Monthly Archives: January 2011

Microblog Weekly Updates for 2011-01-30

#Broadband for Renewable Energy Biz webinars TUESDAY from MnREM, our MIRC partner http://bit.ly/eaWuGY # Happy Birthday Apple Macintosh! Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://bit.ly/hZmkGv # The Del McCoury Band wrapped their Mountain Stage show with "The Vincent" – 1952 Vincent Black … Continue reading

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Live from Mountain Stage

I have enjoyed the Mountain Stage radio show for a long time, but it’s not broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio.  The Mountain Stage Podcast has come to the rescue, featuring an expanded version (sometimes close to 3 hours a week) … Continue reading

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Courage to Stand—the Video

Minnesota’s former governor, Tim Pawlenty, is out on tour supporting his new book, Courage to Stand. T-Paw, as we affectionately know him, was on Sen. John McCain’s short list for 2008 GOP Vice-President slot—many wonder if he had if we … Continue reading

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Fixing the Future, Today

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy—also affectionately known as the Lincoln Land Institute—is a Cambridge, Mass, think tank active in “issues involving the use, regulation, and taxation of land.”  Their material tends to be a bit esoteric (i.e. “We explore … Continue reading

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Wind Energy Looking Up For 2011

Press Release U.S. wind energy industry finishes 2010 with half the installations of 2009, activity up in 2011, now cost-competitive with natural gas Industry weathers latest boom-bust cycle as utilities move to lock in more wind power at favorable long-term … Continue reading

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Family History

I’ve added a personal page to JCShepard.com with some clutter on history and genealogy:  All Things Shepard.  There’s a handy link over to the left of this blog’s main page, and on the top of individual post pages. I started … Continue reading

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Microblog Weekly Updates for 2011-01-23

Hiring featured bloggers-architecture, engineering, l.a, urban planning, urban design, sustainability | Global Site Plans http://j.mp/fDVy54 # I don't meditate… but I've often thought about it. # Colorado Governor Hickenlooper pimps Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams – Flatfooted http://t.co/0CSDYWJ via @youtube … Continue reading

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Open Letter on Legislation for Zoning Variances in Minnesota

An open letter to sponsors of MN HF 52/SF 13, dealing with statutes for zoning variances in Minnesota: As a professional planner of 20 years experience in several states, and a committed Conservative, I strongly oppose the proposed amendments in HF 52/SF … Continue reading

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Not my intention to do away with government—Reagan's Legacy 30 Years On

A couple years ago, I wrote about President Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address.  Next month is the 100th anniversary of Regan’s birth, and today is the 30th anniversary of his first inaugural.  I think it’s a good day to revisit those thoughts. To a few … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dolly

Happy Birthday, Dolly! Wikipedia says: Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best-known for her work in country music. In the four-and-a-half decades since her national-chart début, she remains one of the most-successful female artists … Continue reading

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