Distracting Oddities
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Feb
06

Believe it or Not

May
02

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Addicted To Plastic is a point-of-view style documentary that encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic’s path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions – which include plastic made from plants – will provide viewers with a new perspective about our future with plastic.

http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/atp.html

We saw this on Sundance the other night, and it shocked the hell out of us.

We’ve been buying bottled water for over 25 years! I instantly stopped buying and using plastic water bottles and switched over to a water filter. Jeez, what really get’s me is that we thought we were doing the healthy thing!

Only using glass, ceramic, and wax paper now

p.s. if you must use bottled water, whatever you do, do not leave it in the sunlight, it leaches Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic chemical that interferes with the body’s natural hormonal messaging system.

here is a link with the scoop; please pass this along to as many as you can so we can get the word out:

http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Are-plastic-water-bottles-a-health-hazard.html

Apr
17

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Apr
14

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Apr
07

My distracting oddity images today are windmills, wind towers and power grids

Those odd shaped wonderful instruments of natural power – the never ending wind, especially here in the California Desert.

My mind wonders on, through these long dry canyons and panoramic vistas of California’s interior and as it does I find myself in a Walter Mitty dream. One, of my favorites has got to be my wistful image of Don Quixote jousting at these huge and wonderful windmills.

California windfarms

California windfarms

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Mar
28

You know it’s funny, people have this perception that there is plenty of nothing out here in the desert. Yep, just lots of sunshine and wind. Turns out that’s all you need, especially here in the Coachella Valley, California.

I’m so proud of my fellow Californians with their hippie foresight and vision into alternative energies some 35 years ago now. Of course I was just a wee child then, but there is something positive to be said for a state and it’s populace that promote open minds and imaginings that spurred these innovations. The integral natural Californian “can do” enthusiasm combined with the persistence of knowing, that working with the natural resources of the earth as they happen in a particular region is just a common sense way to go. They created this new frontier of  “natural resources” alternative energy. As a result we are poised yet once again to lead our country in a positive direction.

Because of their visions we have plenty of “wind farms” out here. Especially in Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs. Miles of wind towers turning their heavy arms pushed on by the never ceasing “mariah” winds.

As I pass them for time to time,  I also wonder why they could not cover their bases with solar panels! Wouldn’t this double their efficiency? Wind & sun power combined!

Windmills of "natural resources" Energy

Windmills of "natural resources" Energy


Mar
24


Goddess of Flight Placard

Goddess of Flight Placard


Goddess of Flight

Goddess of Flight


Mar
06
Elvis sited near New Age Town!

Elvis sited near New Age Town!

Mar
02

Want to see a comical truck with wobbly wheels? Well here you go! This distracting oddity caught my eye and made me smile :D

http://www.magicalsaltmarshes.com

Feb
21
The Curious Case of Benjamin Roadrunner

The Curious Case of Benjamin Roadrunner

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