Monthly Archives: July 2009

VIDEO Red Lion Mile rail trail

A curved bridge in a small town frames a timeless stone church. A spark in my imagination turns a smile. I am looking at a castle on the Rhine River or am I in Venice. Forget that I am beneath … Continue reading

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The observer, observed

There is a strange reflection looking out my mirror, the one I usually reflect on others at an angle so that only I can see and interpret. York Daily Record correspondent Teresa McMinn recently observed me tweeting. I looked back … Continue reading

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LED lights get real

LED lights for home lighting are appearing everywhere, but mostly packaged in arrays of smaller bulbs that look like an old Tandy science experiment kit. Coming across a built from scratch, high output (single source) General Electric GU10 track light … Continue reading

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Environmental Working Group’s 2009 guide to sunscreens

It’s shameful. EWG tested 1,606 sunscreens for last week’s special report, and we found that 3 out of 5 offer inadequate protection from the sun or actually contain toxic ingredients. Yet the federal Food and Drug Administration still refuses to … Continue reading

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Honda CR-Z and Fit hybrids get a production date

Honda is adding a CR-Z sports car hybrid and Fit hybrid to the offerings for 2010. Honda’s New CEO Takanobu Ito says all cars could be hybrid in 20 years to meet emission standards. (wsj.com)

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Giving is the heart of going green

Mindy Metz saw people donating to the victims of the Chestnut Street fire and was moved to help sort items. Her home is near a donation drop-off center at the First Church of Christ, Scientist on North Broad Street in … Continue reading

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Nuclear powered clothes drier + stain fighter

It’s been ten months since I put my nuclear powered clothes drier into action. Since then, I have used my monopoly powered clothes drier twice during an extended rainy period when going naked would have been the only alternative. My … Continue reading

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I get Twitter

Over the past week, family and co-workers have bombarded me with cheerful questions and ugly comments about Twitter. This forced me to think about and explain this seemingly stupid activity. THINK YOU ARE ALL HEADED FOR THE LOONY BIN WHERE … Continue reading

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VIDEO Fire damages 15 homes

Sometimes the challenge begins after you come back from shooting a fire. I should have taken it as a hint when my car was “hosed in” for the first time in my career that this night would not die easy. … Continue reading

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VIDEO Building a better water wheel

The Hanover made Fitz Waterwheel at the Wallace-Cross Mill historic site in East Hopewell Township brought new efficiency to 19th century water power. According to tour guide Wayne Spyker, the buckets of the wheel allowed the weight of the trapped … Continue reading

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