Earlier this week the U.S. Commerce Department released
October stats indicating that new home and apartment construction have dropped
to an annual rate of 791,000 units, a 4.5% decrease from September.
Barrack Obama’s transition team has already started its work, and in Congress,
new leadership will be elected soon. What can we expect from the new
administration and a new Congress on an energy efficiency policy?
I love nature shows, especially those that
demonstrate ferocity in the animal kingdom. Last night I caught a segment where
an imposing monitor lizard went looking for lunch in a badger’s den, only to
end up becoming lunch for the badger.
When I took my first trip to California in 1982, the state’s sunny skies,
palm trees and ocean views entranced me. With the Mamas and the Papas’
“California Dreaming” playing in my head, I understood why people were moving
there in droves.
I shouldn’t be surprised that as we approach
Election Day the mudslinging increases and the negative campaigning and
name-calling continues to overshadow the “real issues” and platforms of the
major political parties.