Busy little Hummingbird

Tweet Pin It Back in April, I was in San Diego, California for a conference.  While walking back to my hotel room, I came across this cute little hummingbird who caught my attention. Happy Greening! Jon If you liked what you just read, please signup below to receive our blog posts and tips via email.   Tweet […]

Camping in the Rain

Tweet Pin It When you’ve got a trip planned with 40 of your favorite people to hang out with, you just don’t want to cancel because of a little rain!  My babysitting exchange, which also includes the members of our bee co-op, likes to go camping every spring.  This year the weather was not promising […]

Dogs and Doughboys

Tweet Pin It This year on our annual camping trip I was sitting with my young friend by the fire making doughboys and discussing why some people like dogs and some don’t.  She’s a huge fan of dogs and told me she likes them so much because they are soft and cuddly and always like […]

Creating a Beehive Co-op

Tweet Pin It We have bees.  Not an infestation, but an actual honey beehive that we have setup in our backyard.  Luckily, it’s legal here, because we’ve had some problems. Last year, I spotted the Flow Hive Indiegogo crowd funding campaign and I was in love. Unfortunately, it seemed like a lot of money to invest and […]

Best Climate Change Speech Ever

Tweet Pin It Today President Barack Obama gave what I consider the best climate change speech ever when he announced the rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline. However, when I first tried to watch the speech, by going to well known news sites, like USA Today, NBC News and CNN, I found that they only played […]

Love Song to the Earth

Tweet Pin It Natasha Bedingfield and Sean Paul teamed up with an awesome group of artists including Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and many more to create “Love Song to the Earth.” They released it to coincide with Pope Francis’s visit to Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York.  I found the song a uplifting and […]

Interview with Jeff Sutherland – Inventor of Scrum and Renewable Energy Advocate

Tweet Pin It Recently I had the pleasure of learning a more effective way to manage projects. The two day course, titled Scrum Product Owner training, was taught by Jeff Sutherland, the inventor and co-creator of Scrum and author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. During the class he mentioned […]

How much did the US spend on Imported Oil in 2014?

Tweet Pin It My previous blog posts about the US spending on imported oil are finally making a difference. At least a lot of people seem to be asking how much the US spends on importing oil.  Earlier this year, one of the leading United States Presidential Candidates stated that the US spent about $300 […]

Camping with Thermo-electric Generation (Powered SmartPhones)

Tweet Pin It While camping over Memorial Day this year, I witnessed several people complaining about their SmartPhones (iPhones, etc.) and having to sit around the bathroom trying to get even to 20% charge. Last year Alicia and I had to coordinate who had the chargers and cables to plug in our iPhones so that […]

How to Easily Grill Corn on the Campfire

Tweet Pin It This year Ellie & Christor were old enough to actually help us plan for our annual camping trip, including participating in meal planning. They declared that they were going to make pancakes, and since I know that Ellie is perfectly capable of making pancakes at home by herself, that sounded great to me.  She […]