Author Archives: Charlene

Volume 8 – Number 2

BEING MORTAL BY ATUL GAWANDE  For those of us in the latter stages of our lives or who have a loved one who is, the issues discussed in this volume are critically important.  Gawande’s thought provoking book has the potential to change the medical profession and quality of life when faced with difficult decisions.  The […]

Volume 7 – Number 1

A Bladeless Turbine On The Horizon Wind and solar are currently competitive alternative energy sources primarily because of government tax relief tied to their installation and use.  Storage batteries perhaps need the most improvement but a “bladeless” turbine could be the type of important advancement that reduces installation and production costs, making wind power economically […]

Volume 4 – Number 1

How to Improve Your Child’s Financial Literacy We’d like to inform you of a great educational opportunity for any young person. Warren Buffett, the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, has leant his voice-acting talents and his sage wisdom to an online animated series called the Secret Millionaires […]

Volume 3 – Number 6

Oil is Not in Short Supply “Oil is not in short supply” is the conclusion of a recent report authored by Leonardo Maugeri of the Harvard Kennedy School. What’s even more surprising is that Maugeri thinks “oil supply capacity is growing worldwide at such an unprecedented level that it might outpace consumption”, which could lead […]

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