Category: Environment

Fractal Foo! – Chesapeake Blues – Nitrogen the new CO2

    A bit of a rant I threw together while in one of my sourer moods. The subject is algal blooms and their effects on fisheries. Triggered in part by Jimmy Dore’s coverage of west coast fisherman suing energy companies for AGW. But…

Fractal Radio | Episode 30 – Science vs Politics (Case Study)

This little episode was prompted when one of my favorite pundits, Jimmy Dore, discussed the plans of some fisherman to sue oil companies for causing global warming. Which said fisherman implicate in their troubles catching fish. I point out that nitrification from agriculture and…

Quasi-Philosophical Waffling ~ War and Healthcare (Vlog)

People seem to defend and attack vague notions rather than discuss the merits of policies. I take a jab at the problem. Alright I mention the problem. Perhaps the jab will come soon. Check out my website for free stories, lotsa ideas, poems, and…

Fractal Radio | Episode 25 – Carolina Weather, Death in New Jersey, and Nukes (O My)

Decided to dispense with the mic due to current hardware limitations making rendering an hours long nightmare. Topics – Weather – – Water – – Geetha Angara Death – – Trump’s withdrawal from Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia – – Tech Addiction – –…

Fractal Radio| Episode 18 – Legacy Pollutants Ramble

I ramble about odds and ends and the ongoing importance of raising environmental awareness. I cringe a tad writing that due to the baggage attached to ‘environmental awareness.’ It’s an unfair stigma that really detracts from a pretty sound idea. Taking care of our…

Fractal Radio| Episode 4 – Sustainable Bags

  In this episode… 1) Fiddling 2) Virtue Signaling 3) Virtual Water and E-guilt 4) Why is it so satisfying to create art, music, prose, code, furniture whatever… 5) Strategies for maintaining creativity 6) The New Yorker Cover Art 6) The plight of native…

Water – The Case for Stewardship (Vlog)

  Yet another rough draft towards a more professional coverage of the state of water as a resource. Sources and Further Reading  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpI-FKqk0Ewhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgLoHA4cer4&t=20s •https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/community/2016/02/11/the-secret-to-water-pricing-during-a-drought • https://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthhowmuch.htmlhttp://www.gdrc.org/uem/footprints/water-footprint.htmlhttps://insteading.com/blog/clean-water-human/https://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/how-many-gallons-of-water-does-it-take-to-make.htmlhttp://www.worldofbeer.co.za/news/role-of-sorghum-beer-in-south-african-culturehttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1442-9993.2000.01036.x

The Dammed – Water, Beer, and not much Cheer (Vlog)

There’s so much ado with water that I’m having a hard time keeping up. One of the things is social impact which I discuss briefly in this vlog. For more information check out Jacques Leslie’s excellent book: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deep-water-jacques-leslie/1100292710

Process Ramble + Why Care About Water (Vlog)

Just a quickie vlog on satisfaction, the creative process, and trying to find a succinct way to frame the importance of a critical topic. Check out the Fractal Journal: https://fractaljournal.com For stories, webcomics, essays, and more. New uploads on TFJ every Tuesday and Thursday…

TFJ Vlogs – Return to the Parlor

Brief talk on methods to stay put when you need to, hidden costs, and the need to revive parlor culture. As we automate and populate we are going to need art and culture more and more and more… http://www.victorianpride.com/history.html  

TFJ Vlogs: Bavarian Mood – Metaphysical Backbone

In this TFJ Vlog, you will find a discussion of the need to develop physical and metaphysical stamina. Public discourse and effective inquiry require strength and character. Both of these are inextricably tied and I give some quirky examples of how to attain them….

Typical (Poem)

Opened a book today A million men died in its pages A million widows wept, what can I say A typical account of typical ages A great river had promise To make the land rich They must never miss The chance to satisfy that…