February 19

Appropos of Nothing: Random Thoughts

brain_attackHere’s the deal: I’m going to start writing (looks like I’ve already started!) without having any idea whatsoever what I’m going to write about. Consider it an exercise wherein I take a few minutes and share a bit (a tiny fraction, really) of what’s going on in my mind. I’ll try my best to keep it clean.

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August 5

Things I Like: The Super-Thin, Super-Fast Solar Paper Phone Charger

solar-paper-2Heads up! It’s an elusive, super-rare, non-summer song post…But it’s still kinda, sorta summer related, because it’s about a really cool new product that uses the SUN to charge our ever-present electronic devices. It’s called ‘Solar Paper,’ and it’s a solar charger for charging phones, tablets, and other devices fast. I mean super-fast. ‘Plug it into the wall’ fast.

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July 17

A Little Bit About the Monarch Butterfly & Milkweed

monarch-butterfly-milkweed-1So I saw my first monarch butterfly of the summer the other day while running on a trail near my house. What’s the big deal about that, you ask? Well, for most of my life seeing a monarch butterfly wasn’t a big deal. Not at all. But now, over the last several years, it has become more a big deal. The sad reason? The monarch butterfly is vanishing. Not just from around here in Michigan. It’s vanishing everywhere. And that makes me sad, and it also kind of scares the hell out of me.

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May 1

Elon Musk for President! The New Tesla PowerWall

tesla-powerwall-2Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, Elon Musk has introduced what was probably the worst-kept secret in the energy business, the new Tesla PowerWall home battery system. Mr. Musk has often stated that Tesla isn’t in the automobile business, it’s in the battery business. Now, he’s putting his money where his mouth is.

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