Wednesday, September 22, 2010
if you are, please note that I am moving over to Wordpress.com
There are several reasons for this. First, and foremost, I have been invited to participate in a collaborative blog, A New Leaf Emerging that happens to be hosted on Wordpress.com and it is just easier for me to have just one Dashboard to contend with.
Second, while I have not been to most consistent poster in the past, I hope to change this and Wordpress is simply a better platform.
Third, I hope to eventually move to having my own full site, and using the Wordpress protocol to do this seems like my best option at this point, so I am keeping an eye to the future.
So, I hope that explains it. I am going to import all the content from here to Wordpress.com, but I am going to leave this site up for the time being.
Finally, my new address is cartermcneese.wordpress.com
I look forward to seeing you over there.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This is really sad. The Ady Gil was previously the Earthrace. As the Earthrace this boat set a world record for circumnavigation, making it around the world in 60 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes, beating the previous record by two weeks. All of this while it was totally run on bio-Diesel.
Whether you agree with the actions of the Sea Shepherds or not, the loss of this world class boat to such a petty and preventable attack from the Japanese fleet should make any one who has ever enjoyed boating or anyone who cares about promoting a clean-energy future sad indeed.
Rachel Maddow covered this story tonight with the one and only Bob Barker (yes, THAT Bob Barker):
RIP Ady Gil. The boating world will miss you.
If you would like to support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, please donate here.
**For the record, I have NO idea why the first line is dropped like that. I can't seem to fix it.**