Of Note: In this time of "economic uncertainty" as the newspapers like to call the current situation, Mr. Abert is on to the right idea. Looking around all that we have accumulated, we are more affluent than our minds lead us to believe. But luckily we can change our minds regarding prosperity. One immediate advantage would be an improvement in mental health toward an attitude of gratitude. Another would be a more intimate feeling of connection with the rest of humanity. Not a bad deal at all for letting in a little light. This quote is from the June 2nd "Word For The Day" at http://www.gratefulness.org/. Prescient I would say.
Today's Weather Report: Can you believe it, it's now in the 70's!! Just last week as you know, I was preparing for winter. Now, I've had to pull my tank tops out again for another run--even if it's only today.
Watch for Change Snippit: How in the world are we going to supply 1.6 billion people--a quarter of the world's population--with light and power? This is the question that three MIT students pondered in an 2003 school assignment. These guys went on to create the Mightylight, a waterproof, portable LED lamp that runs on solar powered energy. 10,000 have been distributed to date. Their next project is a solar powered mobile-phone charger, which would allow mobile phone use in much of the developing world. Onward and upward.