I’m sorry to have been absent from the blog for too long. Last week we celebrated not only Thanksgiving, but my birthday. I mention this because, with Facebook, it seems everyone knew it was my birthday. I kept running into people who wished me a happy birthday and I’d think, “How did they know?” until … More Freedom

Water and waste

The fliers about the compost workshop I’m teaching on November 13 went out this past week in the Green Waste “curbsider” and Ana Maria Revelo at the county received an overwhelming response (over 200 phone calls). I’m glad there is such an interest and wish it were possible to put on more workshops. Without any … More Water and waste

Plastic waste to oil

This You-Tube video was forwarded to me by a friend. A Japanese scientist has developed a portable machine to convert plastic trash into usable oil or kerosene. It looks like a great idea. It can be used anywhere, but in third world countries where people have no adequate means to dispose of plastic waste, converting … More Plastic waste to oil


Tomorrow being election day, I’m putting in my plug to remind you all to vote. I think there are some pretty big issues involved. One is Measure 21, here in California, to fund our state parks for only $18 a year added to motor vehicle registration, and California residents will be able to visit the … More Vote!