Being the Change

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was
the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the
season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it … Read More.

Getting Involved

While gathering material for this post, I came across this quote by Martina Navratilova (tennis superstar); “The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”
Great advice for super star attainment. However, while the pig’s level of commitment is no doubt essential to becoming a … Read More.

Time Flies

A Five Year Trend Towards Renewables
They say that time flies when you’re having fun. If that’s true, then we’re having a ball, because it seems like only yesterday that the first issue of our Green Living Journal hit the streets of Portland in 2008. That’s right, we are five years old, we have published 360,000 … Read More.

The Men Who Built America

John D. Rockefeller. Andrew Carnegie. J. P. Morgan. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Henry Ford. These are the men who, at least according to a recent History Channel series, built America. Whether or not you agree with that statement, there is no question that these were exceptional men who were the dominant players during an exceptional time period … Read More.

Wood in the Course of Human Events

Gathering by flickr user magnusfranklin
Wood has got to be one of nature’s most miraculous gifts to the human race. We have depended on wood for fuel, tools, weapons, and shelter since before the dawn of history. Even in this high tech world of the twenty first century there is wood everywhere, in one form or … Read More.

History, Habits & Water Bottles

In early 1946 when my dad returned home from the Philippines after the end of WWII, he brought with him a treasure trove of neat stuff to fire the imagination of a seven year old. All the right stuff was there for exploring the empty lots in our Long Island (NY) suburban neighborhood: knapsack, pup … Read More.

Bob’s Ultimate Driving Machine

People with the ability to take something that interests them and turn it into a passion have always fascinated me, and, I might add, raised a certain amount of envy as well. And, even more so, when that passion makes a difference, not only in that person’s life, but in the lives of all of … Read More.

Welcome to Green Living

Originally published in the Spring 2008 issue of the Green Living Journal
Welcome to the first issue of the Green Living Journal serving the Portland Vancouver area, which also happens to be our first ever venture into the publishing world. We hope you enjoy its message as much as the folks in Vermont and southern Oregon … Read More.