What would happen if George Costanza was the relevance guy at VeryBigSearchEngine.com. Why then a search for major celebrations during December would likely place Festivus at the very top of the results page and Christmas might not place at all. Now this could be simply because the calendar editor placed the birth of Jesus in … Read more
They will blow any energy density comparison out of the water, lasting anywhere from a decade to 28,000 years without ever needing a charge. The nano diamond battery has the potential to totally upend the energy equation. The graphite is rich in the carbon-14 radioisotope, which undergoes beta decay into nitrogen, releasing an anti-neutrino and … Read more
Ever try throttling back a nuclear power plant? Yeah right! Failing that, what would you do with the excess capacity? Engineers with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) faced these same challenges in the late 1960s. Their solution was to build TVA’s largest hydroelectric facility on the top of a mountain. What??? No really, the top … Read more
What if the excess heat produced for a greenhouse was used to heat the soil that’s in the surrounding area? Raised beds could have transparent caps that protect the early plantings from a late frost. I love the way the raised beds in this image have contours.
This is a parable about prayer. It is based upon the 1912 movie Falling Leaves.
5ER is shorthand for The Fifth Epochal Revelation. This article describes five revelations to our planet that are of epochal significance. 5ER refers to The Urantia Book, published by The Urantia Foundation in 1955. Of course God is still talking. But in the wide range of revelationary literature, only one book is described by its … Read more
In the year 2090, America has walled itself off from the rest of the world! Order The Seclusion at Amazon or browse the list of retail stores at Good Reads. Listen to the author, Jacqui Castle, discuss and read from her timely new book at the launch party in Asheville, North Carolina. This event occurred on … Read more
One thing is certain. When it comes to protecting our children, there are no easy answers. Sure, we could do a better job of flagging those that are correctly or incorrectly perceived as a danger to themselves and others. Although the powers that be would likely do so with the kind of coercive labeling that … Read more
Our cabin fever is soon to break and, as our minds turn to thoughts of spring, these hills are very much alive with the sound of music. Julie Andrews taught us the “Do-Re-Mi” song as children. If we can understand that, we’ve already learned the basics of an Appalachian tradition akin to what was carried … Read more
“Gazing past the planets, looking for total view.” With this lyric from the popular sixties album To Our Children’s Children’s Children, a Moody Blues tribute band opens a unique celebration of creation spirituality with the Jubilee Community in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. It was on a warm night in late May last year, that Jubilee hosted … Read more