Yearly Archives: 2014

Creating Affordable Housing in Portland

There are many reasons for wanting to live in a city as beautiful and progressive as Portland.  For us, we like the fact that by staying close to the city core, we don’t have to commute for our jobs which

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Posted in Dwelling, Personal, The Squatch, Tiny House

The Right Dwelling For Me

I think I’ve nearly come full circle in my desired house.  When I was raking in a lot of cash working at a coal mine in Pennsylvania, I wanted to buy a pice of rural property and build a house,

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Posted in Dwelling, Personal, Philosophy, The Squatch, Tiny House

The Absurdity of Property and Human Rentals

Perhaps this is a little much for some people to swallow, but I’m just going to lay it out. We have a property disorder here on this planet.  Yeah, property.  Like land, trees, the air, the minerals, the means of

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Posted in Marxism, Personal, Philosophy

Growth, Death, and Survival

Homo sapiens may very well be the first species that must learn to live on Earth.  It appears as though every other species that came before us, or exists today, has a population limited by available food supply or other

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Posted in Organized Entropy Expansion, Personal, Philosophy

Yet Another Change Of Course

I want to talk about overunity.  Anyone that has looked around this blog knows that I have a special place in my heart for refrigeration, “heat pumps” more generally speaking.  Vapor compression systems have fascinated me for years.  It has

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Posted in Dehumidifiers, Dwelling, Hot Water, Philosophy, Refrigeration, The Squatch

Acceptance and Adaptation

Human activities of the last 10,000 years have made irreversible changes to the landscape of the Earth, to the waters, the air, and the biodiversity of life.  This much is not up for debate; marshes have been drained, forests leveled,

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Posted in Personal, Philosophy

The Electric Hybrid Bicycle === Delightful

For many years, I’ve planned on building and electric hybrid bicycle for my general transportation needs.  An electric motor that supplements the human operator increases range, cargo carrying capacity, and general enjoyment of the ride.  A few hundred watts of

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Posted in Personal

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