Spence Butte ramble 2021 #2

A weekly ramble up and around Spence Butte on a foggy March morning. Last year, the same date was hike #1; one week earlier this year. This ramble was slightly different / longer than last week’s but not material – … Read More

1
Food waste vs food anxiety

Recently, a local discussion started about food anxiety – in OR, about 44% of the population are below some drawn line where that is relevant. Ok … c-19 made it worse, check. then I see data like this Source: https://www.statista.com/chart/24350/total-annual-household-waste-produced-in-selected-countries … Read More

0
Owls and a hawk

On recent Spencer’s Butte ramble (trip report), a couple of uncommon birds were encountered. First, Barred Owls were 2x encountered but only 1x seen. The photo take was trash and the pair would not sit still – so photos are … Read More

0
WAT – Early flowers

Walking around town on a sunny chilly February day with the first flowers showing and patio furniture being cleaned and set out … Yellows Blue, purple and pink Red

1
A bit more on electric grid

First, why all of a sudden posts on electric grid? Just because of recent Texas crisis? No … the electric grid is a complex problem and will be a gating factor for two critical strategic vectors: electric vehicles and renewable, … Read More

0
New Category: Electric Grid

A decent article posted today about the condition and design of US electric grid. The story is complex and one that is a HUGE risk for our citizens as we have learned in Texas. This is the regional design and … Read More

0