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We’ve Moved – New Post Up

A few of our subscribers here haven’t made the move to our new blog site. There’s a new post up today! Don’t miss it; http://www.cammather.com/uncategorized/big-hard-sun-and-life-way-off-the-grid And while you are there, be sure to subscribe! Advertisements

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Winter Solstice at Sunflower Farm

By Cam Mather Remember when you were a kid and your friends would come over to your place after Christmas and you’d show them all the neat new stuff you got, like the BB Gun or the Lego set? (Note that there was no mention of socks or sweaters in this memory.) Well, consider this …

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Wind Turbines and Bird Kills

By Cam Mather Recently I was asked to speak to the Quinte Field Naturalists about personal steps towards sustainability. I knew this group had a great many “birders” in it, so I was a bit apprehensive. Birders in my area have been very outspoken against big wind. So let me state three things here first. …

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Where the Alien Spaceships Will Land

By Cam Mather Ahhhh, fall! I can finally breath again. Oh I was breathing in July, just way too fast because it was way too hot. And dry. As usual we get sidetracked in the garden and we forgot to enjoy our property this summer. We have 150 acres. We used to say we “own” …

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I Am A Sugar Addict!

By Cam Mather Hi. I’m Cam. And I am a Sugar Addict. Now you say “Hi Cam!” (Or at least that’s what they do in the ‘addict’ meetings I see portrayed on TV.) I blame two things for my sugar addiction. Hummingbirds and my cousin Dave. I could also blame large corporations and the fact …

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

By Cam Mather A dog attacked me last week, and well, it was a pretty awesome day! I’m sure it was the adrenaline but it’s amazing what a buzz you get after fighting off a dog that is trying to kill you. I was picking up a load of straw from a neighbor who is …

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Quantum Physics and A Brief History of Time

By Cam Mather Lately I’ve been reading “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking. Oh sure, it’s pretty intellectual stuff, but that’s just me. Intellectual. I also love that ABC show called “Wipeout” where contestants get whacked with foam rubber boxing gloves and try to leap across big red rubber balls but inevitably fall …

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I Do NOT Represent the Wind Industry

By Cam Mather A couple of Sundays ago I spoke to the “Transition Cornwall” group. There was a good turn out and it’s a great group with lots of great activities. They are very much committed to increasing resilience in their community. Resilience to peak oil, climate change and economic collapse. Oh sure, it’s a …

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Measured Out in Coffee Spoons

By Cam Mather In my on-going “life as a song lyric” series, where I live vicariously through music, I was recently taken back to my suburban life. It was one of those “angry Cam” days when a whole series of things had me in a pissy mood… climate change/idiots & morons/May weather in March exposing …

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Working My Way Down the Corporate Ladder

By Cam Mather It all started at a little 50,000-Watt radio station in Peterborough, Ontario. I started out selling radio advertising. Then I moved on to selling television advertising. I went back to university, for a year, then quit, got married and started selling microcomputers in the early ‘80s just as they came on the …

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