24 September 2017

WINDMILLS ON THE HILL - RENEWABLE ENERGIES

As we were returning from our vacation in PEI you get see a lot of country side along the way. One thing I notice was the windmill farm situated along distant hillside off the TransCanada Highway near Moncton, NB.


From the highway they seem like the pin wheels I used to get when I was a child, carefree blowing into its propellers and watching the colours blend together the faster they went.

An Armenian immigrant toy manufacturer,
Tegran M. Samour, invented the modern version
of the pinwheel in 1918
But actually, these windmill farms are massive, each standing tall at 400 feet tall and with blades 50 yards long, which I'm under the impression would be  ascetically displeasing and I have heard that there are health concerns of headaches and respiratory issues too.

However they quiet giants do generate around 1.5 MW per  windmill with a low maintenance cost, so they becoming appealing to reduce green house emissions. This source of generation power accounts for almost  12000 MW.

"PREVAILING WINDS
ACROSS LAND FEATURES
WEATHER THE STRONGEST ROCK.



WE SEARCH WAYS

OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES

NOT CREATING ANOTHER ROCK.



IT STANDS TALL
IN FIELDS OF MANY
GENERATING TO SAVE THIS ROCK."


In your opinion do think that Windmill Generation is the best option we have to a renewable source of energy? Has anyone heard the affects that these generators have on the prevailing winds? Please comment below.

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22 September 2017

STRANGER - 22 SEPTEMBER EVENING

MISSED OPPORTUNITY


"Boy Candy, you sure know how to pick them!" Scott snickered driving off the crime scene. The tire squealed off the news van as he sped back onto the I-20. " You two are perfect for each other."

"Shut up Scott" Candy snapped wiping tears away from her eyes.

"Okay, okay...I was just kidding around. What has gotten into you?" He glanced at her. "Remember you screwed this up for us. That was a big break but, you had to go opening that hole."

Yet Candy didn't hear Scott but rather she was staring out the van, with her thoughts consuming her. 

She watched carelessly outside as it began to pour, barley seeing the highway signs speed by. 

Just down the road Candy saw a figure walking on the side of the road. She watched as the figure formulated into a man soaked in the rain.

"Scott did you see that!"

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19 September 2017

ROBOT IN THE GARDEN - A BOOK RELEASE


Synopsis


For floundering 34-year-old Ben Chambers the answer is obvious: find out where it came from and take it there to be fixed, even if it means risking his marriage in the process. Determined to achieve something for once in his life, Ben embarks on a journey that takes him and the endearing robot, Tang, to the far side of the globe...and back again. Together they will discover that friendship can rise up under the strangest circumstances, and that Artificial Intelligence can teach a man what it is to be human.

Funny, touching, charming, wise and a bit magical, A Robot in the Garden is a gem of a first novel, perfect for anyone who has ever found it difficult to connect with the world.


Review

I bought this book by chance in a discount pile at Chapters, and I was pleasantly surprised in this coming of age book. It quickly flowed and had a funny carefree feel to the to how Tang's innocence was expressed. Without running the ending I was nice to see a happy ending.

So if you find this book please enjoy it as much as I have.




BCID: 847-14713238

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18 September 2017

STRANGER - 22 SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON

FOX NEWS REPORTING




"Live from Fox News, I'm Candy Turcotte and here just off the I-20. Where earlier today a State trooper was found dead..." The sexy and smartly dressed news reported stopped abruptly. As she in a futile attempt to swat the black flies swarming in her hair.

"Cut! These fucking flies...god damn it!" 

The cameraman laughed dropping the camera from his shoulder.

"Scott it's not funny." Candy continued to swat away. "I fucking hate this place fucking cop probably shot himself working for his boss."

Scott stood there signalling to her to shut up.

"What! It's not like he's here..."

"Hello Candy." A voice from behind annoyed and Candy whirled around.

It was the police chief surrounded with investigators  assessing the crime scene.

"John!...aum...sorry to hear about your lost..." Candy's were cut off as he continued on only giving a glare.

"Save it Candy for your friends." John comments indicating to the files still swarming her. Candy was left behind the yellow crime scene tape.


"What a dick" Scott commented. "What did you ever see in him Candy?"

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17 September 2017

ROOM - A BOOK RELEASE


Synopsis


To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world.... Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience - and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

Review

So, I've just recently joined a website called Book Crossing that allows books to be shared with the world, which you can track the book's travels through this website. This is something I was brainstorming to do on my own when I discovered this site.

Well this is the first book release and I'm both excited and nervous to send off a book into the "wild". I know that whoever finds this book and gives it a chance will enjoy it.

The novel "Room" is written by Emma Donoghue who's inspiration came by a tragic story captivity of a young girl.  Its point of view of a five-year-old named Jack who has lived in captivity all of his live with his mom in this room. It is either dark or tragic but the tone is of innocence and curiosity, that has the undertone of his mother resilience to raise Jack as a normal child in such situation.

It is brilliantly written in a way where you smirk to Jack's naive views about day to day live in the room. Yet, at the same time you also find yourself feeling sad as his only friends that are animated in his TV.

"Dora is drawing in TV but she's my real friend, that's confusing. Jeep is actually real, I can feel him with my fingers."

Reading this book gives you a glimpse of how the Stockholm syndrome becomes a reality of how those who are restraint become sympathetic to captors over time.

Book Tacking Information
BCID: 352-14695580
Date Published: 2010
Date Registered : 28 August, 2017
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