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Post questions and comments here. I’ll monitor it. I just don’t want Reuben’s thread polluted.
This seems to be the thread to bring up anything about anything.
Nuclear satellites crashing into Saturn.
How many will believe the Corn Refiners Association when they tell you that high fructose corn syrup is good for you?
If you believe the mainstream media analysts, Obama is losing even though he’s winning.
The Anglican Church war has begun. All over homosexuality.
The McCains are in default on their taxes.
Colin Powell to endorse Obama?
What are the lessons of 1968? Don’t ask me. I was four years old. I think I learned not to carry a cat by it’s tail.
I thought this was about the most pathetic thing I had ever read. It
was reprinted in Anderson’s paper.
Schwartz often contributes to the AVA. He’s kind of grumpy.
Addendum: Some more stories.
Cuba’s urban farming program paying dividends. Not to sing praises for the Cuban government where it isn’t due, but this farming approach may be a model to export. Meanwhile, Mexico City is experimenting with rooftop gardens to fight warming. And Kenya’s developed a drought-resistant wheat.
A resource link center for the best solar panels and inverters, or so goes the PR.
Where the Obama-is-a-Muslim rumors started – the source discovered.
Beaming solar power down from space.
Mercedes to eliminate petroleum combustion vehicles from its line-up.
The US’ first offshore wind farm.
Today my neighbors and good friends John Rogers and Katherine Lobato were married at a gorgeous location in the Community Park. I was worried that the smoke would put a damper on the whole thing, but it actually gave the background a surreal mystical quality in the photos. Lots of water and an occasional aspirin keeps the smoke-induced headaches away. They both have great families and it was a great who’s-who of the Sohum environmental activist contingent.
My son was the ring bearer and my daughter was the flower girl. Both did their jobs just fine. A great day.
I’d hoped to make it to Beginnings where my law partner and friend Roxanne was married to Ehren, but my son grew tired while my daughter was dancing up a storm so I had to take him home while their mom stuck around to let my daughter dance. There were others shuffling between weddings.
Roxanne and Ehren are celebrating their marriage as well as their newborn son (6 weeks old).
Congratulations to both couples. Nice to have some reasons for celebration after a very rough Sohum week.
Still smoky, but I can see the stars tonight.
On Friday, June 20th 2008, Reuben Mood’s house in Garberville caught fire. Extensive fire damage destroyed the attic and the back half of the house, including the laundry room, Reuben’s room and part of the kitchen. Smoke, heat and water damaged the living room and Reuben’s son’s room.
Reuben grew up in Oakland, CA. He moved to Salmon Creek when he was in Junior High and has lived here ever since. Reuben has worked at Chautauqua, Deb’s Great American Hamburgers, the 707 and now is everyone’s favorite Roast Master, roasting coffee for Signature Coffee in Redway.
Reuben’s son, Raven will be turning 9 in July. He will be in the Fourth grade this coming September. His favorite sport is baseball. This year’s baseball season was extra special for him since his dad was the assistant coach for the minor league White Sox’s team that he played on.
Lost in the fire were their bikes, all the furniture, 6 fish tanks, Reuben’s clothes, Raven’s Bionicle collection, Mickey, Reuben’s mother’s antiques and so much more. What wasn’t burnt up in the fire was made toxic by the smoke.
Hopefully the insurance will rebuild the home, but they still need help from the community. Donations can be made at the Community Credit Union under Reuben Mood’s fire relief or acct #13851. If you have physical goods that you think may be useful, please call Angela (Raven’s mom) at 223-0496. All help will be appreciated!