Going up?

Porsche Chooses China for Its Entry Into Sedans Keith Bradsher, NY Times, April 19, 2009 A dark gray Panamera rolled onto a stage Sunday night on the 94th floor of the 1,614-foot Shanghai World Financial Center, the tallest building in mainland China, having been wedged nearly vertical into an elevator barely wide enough for the […]

Cluck cluck

Maine’s largest city OKs backyard chickens Boston.com, February 19, 2009 Maine’s largest city has become the latest municipality in the state to allow residents to keep chickens in their backyards. Portland officials said the council received 150 e-mails, the most it’s ever received on any issue, which came up as the recession has more people […]

Are We on an Oil Diet?

People are actually starting to curb their consumption habits.  Whew!  It looks like, for now, $4 is a magic number.  People are driving less and automakers are taking notice. Oil Isn’t Cheap Anymore By Kevin Bullis, Technology Review, July 10, 2008 It’s about time!  Last week I heard an interesting advertisement for a local automobile […]