Dig This: It Can’t Go On, Part 1

Our Founding Patriarchs understood the economically destructive and corrosive effects of foreign entanglements and war on freedom and democracy.1  President after president has warned about the special interests and the usurpation of power in our republic.2   Yet, we continue to… Continue Reading


It Ain’t Sustainable – Part 2

The risks of nuclear power I described in Part 1 are startling enough, but once you put them in context they become much scarier.  That would not be so bad if we had a regulatory agency that was truly dedicated… Continue Reading


It Ain’t Sustainable – Part 1

When we think of being healthy, most of us understand that we need to eat well and exercise.  We also understand that we need to stop doing things that are unhealthy, like smoking and eating fast food.  It is the same… Continue Reading


Compost: Black Gold of Your Own Making in the Garden

The long hot days of mid-summer in the North State offers us a summer dormancy of a sorts, where it is often too hot to garden happily, too hot to plant much successfully and sometimes too hot to care. But… Continue Reading

Free Green Film Series Begins Friday with ‘Greenhorns’

What: Redding 2011 Green Film Series, featuring “The Greenhorns” and “The Story of Bottled Water.” When: Friday, June 24, 7-9 p.m. Where: First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding, CA 96001 Cost: Free! Introducing the opening of the 2011… Continue Reading


Frugal House Showcases Designers, Benefits Symphony

I was so intrigued by this Frugal House event, which begins tonight and runs through Saturday. I’d totally be there if I weren’t already busy getting ready for our big Garden Tract Yard Sale (shameless promotion: the annual Garden Tract Neighborhood Yard… Continue Reading