A word about the Canadian oilsands

Ok – some ducks drowned in a tailing pond. Ok – we cut down a lot of trees and dig big holes in the ground.  But we refill those holes, and we replant those trees, and in the meantime produce 1-2 million barrels a day of heavy oil most of which is exported to the US. It’s not dirty oil, it’s heavy oil, more like asphalt and it needs to be hydrogenated (upgraded) to become light oil and this is mostly done in US refineries. We buy most of our steel, pumps, boilers and other heat exchangers, electrical cable and instrumentation for these projects from the US. 

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It’s a Beautiful Day

Friday evenings during the summer the city of Louisville has a street fair with music. Last night the featured artist was It’s a Beautiful Day. It had been a while since I thought about them, but I have their debut album, issued in 1969. The violinist and lead singer are still the original LaFlammes and they’re doing great 40 years later. You should have seen the gray-hairs dancing in their tie dye.

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Do Facebook and Social Media Change Reunions?

Do Facebook and social media change relationships?

That’s how Facebook changes the game at reunions.

Trust me, you would have been searching for many exits to that conversation with a long lost friend from a club you hardly remember being in. And, fundamentally, while there’s always the “look how I’m doing” motivation for going to reunions, that really can’t be all.

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