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Oregon's spectacular coastline could become the United States' center for wave energy development in the coming years Plans are underway to install buoys in locations with enough potential to meet the state's future energy needs! Electrical Engineers at Oregon State University are developing electricity-generating buoys-wave power. A renewable energy resource! Cool!! Click here http://www.wavegen.com.uk/
Some men see cell phones as status symbols but research has found that mobile or cell phones could be destroying men's fertility!! Ashok Agarwall reported in 'The Australian' after examining 364 fertility patients- men who were heavy cell or mobile phone users. They produced fewer and poor-quality sperm! Click here http://theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20640683-2702,00.html
Dale Chihuly was born in Tacoma, Washington. He learned the art of glassblowing in Venice. With over 200 museum collections worldwide, his artwork creates a sense of wonder and excitement. Click here www.chihuly.com/ . Shown above is Chihuly with his artwork. The large museum piece is called 'bridge of glass' and is located in Tacoma, Washington. Cool!
A new study shows that people who crave chocolate, when they eat chocolate or just look at a picture of chocolate turns on the pleasure centers in their brain. It also turns on areas known to be associated with addictions. The study was done by Clara McCabe and Edmund Rolls of Oxford University in England. Click here for the whole article http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003306595_chocolate16.html
In very poor countries a family that has to walk miles to fetch drinking water from a well or stream are the lucky ones! About 6,000 people a day, mostly children,die from drinking water contaminated with water-born diseases. A Dutch Company, Vestargaard Frandsen, has invented a new device called a 'Life Straw' , costing only $3.00 a piece!! It filters 99.99% of parasites and bacteria in water!! Cool! Click here http:gizmag.com/go/4418/
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it's best night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting" ee cummings [Edward Estlin Cummings] 1894-1962 American Poet
John Glennie, a Yelm resident, who was a boat builder and captain of the Rose Noelle, was interviewed by a Japanese Television for a documentary about his book that describes his 119 days spent adrift when his boat capsized. He says miracles brought him home. He holds the unofficial world record for survival in cold climate. John has been Steve's friend for many years, he and Steve built Steve's mom's home together over 10 years ago. Click here for more info on John's book http:www.lauralee.com/index.cgi?search=John%20Glennie
'Conversations With God' opens on Oct. 27th, tomorrow all over the country!! I'm going to see it! I've heard such good things about it. It is the real life story of Neale Donald Walsch. Cate Montana says "It's amazing what spirit has put us through before we're ready to learn." Montana is editor of 'The Global Intelligenter.' Our friend Bruce A. Smith, told us last summer he was going to Oregon to act in this movie. It is produced by our friends of 'What The BLEEP' fame. Go see it!
My nephew, Dustin and his wife Jenn, had a 6lb.6oz., 19 and 1/4th inch, beautiful baby girl. She was born 6:38pm last evening--Her name is Fiona. Dustin said she's the most beautiful baby in the world!! He promised pictures. Lots of dark hair and blue eyes ringed in brown. WELCOME FIONA!! COOL!!
Children need good old-fashioned playtime. Enough with the videos, lessons and all those extra classes reports the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children need healthy development-romping on playgrounds, chasing of butterflies and building with blocks. They need time to dream, make believe, and create. Click here for the complete report. http:www.nydailynews.com/front/story/459995p-386914c.html
The Atmosphere Water Generator is a sophisticated machine designed to create pure, filtered drinking water from the moisture in the air. They create up to 8 gallons of drinking water per day for home use. The larger machines produce up to 200,000 liters/day-drinking water and irrigation water for greenhouse horticulture. These water generators are made in Canada, by a company called 'Wataire Industries Inc.' Click here http:www.wataireindustries.com/index.html
Last Friday was great!! Steve and I got to re-meet Jan !! Jan and I have known each other for over 25 years!! Cool!! We met at 'Casa Mia's' in Lakewood, had a wonderful lunch. She is so beautiful, I will always love her!
We went and saw 'Who Killed the Electric Car' a few weeks ago. At first I was worried that this movie would end up just complaining about something that can't be fixed! I was pleasantly surprised when this movie had some answers too. Pictured is the EV1[ electric vehicle 1] created by GM, and removed from the market in 2005, and crushed even with protests and demonstrations by the people who leased the cars, loved their cars, and offered to buy these cars. How these cars ran on electricity plugged in at the 'owners' home, caused zero emissions, were quiet and powerful--keeping up with and even surpassing gas engines! But, not only this info was given, I came away from this movie hopeful. The Hybrid car was introduced [ a car that combines internal-combustion gas engines with an elecrtic motor and a high-capacity battery] Click here for info on hybrid cars http:www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/electric.html
The last three days Steve and have been smoking up salmon!! Today we tasted them. WOW!! This is good eating! Our friend Barry and Jim went to the Nisqually Indian Fish Hatchery on Wednesday,having heard of a fish give-away! After canning 50 pints and having more fish than they could eat, Steve offered to smoke up some of the remaining fish. Barry and Jim agreed. Steve soaked the prepared fish in a 'wet brine.' [ 2 gallons water,2 cups salt,4 cups sugar] for 12 hours. After cleaning our homemade smoker, placing the fish on the racks and keeping the fire going for many hours, we discovered that we had to adjust this arrangement-the fire seemed too cool, and smoke unreliable. Finding an old barbecue grill with a lid, we set it up over a camp fire and kept the fire going day and night, turning the fish every few hours. This worked much better! It was worth the time and energy. We both loved the fish and will take Barry and Jim their portion tomorrow.
Danielle Graham [see story below] wants"your generous contributions to support China research collaboration." Well, if I could talk to that gal this very moment I'd say, "Dani, Just spit it out! Not all the mumbo-jumbo. o.k? Just say you need moola!" Contact her at Danielle Graham, 14604 93rd Ave, S.E., P.O. Box 2171, Yelm, Wa. 98597 or email her at email@example.com
Danielle Graham is the founder of the N. W. Frontier Research Institute.She spoke on her research called"Experimental Data Demostrating Human-Generated Augmentation of Ambient Gravitational Force" Well, What does THAT mean? I heard her talk and it means'her proof that people can effect gravity when they pray. She meant levitation!!' That sound exciting to me! Danielle spoke at the Society of Scientific Exploration Conference in Orem, Utah. She's going to China in Nov. 2006 for more research. She published her research in the Journal of Scientific Exploration. Check her out at www.rabbitholeresearch.com
I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak bass...so, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all mine., . We share ideas about posts.
Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, ..AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan....
Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.
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