I’m already on the grid, and my usage profile sits best … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 1: Background Information

When I was living in Germany in the early and mid 1990’s renewable energy was just beginning it’s rise into a commercially viable option, and the German economy was a guiding force in that direction. I specifically recall the enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Through the camera – Chuckwalla

One of the more photogenic chuckwallas to be found on the mountain.

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