Fund the World you Want to Live in
by Tim Conneally
Friday, December 19, 2014
“Be the change you want to see in the world...” -Gandhi
This oft-repeated saying is one of the all-time greatest inspirational slogans. It's constantly being regurgitated on Facebook walls, bumper stickers, and sappy motivational materials. It's concise, and it's a call to action without a specific goal, so it's broadly applicable. To top it off, it's apocryphally attributed to a revered activist and martyr.
The truth is, it's not actually a quote. At best, it's paraphrasing ...
Don't Get Screwed by your Electric Company!
by Jeff Siegel
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Billy Adams doesn't get an electric bill.
Perched along a hillside in the mountains of Western Maryland, Billy's home gets all its electricity from the sun.
He has a small battery pack that stores about five hours worth of electricity, and he heats his home with a very powerful 100,000 BTU wood stove.
Of course, Billy isn't your typical American.
He's never been a fan of living in the suburbs. He enjoys the peace and quiet of mountain living, rarely eats anything he hasn't hunted or grown ...
Humanity Needs Smart, Young Farmers
by Jeff Siegel
Monday, December 15, 2014
In 1987, I worked as a busboy for a company called Horn & Horn Smorgasbord.
It was your typical buffet-style restaurant, fully-stocked with every imaginable food item you could get your hands on back in the late 1980s.
The place was never empty. And on Friday nights, there would be lines wrapped around the outside entrance, where folks would wait for hours just to dive into these massive troughs of protein, carbs, and lots of gravy.
The food wasn't particularly good, but that was never the ...