Be Prepared With Telsa

In 1995, a young immigrant (from South Africa via Canada) turned his back on Stanford University’s PhD program after being enrolled for just two days. Without fanfare, he stepped onto the world’s stage with a vision of changing the world and humanity
In the 22 years since that fateful decision to forego a PhD in favor … Read More.

City of Portland Fix it Fairs 2018

[ January 27, 2018; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. February 24, 2018; 2:30 am to 3:00 pm. ]
The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources. Join your neighbors and talk to the experts about how to spend less and stay healthy.
Save the dates below for next season of Portland Fix-It Fairs. Bring an item for repair
Fair hours … Read More.

Too Much Doing and Not Enough Being?

“…with the advent of smart technology and the ever-present digital distractions in our pockets and purses, the “fear of missing out“ has emerged as an almost infectious cultural tension.”
I’m a list maker who loves the feeling of crossing items off my list. I admit that on occasion I add to the list the routine thing, or … Read More.

Maritime Northwest Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of January

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of January 
Many of the tasks outlined for December are ongoing and necessary throughout the winter season. Now that the busy, sometimes hectic, holiday season is in the past, January is a great time for personal reflection while starting to look forward to the year ahead. Planning … Read More.

American College of Healthcare Science Holiday Open House

[ December 15, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
On Campus Holiday Open House
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239
Join ACHS & The Apothecary Shoppe for some holiday cheer!
11-11:30 a.m. – Experience how easy it is to craft your own tea blend and make your own tea bags for holiday gifts
12-12:30 p.m. Aromatherapy blending … Read More.

Study Finds ‘Rollie Pollies’ Remove Heavy Metals From Soil, Protects Groundwater

Turns out a little bug we don’t think of much is one of the best protectors of soil ever imaginable. Read on to find out more!
Turn over a brick or a board lying in the yard and underneath you may find a collection of pill bugs scurrying about. Also known as “rollie pollies” or wood- lice, … Read More.

Maritime Northwest Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of December

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of December
December tends to be a continuation of our region’s seasonally wet weather but
can occasionally get snowy. The primary difference between this month and last is that the days are getting colder and shorter as the Winter Solstice arrives. This is the time of … Read More.

The Trouble with Research (Part 2)

In a previous article about “The Trouble with Research’” I wrote about the infuence of industry groups who fund research in order to advance their viewpoint. Independent research is great, but when it’s funded by an industry group, the lines of independence become blurred. Researchers need funding, so when large contributors call, it’s hard to … Read More.

They Too Shall Garden

Murderers, child sexual predators, heroin dealers, identity theft perpetrators, robbers and burglars. Perhaps not the ‘type’ you would want living near you. But they do. We delude ourselves by believing that we are surrounded by law-abiding citizens who have driver’s licenses and car insurance, pay taxes and obey all the rules.
Eventually, many of them are … Read More.

Coming Soon: “Leaf to Home” Emergency Electrical Backup

Adapted from a Nissan Motor Co. Press Release
Today about 4,000 households in Japan are utilizing their EVs to manage home energy use. They can be used as a backup power supply for blackouts and emergencies.
Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries can do more than just provide power for driving – they can also be used as … Read More.