Recipe for Hope


It is my honor to introduce Dr. Jerry Epps, my friend’s poverty reduction plan. He helped inspire me as I developed the Take it to Zero and Rosetta Interactive Library projects (both still in early start-up stages) as I helped inspire his Recipe for Hope project.

“The goal of Recipe for Hope is to End Poverty (at least 80% or more of it) by creating the economic conditions that enable families to have more money to spend and thereby move out of poverty into the working class. Read more from > Recipe for Hope

Andrea Rossi Granted E-Cat Patent by US Patent Office

Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat has greatly improved from the older version shown here.

Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat has greatly improved from the older version shown here.


Today’s news is reposted from my favorite blog — E-Cat World.com. It’s a story I’ve been following closely for several years because it is world changing technology. For those who don’t know, Rossi now has major investors and is half way through a successful year-long test of an industrial sized reactor in a commercial plant. This patent will help protect his IP and attract the major funding he needs to bring his cold fusion reactor to market. Read more from > Andrea Rossi Granted E-Cat Patent by US Patent Office

2 Year Forest Garden Update: Forest Gardens as a Hedge Against Drought


This is my annual video update of our forest garden. I’m calling it ‘Forest Gardens as a Hedge Against Drought’ for reasons I’m about to explain. Right across the road from our garden you can see the barren, dry rice fields that are normally under water and lush with rice this time of year. Now they’re brown with dying weeds. It’s so bad that many farmers aren’t even plowing and planting. This is the worst rainy season in 15 years and yet our garden is still very lush. It’s not growing as fast as when it rains because plentiful rain softens the subsoil so roots can grow more readily, but our forest garden is still a lush oasis as you can see in the video. Read more from > 2 Year Forest Garden Update: Forest Gardens as a Hedge Against Drought

Modern Tiny House in Alaska


“Mark Wipfli’s “Midnight Sun Tiny House” might be the most northern tiny house! It’s still a work in progress, but Mark’s tiny house is unique in design and can withstand an impressive 150 degrees of temperature change from Alaska’s summer to winter season. Read more from > Modern Tiny House in Alaska