My wife and I drove to Yosemite and stopped the night in Mammoth so we could have a shorter drive the next morning and enter the park from the north. She considers the “top” entrance a feast for the eyes. I’ll share more in a future post.
We both enjoyed a radio station from Mammoth that I would call a feast for the ears!
I hope you like it.
Listen To KMMT Now!
Right now I’m at Reality Changers at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church in Solana Beach, California. Most Monday nights during the school year I am here tutoring.
Tonight I’m observing the learning game that the RC students are playing with the other tutors. And I’m blogging. There are a couple shows I like on Monday nights and I’m sure that my machine is doing a fine job of recording “Defiance” and “Revolution”.
What would you be missing on Monday nights by coming to Solana Beach to tutor high school students? Or you could choose another night if you would rather tutor in San Diego.
It’s not really that hard to do. In my experience, you need to get into the habit. And you have several months to decide if you want to make a commitment because the school year is winding down. But you can visit us to check us out right now!
In April I started my seventh year with Reality Changers in Solana Beach. Time does fly. Now there are students who were freshmen in high school when I arrived who are now in their junior year in college. Claudette is at Syracuse. Daniela is at the University of San Diego. Phylicia is at Columbia and Cindy is at Point Loma Nazarene University. No, they aren’t all female. Luis is at Palomar. Shawn will be graduating soon to UC Berkeley perhaps?
Could you give up watching television on Monday nights? Or fishing? Doing laundry? I don’t know what you would have to move to another time to get here. I only know that it’s worth it. And it’s free to come take a peek at what we do. You can check out the website in the first paragraph and you’re welcome to visit. Give me a call or give Reality Changers a call.
There’s also a great event to see on May 19, 2013 at the University of San Diego. It’s called America’s Finest. You will see over 300 young people graduate from Reality Changers. They attend high schools all over the county and this is THE big event for these RC students at the end of the year. It’s only $10 to attend the ceremony. This is even more amazing when you consider that Chris Yanov started Reality Changers with $300 and four students over a decade ago. At this point all the Reality Changers students collectively have earned over $10 Million in scholarships.
Come on down!
Bring a friend! Tell them Charlie sent you.
The following is directly from Walklive.org.
[I’ll be adding their video to the right side of Nuts & Bolts Neighborhoods as it becomes available.]
What is walkability and why is it important to create walkable streets and livable towns? Learn how your community can become better connected, more prosperous, more sustainable and healthier through streets that support active living.
Walkable Community Videos
Last year we had a nice guy working on our yard who was highly recommended by my wife’s friend. I explained to him that we only wanted safe and natural products used on our yard. He said that he understood and I didn’t think anything of it.
Half an hour later I saw that he was spraying Roundup on our weeds. I stopped him and asked him if he wanted his children or grandchildren to have to live with that stuff in their water. He didn’t know what to say.
Years ago I worked for San Diego Florist Supply on El Cajon Boulevard in North Park, San Diego. My employers asked me to stop at a certain supply store on my way to El Cajon (the city) as I delivered to florist shops in that area. Back then you couldn’t buy Roundup because the government considered it too dangerous. My bosses could get it because they had a commercial license, but they told me they were going to use it at home. That was the only way they could do that.
In the Reagan Era there was a lot of deregulation and I’m pretty sure that’s how Roundup came to be sold to the general public. The government decided that each citizen could decide if they wanted to live with the danger.
There are some problems with this type of thinking. If you are ok with that stuff, what about minors that live with you who don’t get to make that decision? Also, how do you keep it from spreading to your neighbor’s area and you certainly can’t keep it out of the groundwater. This type of product can’t be contained to just affect you.
Additionally, many people assume that the government would warn them if it was truly dangerous. That’s much less true than it was in the 1970’s, when I came of age. So, buyer beware!
Here’s an article about the potential danger of Roundup:
Damaging Effects of Roundup
You’ve probably seen quotes by Edmund Burke and didn’t notice that he was the person being quoted.
This is one of the most thought-provoking motivational quotes if you give it time to sink in.
It’s not the most beautiful quote or the most memorable or entertaining or fun, but it could be one of the most important quotes ever if you want to get things done.
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
― Edmund Burke
I just got done watching “Carbon Nation” on my laptop and Kindle Fire and this movie gives me great hope about what we can do about making our neighborhoods, communities, cities, counties, nations and the world a more clean, natural and sustainable place.
Edmund Burke’s quote comes at the end of the movie.
If you have Amazon Prime you can watch it at no cost except your energy usage.
Watch it now!
Carbon Nation Movie
Below is the BBC article link as well as a link to a list of the foods containing the highest amount of potassium. Most people know that bananas have potassium, but I didn’t realize that bananas are only 10th on the list.
Study – Increase Potassium & Decrease Salt
Ten Foods Highest In Potassium