Category Archives: Environment

Earth Hour Tonight!

Don’t forget about Earth Hour tonight: Earth Hour ( is a global initiative of WWF in which millions of people around the world will cast a vote in favor of action on climate change by turning off their lights for … Continue reading

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Coming March 29: Earth Hour 2008

From On March 31 2007, for one hour, Sydney made a powerful statement about the greatest contributor to global warming – coal-fired electricity – by turning off its lights. Over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses switched … Continue reading

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Moon Phases for 2008

Gary Reed, posting over at, has compiled a list of the moon phases for 2008, a truly valuable public service. A tip of the Bonewits beret to him for doing so!

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We’re So Convenienced, It’s an

I used to live a cheaper and better life in many respects.

Our fridge broke down, on a Friday of course. Totally. About four years old. Just past the warrantee. No warning signs. Temp seemed fine all along until sometime during Thursday night. We had gotten an expensive model that had an ice and water dispenser, complete with lock function. ‘Cause we deserved it. Well, I’m to the snappish point and my ‘tude is now that I’m not going to ride the dang things to Mars and back so give me simple, cheap, and durable.

In the last 12 years, I’ve had 2 larger chest freezers, two fridges, and one standing freezer die on me, all relatively young units, only the last one a more expensive model. Only one died when it wasn’t the weekend or a major feast holiday. No joke. Neither is that kind of waste. Continue reading

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A Spell for Democracy: Run, Al, Run!

Along with many millions of others, I’m celebrating Al Gore’s winning of the Noble Peace Prize today. He shares it with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Here’s what he said today: I am deeply honored to receive … Continue reading

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Happy Cats and Happy Owners

Pet Promise gets us through the pet food scare. Continue reading

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Al Gore has a new site,, continuing his work on raising political will to address the climate crisis. Continue reading

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