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The word Sustainability has a broad meaning and this is one broad who is willing and unafraid to push the boundaries. A blog that is a greenwash bullshit free zone about Green Architecture/Building,Energy, Economics, Health and Life. Limits are only boundaries and clearly I have few.
2020-09-29 17:26
In order to drive readers to my new blog site I will post a link here to the new entries We have todays: Heavy Lift   - about the lack of intellectual curiosity other than… Read More
2020-09-25 21:07
I am closing down this blog in the next few weeks and have migrated all my old work to my new site Off the Rack Publishing. Blogger has made systemic changes to the format of the site a… Read More
It Ain't Necessarily So
2020-09-23 09:34
 The endless parade of religious assholes never fails to amaze me. We had the preacher who declared that if God wanted him to have Covid, he would. Well this finally confirms the myste… Read More
Covid For Assholes
2020-09-18 18:02
Covid the most mysterious virus since the last one be that Zika, Ebola, H1N1, SARS, Hep B, Herpes, AIDS, pick one continues to dominate the fear factor of captive Americans thanks to Crazy… Read More
2020-09-18 13:07
I was not one to join the chorus of applause, pot banging, horn honking or any other expression of gratitude or hero acknowledgement to any health care professional; however, I do feel that… Read More
Covid Chronicles Week 3000
2020-09-17 18:08
Well it may as well be as this is Thursday and the week is nearly over if one cares about such things, I have rarely and now don't as it is utterly irrelevant. I simply note the days in whic… Read More
Covid Chronicles A Special Episode
2020-09-09 10:04
Now we know that Covid is a highly transmissible disease between measles and flu with about a 1:3 spread. So it is close contact with an infected person who may be asymptomatic for up to 3 d… Read More
God's Idiots
2020-09-09 09:38
When it comes to science and religion the twain shall not meet.  I discovered that living in Nashville where the zealots have  determined that their facts about anything with regar… Read More
2020-09-07 08:11
Growing up in a union family and long being a member of a union, first as a retail clerk and later a Teacher, I have seen both the successes and failures of unions. There are historically si… Read More
2020-09-06 15:00
Tomorrow is Labor Day and I plan on putting up a post about the state of labor in America but today is Sunday, a date of rest and there are many faces being put to permanent states of rest t… Read More
Haste Makes Waste
2020-08-25 16:46
The decision to do this lockdown/quarantine was done without thought, careful planning and analysis and largely some half assed duplication of Wuhan that is a city within an oppressive count… Read More
Manic Monday
2020-08-24 16:31
Well today is the new week of exciting potential bizarre realities that will start off with the RNC and the motley crew of speakers who if we are lucky will spout conspiracy theories, false… Read More
Covid Chronicles Episode 5
2020-08-24 07:42
We end, begin, whatever another week in the State of the Union of Covid.  We are now deep into the halfway point of the Corona Era which will likely close out around this time next year… Read More
The Ladies Who Lunch
2020-08-22 12:18
If you have not watched Mrs. America I urge you to do so. It is a semi fictional account of the movements behind the Equal Rights Amendment, both pro and con, focusing on some of the most "n… Read More
It's Tricky
2020-08-18 12:14
I have taken time off this week to well simply take time to reflect on again my health and well being. After last week's adventure to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden meaning a train, a subway… Read More
Jesus Swore
2020-08-12 13:40
That on his resurrection a white bald, angry, crazy man would save Christianity and his name was Donald Trump. Then he went to heaven and swore to God he would never lie again. Or was that… Read More
Spoon Man
2020-08-10 10:29
Ah Seattle, home to Grunge. This is the music but the city has always been just that way until the new money arrived and wanted that all gone away.  I knew the CHOP/CHAZ in Seattle was… Read More
Moving Day Blues
2020-08-08 22:41
What is working? Well some Americans are back to work and already the same factors that fell into place post 2008 recession are revived - jobs with less wages and less security. The myth tha… Read More
