Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cool tune, I like it.

If you need me, I will run to you
And if you call me, out of the blue
I will run to catch you as you fall on me

And it's no surprise that you'll soon forget about me

So slow it down
And take it easy

If you want me, I will be right here
And if you love me, you will notice me here

And it's no surprise that your eyes are crying my name
And it's no surprise that my eyes are seeing the same

So slow it down
And take it easy

Monday, August 08, 2011

Joni Mitchell: Hejira - perfect for rainy days

Joni Mitchell

I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
That shell shock love away
There's comfort in melancholy
When there's no need to explain
It's just as natural as the weather
In this moody sky today
In our possessive coupling
So much could not be expressed
So now I'm returning to myself
These things that you and I suppressed
I see something of myself in everyone
Just at this moment of the world
As snow gathers like bolts of lace
Waltzing on a ballroom girl

You know it never has been easy
Whether you do or you do not resign
Whether you travel the breadth of extremities
Or stick to some straighter line
Now here's a man and a woman sitting on a rock
They're either going to thaw out or freeze
Strains of Benny Goodman
Coming thru' the snow and the pinewood trees
I'm porous with travel fever
But you know I'm so glad to be on my own
Still somehow the slightest touch of a stranger
Can set up trembling in my bones
I know - no one's going to show me everything
We all come and go unknown
Each so deep and superficial
Between the forceps and the stone

Well I looked at the granite markers
Those tribute to finality - to eternity
And then I looked at myself here
Chicken scratching for my immortality
In the church they light the candles
And the wax rolls down like tears
There's the hope and the hopelessness
I've witnessed thirty years
We're only particles of change I know, I know
Orbiting around the sun
But how can I have that point of view
When I'm always bound and tied to someone
White flags of winter chimneys
Waving truce against the moon
In the mirrors of a modern bank
>From the window of a hotel room

I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
Until love sucks me back that way

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Nova Scotia Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs

An opportunity in Nova Scotia renewable energy exists with the Nova Scotia Government’s process of implementing a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) policy. FIT policies typically increase the amount of renewable energy produced in a region by paying people a higher than the retail price for electricity they produce. On July 4th 2011, the NS Community Feed in Tariff (COMFIT) rates were announced:

• Wind Power over 50 kW: $0.139/kWh
• Wind Power under 50 kW: $0.452/kWh
• Biomass (combined heat and power): $0.156/kWh (to be reviewed regularly)
• In-stream Tidal Power under 0.5 MW: $0.652/kWh
• Run-of-the-river Hydroelectricity: $0.14/kWh

Information on Nova Scotia’s COMFIT is provided online ( and participation in the program can be achieved through the formation of a CO-OP.

The Colchester Regional Development Association (CoRDA) is proposing to support the forestry and farming industries in Nova Scotia through a process of sector consultations and workshops that will allow foresters and farmers to participate in the COMFIT program.

If there are any questions please contact CoRDA at

Tracy M. Thompson

Forestry Extension Assistant

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 698

Halifax NS B3J 2T9

Phone: (902) 722-1066

Fax: (902) 424-7735