23 September 2021

On average, households pay 12-18% of their income for energy like electricity, gas, fuel for cars, etc. The percentage is much higher if we factor in the energy cost of producing food and the many goods and services we use. And, of course, nations struggle – even wage war – for access to energy for…

5 September 2021

After World War 1, Fritz Harber, a brilliant German scientist and Nobel Prize winner, explored a novel way to help his country pay off its overwhelming war debt by extracting gold from seawater. This proved to be an unworkable scheme, however, experimentation with seawater electrolysis quietly continued. In the 1970s, Wolf Hilbertz, an architect who…

26 July 2021

“Just ocean. No lands.  No names.  Still looks like a lot of nowhere.  Why do you like it here?” Oliana met his eyes. Pietro was flustered, but wanting to communicate why he loved his life overcame the awkwardness under her gaze. “Well, I was born here. That’s probably the main reason.  Living out here on…

7 July 2021

Distilled Life A little over a month ago I received the free author’s copy of my book from my publisher Lion Fiction. Here in my hand was a distillation of years of my life and thoughts into a pound of paper or flurry of electrons. A strange feeling, to say the least. The ink has…