Fall Well
2020-08-08 15:08
I have never been more excited to watch the fall of the son of the Moral Majority spokesmodel, Jerry Falwell. The last few years Liberty University has come under fire thanks to the son of i… Read More
Covid Chronicles Episode 4
2020-08-08 13:22
As these are the times in the days of our lives another week of Covid Chronicles ends with new models, predictions and fuck ups.  And yes both red and blue and every color in between se… Read More
The Genteel Folk
2020-08-05 17:06
adjectiveadjective: genteelpolite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way."her genteel upbringing"This is the word that describes the pretension and arrogance of t… Read More
Crazy Rich White Folks
2020-08-04 07:27
I have long lamented about the current state of Venture Philanthropy, the idea that giving is tied to some type of investment with a return. Apparently just the thought of giving money to… Read More
Covid Chronicles Episode 3
2020-08-02 12:09
Well another week ends and another begins or does any of that time space continum matter anymore? Space the final frontier is actually looking like a good idea, maybe the crackpots Bezos and… Read More
Lockdown Showdown
2020-08-01 16:17
I have suspected we are moving toward a national lock down right after Labor Day as there is no way to contain Covid and open the schools without a large scale program to force down the viru… Read More
2020-07-31 20:22
I have a sign on myy desk:  IF YOU KNOW TEACH! IF YOU DON'T KNOW LEARN!I wanted to get back into the classroom in March and the pandemic ended that.  I loathed the public schools o… Read More
Two George Wallace's
2020-07-30 21:59
Listening to Obama eulogize John Lewis once again reminds me that dignity is a word we don't use enough.  I had said to someone right before ending communication with them that I needed… Read More
The Final Journey
2020-07-30 19:03
 I have nothing to add here as these words speak for many.  Do they speak to you? For yyou? About you?  Ask yyyourself how you can honor and respect the memory of a man with s… Read More
2020-07-29 09:47
This was a movie with Ingrid Bergman called Gaslight that led to the coining of the phrase, Gaslighting.  What that means is when a person lies for their own gain to another person so… Read More
Socio Or Psycho? Which Path To Choose
2020-07-28 21:01
A great deal of Trump's mental health has been of issue of late, from his Niece to the incessant ramblings of Trump regarding his cognitive test, we have no doubt regardless of a professio… Read More
White Coats White Care
2020-07-28 12:16
As we take to the streets or our screens we have to realize that systemic racism and sexism dominates most of the larger institutions established in our country. And none other is as large a… Read More
Crashing And Burning
2020-07-27 18:29
Currently the state of the world now seems as if it is crashing and burning into a wall of Covid. There are few havens of safety and in turn places that seem to have handled this crisis well… Read More
Light My Fire
2020-07-25 19:37
With the quarantine I chose to use the time to well write more, learn more and simply just be. Not more, just be.  Being forced to stop moving, running, going and coming never allowed m… Read More
2020-07-23 12:11
Well Crazy Grandpa in Chief is back to the daily prop talk where this week he decided to go low when he had been going high, warning us Covid is here for a long time. Okay, then.  Of co… Read More
2020-07-22 17:40
Much has been made of late of Kayne West's behavior, tweets and other activities centered around his support for Donald Trump and in turn a rally to announce his own 2020 candidacy for Presi… Read More
2020-07-22 12:47
The daily Covid Chronicles continue with two more significant points: Data Not Complete and Costs and Coordination for Medical FacilitiesHere in the hot bed of Covid, the Three Stooges ran a… Read More
Failure To Communicate
2020-07-21 12:47
The past few days have had numerous stories on Washington's overall failure with regards to Coronavirus knowledge, policy and of course present day attitudes that have contributed to the Uni… Read More
The School Bell
2020-07-18 20:48
If anyone truly believes that school will be starting next month or in September I think they need to take a remedial reading class.Covid is here until a vaccine is created and even then it… Read More
Trolls Under The Bridge
2020-07-16 13:42
