Stanford, U of CA, Peace Corps Morocco, grapegrowing, farming, horticultural journalism and photography, new ventures (Hypertat, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate, Learn2Grow.com, YourGardenShow.com), art photography.
Energy efficiency, science and science reporting, sustainable living.
A free website (call it Conjecture Haven) where scientifically-minded and observant people can post their conjectures about why a phenomena exists or came to be and what it is doing. Idea #2: a Google Wiki for the connections people make between disparate items but rarely express, a sort of meta Google search feature. For example, when I think of tyranny, in the abstract or in current events, I almost always think of Nabokov's novel Bend Sinister, the supreme immersion in the nightmare. In its current form Google doesn't know that connection but it could.
the natural world
Hans Rosling's presentations have inspired me to gather collaborators and resources to build a statistical history of Iowa as a tool for spotting trends and their direction, partly as a way of adding facts to political life, partly to help people see where they live.
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