Environment

New technique to produce hydrogen fuel from water

Old footage from BP relief well oil blow-out: bp.concerts.com

Stop buying paper towels

Save the rain forests and add a little style back to your dinner table. Use dinner napkins. You know, actual cloth napkins. Remember those? Your mother used to use them. Maybe your grandmother. Anyway, stop buying paper towels! It’s a waste of paper, and cloth napkins are actually cheaper in the long run, anyway.

Here’s another short article on

The job market

When I applied and scheduled an interview for a job at the “financial arm” of the Methodist Church, I knew I was not a right fit for them. After all, I’m not only not Methodist, I’m not even a Christian.

When the HR manager called a couple days later to cancel the interview, I had a strong suspicion her excuse was concocted.

I’m guessing the

Safety first

Always wear your safety glasses when mowing the lawn or weed-eating. I didn’t today (though I do half the time), and I got hit in the eye with a rock that was launched by the mower blade, bounced off the side of the house, and hit me in the left eye.

My first thought after I let go of the mower — which killed the engine — and put my

Getting organized

Great article here: reorganizing-bathroom-closet

I’m especially impressed with Item 3, putting everything into the pillowcase.
I don’t know if this is her original idea, but it’s one of those that makes me say, “Why didn’t I think of t

Uncles’ obituaries

I have lost a couple of uncles this year.

Below are their obituaries:

Uncle Ernie

legacy.com/obituaries/insidebayarea/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=143583831

Uncle Hal

Make your own toothpaste

Make your own (healthy) toothpaste here:

make-your-own-safe-natural-and-healthy-tooth-pastes-and-tooth-cleansers-1955

"Virtually all commercial toothpastes contain one or both of two prob

Another interview

I went to another job interview yesterday. It was downtown Nashville in the once trendy Cummins Station building. I've had a few consulting clients there over the years. The company interviewing me shall remain nameless. Coincidentally, a few hours before the interview I received a “

Lesson for today

There is an old hotel/pub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial, of course) to be hung. The horse-drawn dray carting the prisoner was accompanied by an armed guard who would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the prisoner if he would like “ONE LAST DRINK.”

If he sa

Saved a blackberry bush

A couple of them, actually. I was going to post this to blackberryrescue.com, but there is no such site. Wait, maybe I should check. You never know. Guess what? There IS such a site, but it has to do with the ubiquitous electronic device.

Anyway, on a couple of recent dog walks through t