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a poem from a few years ago

Final Refrains to My Descendants - Circa. 2054





Sing the dying

time of grandchildren unborn

through broken,…

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Added by Mark Mulkerin on March 21, 2010 at 12:22am — No Comments

a poem from a few years ago - Demographics

Demographics





"It's market research,"

the older tells the younger,…

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Added by Mark Mulkerin on March 21, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Old MacDonald

My family has actually started down this road having bought a struggling, small farm in Wisconsin. Even though our background isn't farming, we wanted to put our resources where our passions are and took the plunge - sort of. Since we live abroad, we have partnered with the previous owners to keep the farm going and get things on a solid financial footing.



While they get crops in the ground and create value-added farm products to sell in regional co-ops, I'm working on the business… Continue

Added by Mark Mulkerin on March 19, 2010 at 9:45am — No Comments

A stove by any other name

Picking my favorite renewable energy is like picking my favorite kid - of course, if we could power the world with their energy and propensity for climbing and other naughtiness, we'd be somewhat closer to an energy balance but ...


The contenders include the way cool nano antennas which capture infrared energy for power ... it just needs to be converted to a usable form. Fusion ... but not for twenty years, always twenty years. Passive solar design ... you mean sunlight in…
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Added by Mark Mulkerin on March 19, 2010 at 6:31am — 2 Comments

Plow the sky!

4%


Imagine living in a country that only produced 4% of its own food. A country like Singapore which is really a city on an island without much farmland left. Now imagine that over 50% of your food supply come from just one other country ...


I bet you are saying to yourselves that it is a unique case. Most countries have rural areas that can support a much higher proportion of their populations. A unique case ... not really. With a half of the…
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Added by Mark Mulkerin on March 19, 2010 at 5:50am — 1 Comment

Arguing with my computer ... again

2020 - I want to be a Luddite. Kurzweill was right. My computer does have the same computing capacity as a human brain now. Unfortunately, it has a very disagreeable personality - think, know it all with no attention span. It is constantly commenting on my writing or video messaging and since it still doesn't understand metaphors or sarcasm, it is constantly trying to correct me. It took me twenty minutes to send a reply to Evoke about Tokyo. I'm still trying to figure out what we can do to… Continue

Added by Mark Mulkerin on March 19, 2010 at 5:29am — 1 Comment

shadowing Jane McGonigal

Okay, it is a bit odd shadowing the creator of a game that instructed you to shadow someone ... but I wouldn't be giving it a spin if I hadn't watched Ms. McGonigal's (if she accepts the Facebook friend request, I will feel I can use her first name) TED Talk.


Personally, if you are looking to shadow someone, anybody from the TED conference will likely qualify as someone you can learn a lot from. So why Ms. McGonigal instead of any number of other incredible…
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Added by Mark Mulkerin on March 19, 2010 at 4:40am — 7 Comments

Make It Inexpensive

What is a school? What is a library? How do we educate our children and ourselves? In the developed world, the answer has been state supported public schools and colleges with more expensive private options for those who can afford filled with teachers, books, and lunch ladies. It is industrial education requiring the machinery of learning, the assembly lines of knowledge, and the raw materials to process. In less developed countries, this option is out of reach for many as even the seemingly… Continue

Added by Mark Mulkerin on March 19, 2010 at 4:16am — 1 Comment

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Sophie C. commented on Asger Jon Vistisen's blog post Stinging Nettle
"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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