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Building the Pink House

The Pink House house is made of rammed earth, and heated by geothermal energy – through in-floor water pipes. The floor is concrete, which is the best conductor for in-floor. The heating is supplemented by a Tempcast masonry stove, the latter the greenest cheapest way to heat a house, its radiant heat used in pre-electricity Europe. For the first year, we only used the masonry stove, and it kept us warm, despite the 12 foot walls, and massive central hall.

The cost savings of geo-thermal were substantially less than advertised.

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Inclusion riders and the forced diversification of the culture.

March 5, 2018
I am truly torn on this.  What is happening now, the jack-booted forcing of minorities and marginal into the culture, has been a long long long time coming.  But is this the way to do it?  Frances McDormand, who won Best Actress last night for Three Billboards, said this at the end of her speech, “I have two words for you: inclusion rider.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, an inclusion rider is a requirement in contracts that provide ...
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OBSESSED

March 5, 2018
Wild harvested kale, broccoli sprouts, and elderberry tea with chaga and reishi. Ok, not wild-harvested but a survivor of a punishing winter, therefore filled with plant phenols and sterols.
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Want. Very very badly.

March 3, 2018
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Serge Faguet and Sean Parker, the nerd-fascists who would be God.

March 2, 2018
  I am an enthusiastic ...
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I wish I had a psyche this organized…..

February 27, 2018
From the Daily Mail this morning: “She is already known as the ‘first woman of Wall Street’. Now a British-born single mother is being heavily tipped to take on the world’s top banking job. Marianne Lake, 48, who has been CFO of JPMorgan Chase since 2012, is now  the favourite to succeed the bank’s long-serving chief executive, Jamie Dimon. She would be an historic choice for the role – the appointment would make her the first ever female chief ...
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The Truth About Cancer will save your life.

February 27, 2018
Watch this doc this week – it is brilliant, it will save your life or that of someone you love one day. Plus if Big Pharma is responsible for buying and trashing all these tonics, protocols and cures, their CEOs and shareholders deserve to be roasted on a spit on CNN and fed to the dogs.
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Women and Power, a Manifesto, by Mary Beard

February 26, 2018
I spent odd moments this weekend reading Mary Beard’s slight Women and Power, 107 pages chronicling the misogynists of classical literature and culture and an awkward attempt to correlate today’s dislike of women like Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel to the male dislike of the woman’s voice, and male hatred for women in power. Beard is famous for her presentations of classical history on the BBC, and for the companion books, Pompeii and Rome. And for being a proud ...
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Good morning!

February 22, 2018
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How the Queen helped put ‘nervous’ Anna Wintour at ease when Her Majesty made her first EVER front row appearance at Fashion Week (but the formidable editor’s clenched hands gave her away)

February 21, 2018
Huh, I didn’t know lizards had ‘nerves’.
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Finally, the far side of the moon is revealed.

February 21, 2018
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