Sunday, March 27, 2011
I personally recommend these books and audios. In terms of helping me become more positive about myself and my ability to control my destiny, Og Mandino's easy to read and understand tales and parables have been a source of authentic guidance in the area of self help.
I recommend these, from Amazon.A Better Way to Live: Og Mandino's Own Personal Story of Success Featuring 17 Rules to Live By
Saturday, March 26, 2011
A strategic approach to getting out of a rut
When my imagination gets stuck, I try this online tool -- Oblique Strategies generator, derived or based on the product of the same name developed by Brian Eno, the English rock and ambient musician.
In reference to: Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies -- Random Generator (view on Google Sidewiki)
The value of this tool is that it challenges me -- I often get stuck when trying to find a new way to improve myself, my work, and my outreach to others. A 'rethink' is often in order.
What is also good is it allows me to use music as away to expand my ideas. I listen to a lot of Ambient music, which blends classical and electronica and popular music into something 'new.'
An articulate article explaining how the nuclear crisis in Japan will continue to lead us in the direction gas fired electrical generation.
Renewables will play a smaller role because they are not baseline power plants.
Roger Conrad writes numerous articles about the utility industry. They are worth reading.
"America’s energy future is natural gas:"
- Japan's Nuclear Crisis and America's Natural Gas (view on Google Sidewiki)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The DOI issued its 5th Deepwater Oil Drilling permit since February 2011, when the started issuing them again.
The Obama administration lifted the ban on deepwater drilling in October 2010, after calling a temporary halt to drilling after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
More domestic oil production will lessen the US dependence on foreign oil imports.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This summarizes two important and interesting facts about the Fukushima Daiichi plant accident and nuclear energy experiments.
1. The Fukushima event may have produced a neutron beam. These are signs that the damaged nuclear fuel rods may have cong supercritical and released radiation.
2. The history of a handful of really interesting events in the early days of the application and demonstration of nuclear, during which researchers accidentally exposed themselves to lethal doses of radiation.
Now, I still think energy efficiency is a better alternative to nuclear energy.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
This is a page I recommend -- mainly for the content, which is inspirational and motivational in nature.
It includes Ben Franklin and Abe Lincoln, as well as Frank Bettger, the author of How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling.
It reminds me that I have some inspirational quotes of my own to add to my blog.
The part I found interesting about this answer is that it addresses the issues of social media immediately, and provides examples. I wasn't aware Amazon had an answers page like this.in reference to: What is Sidewiki and what does it have to do with Google? (view on Google Sidewiki)