In college I read a few things about culture, collaboration and communication, including Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone, as well as work by and work critiquing sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. These works helped influence a lot of scholarship as they shine a light on human interaction and communication among groups. Lately, I’ve been thumbing through a book by Rachel […]
Whoops. Forgot what I was doing…oh yeah. Today there are a number of theories, speculations and Oh My Gosh the Sky is Falling arguments, articles and books that propose various effects resulting from our love of the Internet and tech gadgetry. If you, too, spend a fair amount of your week (say 80 hrs) working online […]
Over the weekend I was able to attend a Green Jobs Forum hosted by the York County Conservation Alliance. The discussion was held at Penn State York and featured a list of qualified speakers. They represented various industries include education, archititure and engineering, and oil and other energy brokers. John Hanger, of the EPA was […]
Q. Does anybody know what to do with old batteries? A. I hear that batteries, of the last few years, are disposable. Q. Someone on our road put paint cans out for recycling recently. The cans have been there almost a week now. What do I do? A. Need to find a local service. Here’s a […]
Watch below, the first part (apprx. 9 minutes) of a mini-series on the global warming crisis as told by PBS’s Frontline reporters. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/heat/view/1.html CHAPTER ONE Watching the World Change Disappearing glaciers, rising sea levels, expanding deserts — the world is changing faster, more dramatically than ever was anticipated.
Trying to keep track on the line of thinking in this book, so far what I’ve found… In the first chapter Friedman sets the stage. Here is the flagship section of the chapter: “I am convinced that the best way for America to solve its big problem -the best way for America to get its […]
Please watch PBS’s special (listed locally for 9pm Tuesday, October 21, 2008) HEAT. If you don’t already rave over the documentaries Frontline brings watch HEAT. If you just woke from a comma, or are from another planet you might not know that Frontline along with PBS consistently produce and publish quality material that can and […]