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My new solar phone charger
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My new solar phone charger
November 19, 2015 0

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m a planner. One of the things I like to plan for is an emergency. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hardcore prepper who has a year’s worth of dehydrated food. But I do like to have in my possession the things I might need if a hurricane came or there were an unexpected power outage, etc. Because everything in our world feels so convenient, I don’t think most people plan for emergencies anymore because they feel they can just grab a gallon of water on the way home from work and be ready.

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Examine Your Priorities
November 2, 2015 0

In a world that is busy, busy, busy, how often do we take time to examine our priorities? It’s easy to think that life is expensive these days, but what does that mean?

I attend a regular networking event at which people present their innovative business ideas, and while I know many of these ideas are in response to real demands that exist in the world for products or services, sometimes I hear the idea and wonder why on earth that product or service is demanded.

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Don’t be afraid to make plans
October 23, 2015 0

I am a maker of plans. I like to take a clean piece of paper and lay out an entire plan for some exciting project. I cover the whens, wheres, whys and hows. I write detailed ideas and specifics. I do hours and hours of research. I refine my ideas. I read and refine the plan a million times before I go to sleep every night.

And sometimes, the plan turns out to be unfeasible –

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Coffee With Strangers: Episode 2
Coffee With Strangers
Coffee With Strangers: Episode 2
October 13, 2015 0

This fun conversation with Josh Streeter was actually in a coffee shop. We explored such topics as whether St. Pete has a backyard chicken ordinance, whether chickens are carnivores, miniature cows,

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Episode 1 – Part 2
Coffee With Strangers
Episode 1 – Part 2
October 1, 2015 0

This is the wacky conclusion to my conversation with Matt Horton. We talk about what would happen if we got rid of medical insurance. We also talked about the consequences of the Gulf Stream cooling BEFORE this article came out in the Washington Post.

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Coffee With Strangers: Episode 1
Coffee With Strangers
Coffee With Strangers: Episode 1
September 29, 2015 0

My first Coffee With Strangers conversation is with Matt Horton. It covers such topics as: Earth’s natural population limits; sex robots; why we can’t live on Mars; and Sid Meier’s Civilization.

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International PARK(ing) Day in St. Pete
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International PARK(ing) Day in St. Pete
September 23, 2015 0

Yesterday my friends and I pulled off what may have been St. Petersburg, Florida’s first foray into International PARK(ing) Day.

As indicated on the website, PARK(ing) Day is “an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.” It was started in 2005 as an experiment by Matthew Passmore and John Bela of Rebar Group, Inc. to bring more public park space to downtown San Francisco.

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Eating Bugs
September 7, 2015 0

My foray into eating bugs. I apologize that my video cut off. It’s apparent that I need a bigger SD card.

The bugs tasted like Funions! Crunchy and delicious! Only a few wayward legs stuck in my teeth afterward. Stay tuned for more fun!

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