Thursday, March 29, 2007

Step It Up 2007 

If you're looking for something to do on April 14, 2007, go to the Step It Up 2007 website and check for events in your area.

From the site's main page:

This April 14th, tens of thousands of Americans will gather all across the country at meaningful, iconic places to call for action on climate change. We will hike, bike, climb, walk, swim, kayak, canoe, or simply sit or stand with banners of our call to action: "Step It Up, Congress! Cut carbon 80% by 2050!"

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I am finally over the hump of feeling like a foggy-headed mule bent on self-destruction through starvation. Today I feel like a normal person again with reasonable skills of logic and thinking. More or less. This is good as today is the long day of the week with me not getting home until 9pm or so tonight. More importantly, my whinging will be greatly reduced causing much joy at home. A whiner I can definitely be.

A walk in the park this weekend. Perhaps a run around Forest Park. Something to get out and see some good greenery and life.

New podcasts adorn the broken innards of my iPod. The Now Show and This American Life are newbies to my playlist and I am quite the fan. And the word of the day, of course.

Not much to say, I guess. Back to the grind!

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Back from the dead. Again 

I'm alive, but these days I'm not feeling it. My doc has me on a cleansing/fasting type diet for a few weeks in an effort to determine why my cholesterol is high. We've tried a couple other things, but so far nothing. This new diet? Ah, it's not fun. I am eating fruits, veggies, beans and....that's about it. No:

Dairy (the block of cheese in the fridge mocks me)
caffeine (oh how I miss my coffee!)

It's a tough one. I'm a week into it already and am surviving. My energy level is not high-it peaks about 5 minutes after I eat and is over soon after. The worst part is that my brain power is lacking, and concentrating is not easy, to say the least. But I'm forcing my way thru. He says I'll lose some weight, which sucks, because I think I was finally putting some back on (in a good way). Not to mention that being productive at work is not easy when you can't concentrate and are listless. So it goes.

Got to see my little bro and sis last week when Stu rolled thru town with his tour. It gave me an excuse to leave work early which didn't hurt me none.

Not too much has been going on out here. I am trying to pick a place to make a trip and see, and I've not been able to narrow it down enough yet. It's been over a damn year since I was off somewhere, and that is way too long. Unacceptable.

Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, S. America, Central America or what? I can't decide. So many choices!

No rain today. It was nice to ride the bike in shorts and a tshirt. In my dreamland, summer is here....

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

An interview with Van Jones, advocate for social justice and shared green prosperity | By David Roberts | Grist | Main Dish | 20 Mar 2007 

An interview with Van Jones, advocate for social justice and shared green prosperity | By David Roberts | Grist | Main Dish | 20 Mar 2007

It's been a while, I know. Maybe it's time for a comeback? This is a great interview with Van Jones. The man has some great things to say. Check it out.

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Name: Corey
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I'm on a journey with no destination. The path is constantly changing direction but there are always adventures to be had. "Never" and "always" have left my lexicon.

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