Friday, February 20, 2009

Writing... & ...Bio-fuels

-- Quote of the Day --

"Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”
~ Winston Churchill

-- Eco-Travel Tips --

Vacation Station radio - Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith and their guests as they discuss saving money, investing in a vacation home, and eco-tourism; Lillian was one of these guests in to discuss green eco-traveling options for about 20 min. - archive available at:

-- Authors Read --

Why Epiphanies Never Occur to Couch Potatoes, by Mark Amtower, is a wonderful self-help book about defining the ethical parameters you are willing to operate within and staying within those bounds. Visit the Authors Read radio show to hear today's featured author share an excerpt from his published work.

To access this show simply click on the hyper-linked show title her or look to the right for the link to the Authors Read radio show.

-- Positive Eco-News --

Biofuel energy sources have the potential of reviving local economy and ensuring the sustainability of the community through the use of agriculture, forestry, fishery, consumer and septic waste recovery systems. However, as we have seen - a careful balance must be made so that bio-fuels do not exceed the needs to feed the human population. Encouraging advancement in bio-fuel technology has us looking at organic waste from agriculture, sewer systems ... even algea and grass species are being considered.

For example:
Sandia labs recently released a report indicating that by 2030, the US has the potential of producing 90 billion gallons of ethanol from plant waste and energy crops, including 75 billion gallons coming from switchgrass, corn stover, wheat straw and woody crops.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at

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