Tag Archives: sustainability

Market and Linn Streets

Editor’s Note: Originally posted on Nov. 4, 2011. I live in the country, in case this is the first time you are reading this blog. In economic tough times, we have to multitask any resource use, so when I drive … Continue reading

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Freezing Rain and a Green New Deal

Ice turned to mush as rain fell Thursday morning. The surfaces of Lake Macbride and the Coralville Lake appeared to remain frozen as I drove on Mehaffey Bridge Road. When I arrived at the home, farm and auto supply store … Continue reading

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Rest of the Way Out

Seems like I’ve been hunkered down and bunkered in since apple season. I’ve been thoroughly funkified. With 45 days left until spring I’m restless to get out of my lair. The number of indoor places I spend time is limited: … Continue reading

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Out of the Polar Vortex

The ambient temperature is 45 degrees, a 73 degree swing since early Thursday morning. Warming is part of the polar vortex, just as the cold was. Temperatures are forecast to return closer to normal after tomorrow. I had planned to … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Polar Vortex

Editor’s Note: This email was sent to members of our home owners association at the beginning of the polar vortex of 2019. As I write this note, the outdoors ambient temperature is 26 degrees below zero and one person in … Continue reading

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Dealing with Cold Temperatures

Images depicting ambient temperature reports have been ubiquitous on social media the last few days. According to the Weather Channel, temperatures plummet to 25 degrees below zero by Tuesday thanks to a polar vortex. It’s what I’ve been waiting for … Continue reading

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Newspapers Are Dying – What About Blogs?

Every Wednesday evidence newspapers are dying is delivered to the end of our driveway. I’ve asked the Iowa City Press Citizen to stop this delivery as we get a digital subscription. They can’t. They deliver the paper free on ad … Continue reading

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