Happy World Toilet Day!

The UN began World Toilet Day in 2013 to bring awareness and support to the many issues associated with a lack of access to toilets around the world. This year’s theme is wastewater. Even if the waste starts out in a toilet, the path it takes from there is equally as important. Contamination of waterways…

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creatuREport: Fireflies

It’s Energy Week, so of course I had to pick an organism that can relate. I’ve chosen fireflies (or lightning bugs) because they don’t need to burn coal, collect the Sun’s energy, or support nuclear fission in order to turn on the lights. They produce the glow themselves. Brilliant. The 2,000 or so species of…

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Electrical Safety Tip #2

Notice anything wrong with this picture? Correct! That wire is completely unprotected! One wrong move with a lawn mover, weed wacker, chainsaw (?!), kids playing with scissors (!!?!), etc and you’re toast, if not the whole neighborhood (again). Bonus points for noticing an additional hazard – the connection with a wire nut and electrical tape.…

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Electrical Safety Tip #1

If your outlet looks like this, it is time to replace it. Yes, it is mildly tragic that you will be getting rid of a piece of plastic and metal that may or may not ever be recycled. On the other hand, it’s far better than burning down the entire neighborhood, which would not be…

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Launch of the Calendar!

Check out the new Calendar page! Although keep in mind that it’s still in its infant stages… I will be working on it in the coming days and weeks to make it more readable and to fill in additional events and such, but for now it’s a simple page. I have been working on some…

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