Thursday, July 27, 2006
Michigan's Historical Photojournal by Michigan in Pictures
Michigan's Family Album opens Aug. 5, 2006 and runs through Jan. 14, 2007 at the Michigan Historical Museum. The exhibit features more than 1,200 historical photographs from the collection of David Tinder that explore all aspects of Michigan life from the 1860s through the 1930s.Take a look at Michigan's Family Album
View more photos with tag 'history' on Michigan in Pictures and read more about Michigan's History
Go back in time with keyword 'Michigan history' on Absolute Michigan (type any word into that top right box: food, hiking, boat, etc.)
Recycled cell phones for developing countries by PC Mike's E-Journal
Mike Wendland writes:
ReCellular, outside of Detroit, is the cell phone graveyard. They get millions of donated phones and batteries, from resources such as Best Buy, Radio Shack, etc., and fix them up to resell to third world countries that need them.
Read Recycled cell phones for developing countries
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Hybrids and Fuel Economy by GLRC Environment Report
The GLRC's Chuck Quirmbach reports:
Some hybrid car owners are starting clubs to socialize and to learn how to squeeze even more miles per gallon out of their fuel-efficient vehicles. The number of hybrid owners is still small enough that the owners feel a little "special."Read HYBRID CAR OWNERSHIP DRIVES PEOPLE TOGETHER
The GLRC's Dustin Dwyer writes:
Today's cars and trucks are the heaviest, fastest and most powerful vehicles on the road in a generation, but according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency, these vehicles have stalled when it comes to fuel economy.Read EPA REPORT: FUEL ECONOMY REMAINS STALLED
Drive on over to Absolute Michigan keyword 'fuel economy' (type any word into that top right box: food, hiking, boat, etc.)
Colbert Report Appearance by Mike Hulsebus Photography
Read My Appearance on the Colbert Report [comic] and view the You Tube video clip. Congrats, Mike!
Also, check out Mike's photos of the Ann Arbor Art Fair last weekend
Blogathon 2006 by Absolute Michigan
Blogathon is a 24 hour, worldwide blog-for-charity event that takes place on Saturday, July 29th.Read Michigan Bloggers in Blogathon 2006 by Absolute Michigan
Monday, July 24, 2006
Eat Your Weeds!
GLRC's Julie Grant writes:
Your barbeque grill isn't the only place to find food in your backyard. There are lots of plants out there to eat. But most of us call them weeds.She contiues:
This time of year, Peter Gail also recommends sautiing the buds or petals from orange and yellow daylilies. He's also a big fan of dandelions. He suggests looking for the young, tender leaves because they're less bitter. Gail says he believes dandelions were brought to America by Italian immigrants. They're used in lots of Italian recipes:Read or listen to FEASTING ON BACKYARD WEEDS
Check out Virtual Italia for more recipes and You Grow Girl!, whose
"main objective has always been a commitment to producing a site that promotes exploration, excitement and a d.i.y approach to growing plants without the restrictions of traditional ideas about gardening."Browse through "edible weeds" books at RawFoods.com with titles including "The Edible Flower Garden" and "Stalking the Wild Asparagus".
Tom Hayden, Rolling The Stone by Jack Lessenberry's Essays and Interviews
Jack Lessenberry interviews Tom Hayden who
was a suburban kid from Royal Oak who became the man who the New York Times called "the single greatest figure of the 60s student movement." Today, Hayden lives in Los Angeles, where he writes, teaches, and fights for a variety of causes.He continues:
Now, there is a new war. Hayden might well say, I've done my part. He has things to do, books to write, and a six-year-old son. But instead, he's in there, pushing the stone, patiently trying again to save us from our own folly.Read or listen to Interview: Tom Hayden - 7/19/06
Also read or listen to the companion Essay; Rolling the Stone - 7/19/06
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