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Spinning Yarn Under the Boulder Skies: Debi’s Unique Solar Eclipse Spindling and Stargazing

December 29th, 2023

  Prepped Fiber Can Be Spun on a Spinning Wheel, taken up on a Bobbin Looking directly at the sun through  a telescope, even from the Oz that we call Boulder and call Home, especially during a total solar eclipse can cause blindness. UNLESS you have a custom-made sun-viewing filter. The special filter consists of three layers of Mylar. It looks like the filter is really layers of aluminum foil.  Totally opaque. Looking at sunspots , eclipses and the like becomes safe and magical.   The “magical” is taken to a new level when Debi truly multi-tasks, viewing and spinning at the... Read More

A Million Shattered Pieces

January 20th, 2019
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Movies aren’t for everyone, though people think they are. A bunch of years ago, my wife and I caught the very good film Adaptation in the theaters. If it’s been a minute since you’ve seen or thought about it, Adaptation is about a lonely screenwriter struggling to adapt a book about an orchid thief. It’s got strong performances by Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep, and a great deal to say about the creative process. Joining us in our cinematic excursion was an Unnamed Member Of Our Extended Family. He’s a great guy, but the film tastes of the aforementioned UMOOEF, as he will be known going... Read More

A Chance For An Energy Independent Future: Solar Roads

November 30th, 2014

On Wednesday November 12th in the Netherlands, Earth’s first road that generates electricity from sunlight was opened in the town of Krommenie according to CNN’s website. Officials from SolaRoad, the company that developed this solar roadway said that while this is currently only a test route the electricity generated can be used to power parts of the transportation system such as traffic lights and stops, but also homes. The Solar Roads can also be programmed for a vast amount of extra utility, and according to SolarRoadways.com there are vast benefits for using solar roadways in contrast... Read More