in a perfect world of yancies: Relaxation and Renewal

20 April 2009

Relaxation and Renewal

Haven't done a smorgasbord post in a while. Enjoy!

Heard on the radio the other day that our vacation spots don't only provide us with renewable energy--they're also prime sites for actual renewable energy production!

At Whidbey, they're talking about putting in under-water turbines so as to capture tidal energy. Very cool.

And down in Manzanita, they're hoping to put some floating windmills about 10 miles off shore.

On a sort of relatedly "green" note, I read this great line in an article Eric sent recently:
"While an average of 19 new malls per year were built in the United States during the 1990s, not a single new mall has been built in the last two years, said Ellen Dunham-Jones, the director of Georgia Tech's architecture department."

Is that not super cool?

Of course, also cool: more of photos of young Emily.


Dangerously cute, I'd say.

Now that she's all grown up, she does things like take me to the KEXP membership/pledge drive party.
KEXP party at Sole Repair
Held at Sole Repair. They spent the whole day up here, because Capitol Hill raised more money than any other neighborhood. Because Capitol Hill is better.

Okay, one last, totally unrelated thing. I wrote a review of a new translation of Plato's Symposium. And now it's live online, so if you'd like, please read it, and let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Love the photo of Emily in the bonnet!