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Biodiesel

A Little Extra

I’m pleased to report that everything went well at the Collective Biodiesel Conference. The formidable hurdles I’d predicted turned out to be mere speed bumps and I began wondering why. The short answer is: we all gave a little extra. From conception right through to the event itself, nearly everyone gave 110%. It started in […]

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Biodiesel Our Life

Order to Chaos in 3, 2, 1…

For months Bob and I and a select team of close friends and allies have been planning this year’s Collective Biodiesel Conference. The planning committee raised funds, solicited sponsors, chose caterers, filled a website with useful information, installed a registration mechanism, rounded up volunteers, spiffed up gardens and created a campsite complete with fire ring. Yesterday both […]

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Biodiesel Kumasi Observations Our Life

Blinding Arrogance – taking out the trash

Lyle said something about Interns a while back that I didn’t quite understand until now. We were sharing thoughts about a perplexing phenomenon, people who supposedly came to learn something about the sustainability business but were disinclined to listen or get their hands dirty. Not only did they fail to take instruction, they were “know-it-alls”. […]

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HOOPTY RIDE

I was putting the last helmet away after teaching my morning riding lessons when Bob arrived to pick me up in a white station wagon.  “Who’s car are you driving?” I asked and he answered, “It might be ours.”  I blanched.  Just what we need, another expense, I thought. We were about to turn our […]

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Biodiesel

DON’T THROW UP ON THE BUS

“Is this for real?” I wondered when I first saw the contract for the bus tour. The contractor was Das Frachtgut which seemed like an odd name for a tour company but what really caught my eye was the vomit clause. We owed them $500 for the two hour bus tour but it would cost […]