[Book Review] What’s Mine is Yours: the Rise of Collaborative Consumption

In college I read a few things about culture, collaboration and communication, including Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone, as well as work by and work critiquing sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. These works helped influence a lot of scholarship … Read on

[Book Look] Carr, Kelly, plus on What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Whoops. Forgot what I was doing…oh yeah. Today there are a number of theories, speculations and Oh My Gosh the Sky is Falling arguments, articles and books that propose various effects resulting from our love of … Read on

Discussing Emerging Technologies, Trends, and Tales in the Green Energy and Sustainable Living Spaces

Over the weekend I was able to attend a Green Jobs Forum hosted by the York County Conservation Alliance. The discussion was held at Penn State York and featured a list of qualified speakers. They … Read on

My Book Pick ~ Hot, Flat, and Crowded, by Thomas Friedman

Get this Book: Thomas Friedman Hot, Flat, and Crowded     You won’t regret it.   Alright so this isn’t the best video, but the book is “better than the movie.” Reading it? Read it? Think … Read on

Where Do We Go From Here?

As I write this post I write it with many apologies. Apologies mostly for mistakes and shortcomings of my own. But, I write it inherently with apologies for the failures and missteps that have us … Read on

GOOD Recycling Paint Cans and Old Batteries

Q. Does anybody know what to do with old batteries? A. I hear that batteries, of the last few years, are disposable.  Q. Someone on our road put paint cans out for recycling recently. The cans … Read on

Frontline Reports HEAT Global Warming Crisis

Watch below, the first part (apprx. 9 minutes) of a mini-series on the global warming crisis as told by PBS’s Frontline reporters. CHAPTER ONE Watching the World Change Disappearing glaciers, rising sea levels, expanding … Read on

HOT, FLAT, & CROWDED a Summary on the Book by Thomas Friedman

Trying to keep track on the line of thinking in this book, so far what I’ve found… In the first chapter Friedman sets the stage. Here is the flagship section of the chapter: “I am … Read on

Watch PBS | Frontline Documentary HEAT Tuesday, October 21

Please watch PBS’s special (listed locally for 9pm Tuesday, October 21, 2008) HEAT. If you don’t already rave over the documentaries Frontline brings watch HEAT. If you just woke from a comma, or are from … Read on