Category: Technology

Solar a Sound Investment Compared to Fossil Fuels

Solar a Sound Investment Compared to Fossil Fuels

It was not a morning for sunny-day optimism. Intermittent snow showers pelted down and a raw wind buffeted us as we stood in a long-abandoned pasture. Yet strangely, we felt warmed by a sense...

Living amid Wireless Devices

Living amid Wireless Devices

When the topic of cellphone safety arises, common responses harken back to grade school – stopping just short of the fingers-over-ears intonation “I can’t HEAR you!” Our addiction to these captivating devices is not...

Unplug to Recharge: Going Tech-free for a Day

Unplug to Recharge: Going Tech-free for a Day

Are we all secretly proud of our capacity to multitask–conversing, texting and walking (or worse, driving!)–all while listening to music? Captivated by the limitless potential of e-connectivity, we convince ourselves that we can effectively...

Outside the Box: Living TV-free

Outside the Box: Living TV-free

Imagine inviting a guest to your house who seems – at first – charismatic and endlessly entertaining, able to expound on topics from current events and sports to history and world travel. Before long,...

Crazy Busy

Crazy Busy

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon December is here before it’s June. My goodness how time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? —...

Efficient Homes: You Can Get There from Here

Efficient Homes: You Can Get There from Here

“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” — Henry David Thoreau, “Familiar Letters” (1895) As reports pour in of intolerable climate change –...