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2017 Food Shortage

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Regardless of what you think about the ICE raids, they will decrease the available farm labor for 2017. This means we will see food shortages and greatly increased food prices.
Here are some things you can do now:

Start stockpiling non-perishable foods (canned, frozen, peanut butter, cereals)
Start or improve your garden. If you live in an apartment, […]

Open Letter to Electors

Monday, December 5th, 2016

In the past few days, Mr. Trump has worked on destabilizing the world.
He called the president of Taiwan and referred to her as “the President of Taiwan” in a Twitter post, which is a reversal of a 40-year old U.S. policy towards Taiwan. The U.S. government (and China and Taiwan itself) agree that there is […]

Teaching Volleyball 101

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

This post is written for a new volleyball coach who knows the basics of how to bump, set, and spike, and is going to coach 8- to 10-year olds who haven’t played before. It also assumes you have an assistant coach–try to recruit a helper if you can, even if they don’t know anything about […]

Upcoming sci-fi, UF releases

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Here are tentative dates for upcoming sci-fi and urban fantasy releases from some of my favorite authors. If I missed any authors, I’m sorry. (K. A. Stewart has a new book coming out, but I couldn’t find a release date for it. I’m not sure what John Scalzi has coming out next).
Sept. 2011

The Lost Fleet: […]


Monday, July 25th, 2011

It’s a sad that Borders is closing. There is a large Borders near us, serving as the main bookstore for Tigard, Lake Oswego, and Tualatin–somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 people.  According to our local newspaper, our Borders was the most profitable in the whole country.
Hopefully, other bookstores will step up and take over some of […]

Baby on board

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

The old “Baby on board” signs failed because they were too small and the warning wasn’t worded correctly.  Parent know that the warning wasn’t to let other people know that a small child was riding in the car–it was a warning that a parent was driving.
The signs should have been 2′ per side.
The warning should […]