Social Media is awash with them, some very real some less so, but the reality is that from anonymity comes security in being free to be you and you alone.  It allows us to shout from th… Read More
Women In Uniform
2020-07-15 10:49
There are two kinds of women in uniform - ones who perpetuate the violence, the other the ones who it is performed upon.Many women are military officers and police officers. They are recruit… Read More
Covid Chronicles
2020-07-14 23:23
I feel that should be a new daytime drama on the networks or just title the endless press conferences State and Federal Governments endless bullshit Covid pressers that are less about Covid… Read More
The Paper Boy
2020-07-13 10:51
There is a musical called Newsies about how young men delivered newspapers to homes all across the country. Back in the day it was often the first job young men (maybe young girls but nope)… Read More
Gone To The Dogs
2020-07-07 11:06
The Police manipulate the Public, the Prosecutors in every city manipulate the Jury and the Judges that oversee the system are manipulating the system to find an outcome that will get the re… Read More
2020-07-05 19:33
Ever pass by billboards advertising hospitals? Ever heard an ad that professes quality care at this fine institution of medicine? Well great, how much is it? Do you take my insurance? Are yo… Read More
Big Bang
2020-07-05 18:16
On Friday the Crazy Dopey Grandpa made a call for Authoritarian rule aka Totalitarianism.  Yes the President of the United States is now moving towards some hybrid version of Democracy… Read More
Q&A Covid Time
2020-07-03 20:51
I think this is worth reading to understand how those "in the know" handle Covid. Inconsistent on some issues and on others quite so.  That said you can see that even "experts" are not… Read More
2020-07-02 23:39
Once again reading the paper I had to put it down to compose myself.  Not that I was surprised by the article, in fact I was anything but; however, when you read the facts and the truth… Read More
Streets Of Blood
2020-07-02 13:16
To truly understand the South you would have to be a combined Anthropologist, Sociologist, Theologian and Economist.  The South post Civil War failed at Reconstruction and in turn faced… Read More
2020-06-30 19:35
I have said repeatedly you don't know me until you know me and then let me know what you think, be honest, be frank and be kind.  Any criticism should come from love and from that comes… Read More
2020-06-30 12:46
In America there are only two colors, black and white.  There are no rainbows or people of "other" colors, other sexualities and other religions.  We are apparently either Christia… Read More
2020-06-29 11:33
Growing up in a union family and being a member of a union most of my professional life I have a fairly good concept of what works and what doesn't with regards to organized labor. It is not… Read More
Markers Do Not Suffice
2020-06-28 19:38
When I first moved to Nashville in June of 2016, I was optimistic.  I wanted to leave the trauma of Seattle behind, begin restoration of my deteriorating teeth and maybe just maybe find… Read More
2020-06-27 22:25
Well someone got "woke" when it comes to the name of "old" as I have been in that category for over five years now once I turned 55 I was asked repeatedly when I planned on retiring, be that… Read More
The River Runs Through It
2020-06-25 18:27
And by it I mean bullshIT.  I have been back writing about Amazon simply because there is no better time in which to do so.   There are two companies that I find repugnant, Ikea an… Read More
Come Sail Away
2020-06-24 19:08
When you go on a cruise on the Amazon you need to not just be afraid of the pirhanas but of Covid which is equally as deadly.Amazon has come under scrutiny for its varying business practices… Read More
2020-06-24 13:38
When I read the below editorial piece I had to agree wholeheartedly.  Seattle has some type of nirvana belief that has dominated the landscape of Sound and Mountains all my life.  … Read More
Ebony And Ivory
2020-06-23 12:11
Bad news for those in culture wars we got 998 other problems than a simple issue over those between those who are black and those who are white. Sorry folks I have been in public education t… Read More
2020-06-22 16:45
While many are leaving the Church in droves I question why Liberals who have such an agenda about change and progress why they choose to not belong to a Church. I do not as I am an Atheist b… Read More
Crush It!
