33° predicted today, high 30's every day for the coming week.
Let the thawing begin!
We just learned of the passing of singer/songwriter Robert Hoyt, an old friend who was a fixture among the environmental activists we circulated with in the late 90s. He recorded several albums of original material that deserved a lot more circulation than they got. Gonna miss that guy.
Winter in #Wisconsin (all temperatures Fahrenheit):
>30° = nice day
20-30° = a little chilly
10-20° = kinda cold
0-10° = cold
-10-0° = really cold
-20--10° = f***ing cold
<-20° = really f***ing cold
It was f***ing cold this morning
Back in the 70's, a US Ag secretary said, "get big or get out." That's when the rural family dairy farm culture in Wisconsin started dying out. Killed by Big Money. #Wisconsin #dairy #FamilyFarms
"US employers spend an estimated $340m annually on hiring union avoidance consultants..."
Y'know, if they'd spend that money on better wages, they might not NEED the "union avoidance consultants." #union
I think of those who looked down their nose at me showing up at 10am, but who didn't notice when I was still around and doing my best work at 7pm. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/jan/29/sleeping-late-isnt-a-sign-of-laziness-stop-the-circadian-rhythm-shaming
Did I ever meet #DavidCrosby? Short answer: probably.
In the 80's to early 90's, I sold underground newspapers on the streets of California, and at college towns and Grateful Dead shows nationwide. I never recognized "famous" people, but when someone pointed out Crosby outside a show in Oakland, my first thought was, "yeah, I'm pretty sure I've talked to that guy."
Overall, a good guy, and this story points out the goodness that most obits misssed. https://portside.org/2023-01-28/what-media-forgot-about-david-crosby
Everything you need should be a 15-minute walk (or bike ride) from where you live.
I'm glad the concept of the "15-minute city" is getting more exposure, but.... "Supported by Lexus?" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/25/15-minute-city-urban-planning-future-us-cities
E-cars are still cars...
"The US’s transition to electric vehicles could require three times as much lithium as is currently produced for the entire global market, causing needless water shortages, Indigenous land grabs, and ecosystem destruction...
"But ambitious policies investing in mass transit, walkable towns and cities, and robust battery recycling in the US would slash the amount of extra lithium required in 2050 by more than 90%." https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/24/us-electric-vehicles-lithium-consequences-research