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“For our mutual enjoyment,  Emily Temple presents the places where some of literature’s most beloved works were written: some beautiful, some dark, all apparently capable of inspiring greatness.”

That’s Twain in his “writing hut.” He’s not the first or last writer to have such a space.  Michael Pollan talks about building his in A Place of My Own.  They seem like nice spaces to hang out in. Huh?


Utilities have a problem: the public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick


A majority of those surveyed (51 percent) believe that 100 percent renewables is a good idea even if it raises their energy bills by 30 percent.

That is wild. As anyone who’s been in politics a while knows, Americans don’t generally like people raising their bills, much less by a third. A majority that still favors it? That is political dynamite.

Insofar as utilities were in a public relations war over renewables, they’ve lost. They face a tidal wave.


Power To The People!!!!

Attention, Shoppers: Kroger Says It Is Phasing Out Plastic Bags


Kroger includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food 4 Less, Pick ‘n Save and, of course, Kroger. As of 2017, the company says it owns more than 2,700 supermarkets in 35 states and Washington, D.C.

That phase-out will start with the Seattle-based supermarket chain QFC, which should transition away from plastic by 2019.

“We listen very closely to our customers and our communities, and we agree with their growing concerns,” Mike Donnelly, Kroger’s executive vice president and COO, said in a statement. “That’s why, starting today at QFC, we will begin the transition to more sustainable options.”

What about straws? Are they getting rid of straws?

Is The Future Of Work Necessarily Glamorous? Digital Nomads And ‘Van Life’

(The Conversation)

Digital nomadism continues its steady rise in most western countries. It consists of a mobile lifestyle that encompasses corporate remote workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Laptops, smartphones, wi-fi connections, coworking spaces, coffee shops and public libraries are some of the key components of this new work culture.