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11 months ago

The High Wire Act That Is America These Days

Jim Murray · There are a number of reasons why I write so much about America but the key reasons are: 1. That I grew up spending a lot of time there and have a fondness for the country and 2. Now that I am retired, a lot of my investments are in the US market and probably more than most Ameri ...

1 year ago

The Truth, Or Absence Thereof

Jim Murray · I’d like to say there was a time in my life when the truth was distinguishable from the lies. But I’m not sure there ever was. · When I was a kid in the1950s, I remember seeing newscasters like Walter Cronkite and Edward R Murrow, and I found it hard to believe they would be lyin ...

2 years ago

The Great Disappearing Country

Jim Murray · I grew up in a border town where the American influence was stronger than even the influence of my own country. American news was watched every evening. American music was listened to incessantly, Americans owned second homes all along the shore of Lake Erie. Rich Americans belon ...

2 years ago

America ....Heavy Sigh

Jim Murray · For most all of my life. I have looked at America as a country that many other countries could aspire to be like. · On the many trips I took there. I saw a pretty amazing place. We watched the network news religiously because we were were curious about a country that offered so m ...

2 years ago

Earthling 39,746,609,221

Jim Murray · That’s me. Been around more than 70 years. Seen a lot of shit go down. Seen wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan. Seen men on the moon, and other men who got blown up on the way there. Seen Elvis and the Beatles and Springsteen and Dylan. All those guys. · Got educated. Lived in ...

2 years ago

Volume 14: Vietnam’s Great Big Solar Commitment • The Residential Greenhouse: Sustainability On The Homeowner Level Greentown Labs: Where Green Ideas Get A Real Chance To Grow

Jim Murray · Vietnam’s Great Big Solar Commitment · Seems like every day now some country turns t he corner and start to genuinely embrace renewable energy on a grand scale. · Overall, it’s estimated that the demand for solar energy has increased worldwide by 7%, which is nothing to be sneeze ...

3 years ago

Brand New Day Links To Volumes 1-24

Jim Murray · I am 24 posts into my new column, Brand New Day, where I am showcasing some of the great developments in renewables, greentech, recycling, up-cycling and re-use, etc. · This is a very fast growing market and one that is already producing the jobs and investment opportunities of t ...

3 years ago

Volume 10: GE Monster Wind Turbine Installation • Solar Energy Market Explodes in Vietnam • Dealing With The Jumbo Problem Of E-Waste

Jim Murray · GE Builds Monster Wind Turbine In The Netherlands · The Netherlands is exposed to the North Sea, and as a result gets a lot of northerly winds coming in from that open body of water. · So when General Electric went searching for a smart place to erect a massive wind turbine, the ...

3 years ago

How do you see the world?

Royce Shook · This was sent to me by a friend of mine, the author is unknown so if someone knows who wrote this, let me know so I can give them credit. This story is a reminder that how we see the world is something that we can control. So take control and hopefully start to see the world as a ...

4 years ago

Earthling 39,746,609,221

Jim Murray · That’s me. Been around more than 70 years. Seen a lot of shit go down. Seen wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan. Seen men on the moon, and other men who got blown up on the way there. · Seen Elvis and the Beatles and Springsteen and Dylan. All those guys. · Got educated. Lived in ...

5 years ago

The Plague of Worry

Royce Shook · My generations are no strangers to worry. It seems from the first decade we began to become aware of the world, there were big things to worry about. We were the generation to grow up with a reality that world destruction is possible at the hands of a man-made weapon that did exi ...

6 years ago

MUSICAL DECADES - 1960s - The Vietnam War

Dominique 🐝 Petersen · Vietnam: a conflict that has sometimes been described as the first rock ‘n’ roll war. The popular songs of the day helped sustain troops in their jungle outposts and provided a connection to home via American popular culture. Some songs also told about how people “back home” felt ...

7 years ago

Learning To Write For Yourself {Part 2}

Jim Murray · Part One of this series can be read here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/learning-to-write-for-yourself-part-one · Social media has turned a lot of people, who would otherwise have never considered themselves writers, into writers. · This came about through a fundamen ...

7 years ago

The end of days? Peace out dude.

don kerr · This recent election in the Excited States caused a bit of a ruckus. Don’t know if you knew about it but it was in most of the major papers. (Not that they’re necessarily relevant anymore!) · We had a bit of a ruckus up here in Canuckistan as well in our last federal election whe ...

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