Monthly Archives: July 2004

True Confessions of the Dodge

I don’t like working on cars and trucks. Not only am I bad at it, but I find it deeply unsatisfying. If it were not for Rachel, and Peter Denz, who made me believe I could find support for an … Continue reading

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Pouring the Slab

My eldest daughter and her boyfriend are in town from Iowa. Neither of them would be considered “country” people. They are both in university, and subsequently spend their time on things like “Western Civilization.” Which is different from the kind … Continue reading

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Biomass to Biofuels Conference

This was a full and rewarding day. I met Rachel at 6:45 a.m. in Pittsboro and we headed off to Biomass to Biofuels, a conference at NC State that was put on by the NC Solar Center and the State … Continue reading

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The Small Producer’s Dilemma

It looks like I will be speaking at next Friday’s NC Biomass to Biofuels Conference. The last time I addressed this crowd I claimed that petroleum diesel exhaust “smelled like Haliburton,” so I was not surprised to find myself dropped … Continue reading

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NBB Annual Meeting

I just returned from a few days in Washington D.C., where the National Biodiesel Board had its annual meeting. I’m strung out, and tired, but there is email pressure to “cover the event,” so here I go: Anyone who has … Continue reading

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Crisscrossing the State

A while back Rachel booked a radio interview at WCNC, an NPR affiliate in the Asheville area. Having just worked three days at the Festival for the Eno, I was not impressed. Neither was Tami, but I abandoned her and … Continue reading

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Festival for the Eno 2004

I’m not sure how many years I have worked at the Festival for the Eno. It’s the better part of a decade, for sure. The Festival for the Eno is a three day environmental celebration over the Fourth of July … Continue reading

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