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A devilish and delicate delight to see


The first time I recall seeing a dust devil was in the Palouse Region of Washington State back in 2003. They were quite common on the arid rolling landscape and captivated all of our attention and intrigue. This past Saturday … Continue reading

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Let’s go fly a kite!


I had the opportunity to attend the 25th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival this past Sunday afternoon (May 19th) on the sandy beaches of Grand Haven, Michigan. The near perfect weather had huge crowds at the beach and many were also enjoying the … Continue reading

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Now is NOT the time to relent – fossil fuels are still fossil fuels


Given the ongoing North American oil production boom, there will no doubt be a tendency by those without any foresight (and in Big Oil) to push for scaling back incentives for clean, renewable energy resources like wind and solar; funding … Continue reading

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“Timepiece of the heartland”


A poem I wrote in 1996 about one visual, but disappearing aspect of the Great Plains – the farm windmills. Timepiece of the Heartland Time is an abstract wonder Both cyclical and seasonal But in our nation’s heartland It’s measured … Continue reading

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We have so much energy in US


Why in heaven’s name are we still sending our sons and daughters halfway around the planet to die for oil? There are so many existing and emerging energy options available that is total folly to keep following the fallacies of … Continue reading

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