One way to positively impact climate change is to make sure your money isn’t being used to finance fossil fuel projects. Almost all major banks use the money you store in your bank account to finance fossil fuel projects. Some banks are taking steps to eliminate their fossil fuel funding, but many aren’t. There are […]
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In 2020, we went electric, replacing our two gas cars, a 2011 Honda Pilot and a 2014 VW Jetta, with two plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), a 2017 Chevy Bolt and a 2021 Tesla Model Y. I had a goal to get our carbon footprint down to zero and going electric was part of that goal. […]
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[This was originally published on Medium on October 15, 2020.] According to the polls, 40% of all Americans and 80% of Republicans approve of Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus crisis. This is surprising given the facts we are surrounded by. We entered this crisis as the country ranked in 2019 the #1 most prepared country to handle a […]
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My 2020 New Year’s resolution is to learn as much as I can about the climate crisis, to help my family get to a net-zero carbon footprint, and to share my journey with friends. This is the first of many posts about my family’s journey to carbon net-zero and is about what I learned measuring […]
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This was originally posted on the Taco Time NW Cycling Team website. Cyclocross Nationals was held in Steilacoom, WA this year, just 1 hour south of Seattle. The first time since 1996 that Nationals (Natz in the cyclocross community) was held in Washington offered Seattle area bike racers a chance to race at one of […]
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You can help influence smarter gun regulations by boycotting Bell, Giro, Camelbak and Blackburn. Here’s how… The Parkland shooting has brought to the forefront how little we’ve done as a country to stop mass shootings and reduce gun deaths. Common sense gun laws could reduce gun deaths in the US while still allowing hunters & […]
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Our Comcast bill at $215/month was a constant thorn in my side. At nearly $2,500 a year what were we really getting? Of the 1,923,452 channels that we had access to with Comcast we used about 5. We were constantly having to purchase movies either through Xfinity (because the $2,500 a year we were paying […]
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Now that we all carry smartphones 24/7 loaded with apps, some things in life have become simpler, others better. Here are some of my favorites apps, technologies and how I use them: Depositing checks from home. This has got to be one of the most amazing things ever. Take a picture of a check and whamo, its in […]
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After years of neglect and 6 months of this blog being offline, I’m going to start blogging again. It’s actually sad to read the string of spammy posts that have accumulated here over the last 4 years. Well, I’m going to change that. I’ve got a snazzy new mobile friendly theme and am ready to […]
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I was interviewed on DomainSherpa via Skype talking about how Jay Goldstein, Tom Blumer, me and the rest of the SeniorHomes.com team got to where we are today. Watch the interview here: http://www.domainsherpa.com/chris-rodde-seniorhomes-interview/
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