Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, November 14, 2008
California - Land of Urban Homesteading
Thursday, November 06, 2008
With regard to Washington power brokers, we are entering new territory. Monocle magazine flicked skyward a half-hearted thumb to the President-Elect, and Leffot was no more impressed (particularly with regard to the candidates choice of footwear). Suffice to say, Obama is one of the better-dressed politicians...most of the time. How it will go over in the transition from Senator to Prez is yet to be determined. "Image" in Washington is an interesting thing. Here, the goal is to exude power while fitting into that most wonkish of molds. Sadly, the mold is boxy, ill-fitting and trends toward basic solids (read blue). Now that there'll be a new sheriff in town, how far out of the box will he step? If his wife is any indication, there's lots to look forward to. While I don't find all of the First-Lady Elect's decisions to be enlightened, she's quite expressive and willing to take risks. It will be an interesting four years, to say the least.
The First Lady's Style
The SF Gate says "nice suit"
Photo: Obama in a bespoke Hartmax 2-button in Washington Blue
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Barack Obama - 44th President of the United States
We all woke to a new America today. After a night of rain here in Washington, the morning was bright and warm. An excellent race was run, McCain conceded with great humility, and Obama was pitch perfect in his call for each American to help us return to greatness. I am truly proud and excited for the possibilities.
Congratulations President-Elect Obama, may God bless you in these troubling times.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Time Lapse of an Underwater Plant
The tanks are nano-sized planted nature aquaria, as they are small, and the emphasis is on the plants. It's been a borderline obsession for the past few weeks since I rediscovered Takashi Amano's seminal book on the subject. Over the weekend I planted and hardscaped with rocks in true Japanese form, and are cycling in an emergent condition. Supposedly, growing without much water provides humidity, increased carbon dioxide, and less a risk for algae. They look more like little terrariums, so in about 3 weeks it'll be time to put in the micro algae eaters and micro shrimps.
The video by Giancarlo Podio shows Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) at one frame per hour over a six-day period. I hope mine grows this fast.
[Video via Practical Fishkeeping]
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Urban Homesteading - The Real Deal
[Image: Grow Biointensive Newsletter]
Monday, March 17, 2008
President Woodrow Wilson. "The New Freedom: A Call for the Emancipation of the Generous Energies of a People." Campaign speeches from 1911. Page 185.