2020-06-22 09:08
As I noted in another post yesterday about Covid for some reason we think the worst is over, no its ongoing everyday.  Largely why? Because we have a Government indifferent to the reali… Read More
2020-06-21 20:17
The idea of going back on into circulation doesn't bother me as I have never left it; however, that was because no one else was out there with me.  I have ridden PATH trains, taken Ferr… Read More
2020-06-20 12:35
When asked for spare change or a dollar what is your normal response?  Most people don't carry cash and right now there is an actual shortage of change due to the pandemic and closing o… Read More
Friday. Okay, Whatever
2020-06-19 20:35
I am still on unofficial lockdown as the area begins to open up to Stage 2, 3, 16, whatever at this point it is all just smoke, mirrors, games and bullshit.  That said I have no interes… Read More
2020-06-18 12:25
I read a story about the CHAZ zone established in Seattle over how Protesters have turned a few blocks into a commune of sort, an Occupy over Police Brutality.  They are self managed an… Read More
When We Rise
2020-06-16 12:52
When We Rise chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. C… Read More
Ferguson Legacy
2020-06-16 11:38
The other day I listened to the Sam Harris podcast (he is a famous Atheist) who had struggled with what to say about the current unrest regarding George Floyd's death at the hands of cops. … Read More
Rent A Cop
2020-06-15 12:34
The move to take Police out of schools is well interesting that given the last two years of school shootings the move to have more armed staff inside was considered "essential" and today the… Read More
2020-06-14 20:19
There have been endless scandals with regards to someone's credentials not as they have claimed on their resume. And to that I go, big fucking deal. Unless you are killing someone or could w… Read More
That Covid Thing?
2020-06-14 19:07
We are still in the throes of a pandemic, despite that the Covid Task Force has been disbanded and the daily lottery numbers have given way to proclamations that are pro protest, amidst the… Read More
2020-06-11 18:31
I am just going to leave this as is. I subscribe to the Post and have been a follower and reader of Mr. Balko and his work "woke" me to this many years ago sitting in my living room&nbs&hell…Read More
Cleaning House
2020-06-11 12:54
Well the house cleaning continues from tearing down statues that two years ago led to a girls death on the streets to firing reality TV stars one wonders if this is the turning point for rea… Read More
2020-06-10 00:17
 Well as Trump is now resorted to buying votes apparently the biggest welfare queens are large farms which have received BILLIONS in Covid funding to supplement their already signficant… Read More
Change Ain't Easy
2020-06-08 19:21
If you have not watched John Oliver he has not once but twice done shows on the subject that has plagued our country for decades with regards to Police misconduct. (They are below)  Wha… Read More
Little White City
2020-06-07 17:12
Irony that the protests are the most virulent, violent and ongoing in cities largely not of color, Seattle, Portland, Austin.  Cities with large amounts of men, white, tech centers and… Read More
Whoa There Nelly!
2020-06-07 12:21
As the protests continue they are abutting against the gradual reopening of New York City effective tomorrow and I suspect given the slight uptick in employment numbers the protests will als… Read More
The Past Is Present
2020-06-06 19:41
Since George Floyd's death we have had several other deaths at the hands of Police, a man in Vallejo, a man in Louisville sheltering protesters, Indianapolis police officers killed three you… Read More
2020-06-06 17:42
Much is made of the varying models presented to the Federal Government and those used by the State Governments to determine the course of action when it comes to Covid and reducing the impac… Read More
Beware Of Greeks
2020-06-04 20:41
Bearing gifts as the expression goes. And there is no bigger fraternity than the Billionaire Boys Class.  I have long lamented that their concept of charity is that which begins at home… Read More
2020-06-04 17:12
While I have written about the issues facing residential renters that is a double edged problem as some owners are small scale landlords with one or two investment properties that rent is th… Read More
The Fake News
2020-06-03 23:07
As the Crazy Grandfather in Chief rails against what he calls "fake news" the real news is out there in the streets reporting and covering the pandemic and now the protests over the murder o… Read More
2020-06-03 16:47
As we tentatively move forward from lockdown it is time to take a hard look at the economic costs that the average citizen suffered under the most absurd, ill thought out, organized and more… Read More
