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The Ten Generations Home

by Douglas Black  March 31, 2016 (Originally posted on the ENERFICIENCY Blog Aug 3, 2003). Housing, like nearly all products produced in the last 50 years, has become disposable. We build-in obsolescence disguised as “affordability”, but in reality the practice provides a continual sales generator for manufacturers. Additionally the inheritance taxes that families are subjected…

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Avoid Tummy Troubles During Climate Devastation,

Spicy Mango Soup  by Douglas Black 11/11/13 This is one of those happy mistakes one sometimes makes.  Having very little to work with, or at least some refrigerator orphans, I put a dish together on this cold and rainy Veterans Day while listening to reports from the devastation caused by the First Great Typhoon. I…

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Want Simple? We Got Your Simple.

by Douglas Black, April 29, 2013 Some of us want things less complicated, not more.  There are so many options on SmartGadgets and SmartGizmos that simply baffle me. If you also fall into that same category, (on/off is good) then here is a high tech solar charger for both of us. Two clever inventors have…