Bill & Sally’s 50th Anniversary

They are an amazing couple. Both are bright, kind, spiritual, ahead of their time, and just delightful. Today was the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, and people came from all over the country. As you might suspect, Bill is exceptionally gregarious or, as they say, “has never met a stranger.” And trust me, he hasn’t. This afternoon, as they… Continue reading

Some New Concepts

Do you know that feeling when you hear or read something that just offends something about your sense of fair play, but you don’t take the time to tease out the details? You just know in your gut something is wrong. Fred Clark‘s recent post*, well, yesterday’s, put a tidy label on some concepts that I’ve had a difficult time… Continue reading

How ‘Bout Them Headlands

Spoken in thick, often feigned southern accent, a common expression in Georgia was, “How ’bout them Dawgs?!” Not being a sports enthusiast, the expression always left me a bit cold. Yesterday, we spent the morning in the headlands, hiking Tennessee Valley. It too left me just a bit cold, but for reasons related to the ocean breeze.  … Continue reading

Worth It’s Own Post!

Michelle commented on my post: Cost of Driving Chloé. She said: Thanks for your research Tim, I’m considering my next car purchase this year…I hate to say this, but you’ve left out the carbon footprint of the electricity production… which is considerable in our coal-based system here in Tennessee. However – there will soon be little solar panel charge stations… Continue reading

Zero Emission Leaf

I’ve been really interested in the Nissan Leaf, an all electric car that uses no gasoline whatsoever.  I like the idea of owning a Leaf because: The cars are made in the USA (Tennessee); so, buying American keeps jobs in the US Electricity, the energy source for the car, is made in the USA, again, keeping jobs in the US… Continue reading