Viewing Posts from June, 2011
I have a friend who used to be an enthusiastic goal-setter and self-improvement specialist. She’s read many self-help books, diligently set New Year’s resolutions, and lived in steps (i.e., 5 proven steps to a better night’s sleep, or 3 steps for a slimmer waistline).
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Vermont, where I live and work, is one of the least diverse states in the United States. The percentage of the State's population that is non-Hispanic white just recently dropped to 94%, according to the 2010 US Census.
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Well the Rapture did not happen as forecast on May 21st, but, not to worry, we can all gear up again for next year’s version, the Mayan apocalypse on December 12th. Whilst this might be a good excuse for newly minted college graduates to not bother to look for...
Two of the many presentations and speeches at Windpower 2011 particularly caught my attention. Both speakers broke from the wind industry refrain of lamenting its current situation and constantly calling for long-term policies and pleading for extended tax credits as the solution.
Photo credit: seemann from morguefile.com The Wind Industry Today Flash forward 10 years and the wind industry has built a bigger boat. At Windpower 2011 there were 15,000 attendees and 2000 exhibitors, from climbing harness makers to Union Pacific railroad.