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Lost Weekend

Lost Weekend

So, this weekend I kinda of bailed on the blog.  Well, sort of. I wrote, but did not publish.  I wasn’t exactly near internet the whole weekend.  However, here are some thoughts I did write while I enjoyed loaded lemonades and hotdogs.  From July 2, 2011 Yesterday, the beginning of a long weekend of folly […]

Book Club for Energy Activists

Book Club for Energy Activists

*Write-up taken from Michigan Energy Options and Michigan Environmental Council.  PEAK OIL NOVELIST TO SPEAK IN EAST LANSING ON APRIL 19, 2011 Kurt Cobb, novelist and founding member of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and GasTuesday, April 19, 2011 from 5:30 pm – 7 p.m. at Michigan Energy Options, East Lansing. On Tuesday, […]

If it Ain't Broke... U.S. House Tackles Clean Air, Water & Everybody Loses

If it Ain’t Broke… U.S. House Tackles Clean Air, Water & Everybody Loses

Originally posted by Alex Yerkey on Clean Water Action’s website. If it Ain’t Broke… U.S. House Tackles Clean Air, Water & Everybody Loses by Alex Yerkey I watched the U.S. House of Representatives “hard at work” until (far too) late into the early morning last Saturday. They were debating on the Continuing Budget Resolution. As amendment […]

Well that was a nice surprise!

Well that was a nice surprise!

Last week, when the Snyder administration appealed a judge’s decision to overturn the DRNE’s decision to deny an air permit to Holland Board of Public Works, they upheld former Governor Granholm’s 2009 directive to  require a thorough analysis of the need for and alternatives to new sources of power before they are built.  I have to say, I was quite […]

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The Real Bullies…

How many kids have to die before the Michigan Senate decides enough is enough?  Every time I read about another high school student who was bullied enough to take their own life, I have to wonder what our supposed leaders at the Capitol are thinking.  It has been almost a decade since Kevin Epling’s son, […]

What do Bob & Joe have to do with YOU?

What do Bob & Joe have to do with YOU?

What I still don’t understand is why people feel that is it okay to tell someone they cannot have equal access to housing, employment and other public accommodations just because they like a person of the same sex. Really? What is it about Joe and Bob living together that bothers people enough to say it […]

Gasp. Gasp.

Gasp. Gasp.

Gasp. Cough.  Gasp. Cough. Recently I attended a press conference in Detroit. The press conference was outside by the side of the road. Only 30 minutes outside and my lungs were already hurting. I could feel my asthma starting to creep. It did not take a scientist to tell me what it was that was […]