Friday, August 05, 2005

Away for the Weekend

Jan and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend with a getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks. Hope all of you have a good weekend!

A couple of quick, unrelated items before I go:
  • Here's a recent article from The Economist on nuclear power, "The Shape of Things to Come: Climate change is helping a revival of the nuclear industry, though its economics still look dodgy." Again, this seems pretty straightforward and objective, but I'll be interested to see your reaction.
  • On a lighter note, two of the folks at have started podcasting (an idea I'm still playing with-- it took me a while to find an audio production program I could work with...).
“More Hip than Hippie”, an environmentally friendly podcast, is painting the town green. Dori and Val, hosts of the informative yet comical podcast show, said “If you’re craving a granola chewing, off-grid podcast – you’re in the wrong place.” Instead, you’ll find straight forward, sometimes humorous advice on how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. And in case you’re wondering – yes, they shave.

The premise of the “More Hip than Hippie” show is to enlighten people on how they can live a more sustainable, earth-friendly life but still enjoy today’s modern conveniences. Topics have included eating green on a budget, fueling cars on Biodiesel (it’s easier than you think), and how to convert your ashes to diamonds to last an eternity – the ultimate in recycling.

Dori and Val release a new episode of their podcast each week. “We like our podcasts to be fun, upbeat and informative. At the same time, podcasting allows us the freedom to tackle subjects in our own way – sometimes a bit unconventional” Their podcast is rated PG, so use your own discretion (or headphones) while listening at work.
I haven't had a chance to listen yet, but am looking forward to it!

Have a great weekend folks! See you Monday.

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