Monthly Archives: October 2012

Early Man Has it All Over Me

By all (archaeological) accounts Early Man, once he had discovered it, was very good at starting and maintaining a fire.  Fire was essential to humankind’s survival – it provided warmth and cooked food, and was eventually harnessed as a partner … Continue reading

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Up, up and away!

I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal last week. It was titled The Future of Agriculture May be Up, and it details a new trend – vertical farming – that may help address some of the environmental … Continue reading

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Well, now that I’ve gotten that whiny post off my chest 🙂 I’ll try to follow it with something more upbeat because while I cannot ascribe to the popular declaration”It’s all good!” neither is it all bad.  While I struggle … Continue reading

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