2020-06-01 13:23
The chant goes: No Justice No Peace and that could not be more true as the events have unfolded the past few days.   I am not sure what to make of what I watched and read from my home i… Read More
As Rome Burns
2020-05-30 20:30
Another Black man killed by Police, following another Black man killed by White Vigilante men who were doing what they do, kill black me or whatever as one was a former law enforcement offic… Read More
2020-05-27 21:42
As much as I loathe the members of the Medical Industrial Complex I can only say that the members of the legal one are equally repugnant and once again are revered for reasons that I assume… Read More
Hedges Their Bets
2020-05-27 19:50
As I am from Seattle I am aware of the conglomerate that is now Providence Hospital Systems.  The below article again demonstrates why I am not cheering, sending donations, or actually… Read More
The Collective
2020-05-27 18:42
I feel we have become the Borg, a collective mind unit that is also much like the robots of Westworld, programmed to think and behave in a manner that is about preserving the status quo, ple… Read More
2020-05-27 11:09
I have not regretted one day leaving Nashville, not one.  True I moved to the Hot Zone of the Covid virus literally months before and traveled during its nascent outbreaks right up unti… Read More
2020-05-26 20:12
That was once a literal inquiry if someone was planning to go on holiday, leave a room or just plain leave.  Now today it is the million dollar question as many of us sit in wait wonder… Read More
2020-05-24 13:56
I am enjoying Mrs. America on HULU right now as it covers the attempt by women's rights activists to get the ERA passed in the 70s.  Then they encountered a failed politician, Phyllis S… Read More
Once In A Lifetime?
2020-05-22 22:23
This pandemic is but the fall back on this is not.  I am not Okay are You? Should be the next phrase Melania Trump put on the back of her next coat to wear as she escapes from her priso… Read More
The Three Stooges
2020-05-20 22:35
Living in New Jersey I have the pleasure of having a Democrat who is incompetent for Governor so that takes the whole blue state red state thing right away off the plate. Across the river in… Read More
2020-05-19 22:35
The never ending change in goals posts continue. CDC: Virus 'does not spread easily' on contaminated surfacesYahoo StyleKorin MillerMay 19th 2020 1Even before COVID-19 officially had a name… Read More
2020-05-16 11:44
This morning I read about the retailers, J Crew a more mainstream source of clothing for the aspiring prepster and Neiman Marcus for the aspiring and/or wealthy customer whose Christmas cata… Read More
2020-05-15 17:47
Well which is it?Armageddon;  (probably Hebrew: “Hill of Megiddo”), in the New Testament, place where the kings of the earth under demonic leadership will wage war on the… Read More
2020-05-14 12:37
This blog has evolved as have I in the ever changing landscape that is America.  I grew up in Seattle when it was a one company town, Boeing, but had thriving other industries and busin… Read More
Stimulate Me
2020-05-13 18:13
Perhaps the most rational voice in the current Government is Jerome Powell, other than Nancy Pelosi I question all the elected officials for their seeming inability to do shit. They have cle… Read More
Small Is Big
2020-05-13 16:48
From the SBA regarding small businesses in the United States: United States small businesses employed 58.9 million peo­ple, or 47.5% of the private workforce, in 2015.48 percent of all… Read More
2020-05-13 00:39
While I find Donald Trump perhaps the most loathsome individual on the planet and perhaps the worst President in my lifetime but I want to quickly run through the list.  JFK...assassina… Read More
Food Fight
2020-05-12 14:05
In a much needed Covid fever break (no I don't have Covid dear god let's pray. Oh wait never mind) I am writing about a current cat fight that began and ended on Twitter, the new forum as sc… Read More
The Vaccine Quest
2020-05-11 21:20
For the uninitiated we had this before it was called SARS and that was the first shot over the bow that we needed to be prepared for variations of the same and sure enough over the last deca… Read More
Jesus The Man
2020-05-11 18:56
The whole idea that a man was born of a virgin and was created by God that was a spiritual entity is enough right there to go WTF?  But then you go and think that at age 33 he was tryin… Read More
The Pretenders
2020-05-11 11:26
The raw truth, the seeping wound, ugly reality is that Americans are all delusional and in denial and it explains the Opioid crisis as those who were living in reality said, "Fuck it, let's… Read More

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