Has this photo been discussed? Let’s start this shall we….

1. Meryl is actively pushing her bottom into maks’ hips

2. Maks is actively pushing his hips into Meryl’s bottom

3. Meryl’s face is all “do Big Boris and the Oleg twins like this babe?”😏

4. Maks’ face is all “f*ck yeah we do babe. I am the luckiest bastard around”

Yeah…the turbine was definitely fully activated this week! AD has now begun tonight!


Portland embraces ‘green’ image to boost exports

In a glass tower topped with solar panels, wind turbines and rooftop gardens, a team of architects and planners who helped turn a once-moribund industrial tract into a trendy neighborhood in this river port town is crafting ways to bring street life and energy efficiency to a “next-generation model city” in post-tsunami Japan.

About 100 miles upriver from the Pacific Ocean, Portland for years has been one of America’s leading cities when it comes to exports, thanks to powerhouse high-tech firms like Intel, TriQuint and Tektronix. Recently, however, Portland has been relying on a bolder, revamped exports strategy that could dramatically boost its exports. It’s a strategy that resonates with Chicago, a city with global scale that nevertheless recently has had anemic export growth.

Story by Kathy Bergen

How to sell ‘green’ business expertise
International markets draw companies big and small

Photos by Nancy Stone


     SR-71A 17975 rests proudly on display at March Field Air Museum located across the flightline from March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. Her first flight took place on April 13, 1967, accumulating 2,854 hours of flight time, 743 of which were over Mach 3. She flew 82 reconnaissance missions during during Vietnam, flying out of Kadena Air Force Base on Okinawa, Japan. 17975 also served over the Persian Gulf, where she threw a turbine blade through the right engine nacelle while outrunning a surface to air missile. She diverted to Naval Air Station Key West, much to the surprise of the local airman.

Plans are coming together for returning to paint the 2nd turbine at Hepburn Windfarm. Looking back on process photos from last year ! I can’t wait to get back there. 💫

Granny Weatherwax was often angry. She considered it one of her strong points. Genuine anger was one of the world’s greatest creative forces. But you had to learn how to control it. That didn’t mean you let it trickle away. it meant you dammed it, carefully, let it develop a working head, let it drown whole valleys of the mind and then, just when the whole structure was about to collapse, opened a tiny pipeline at the base and let the iron-hard stream of wrath power the turbines of revenge.
—  Terry Pratchett - Wyrd Sisters

I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together, in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane. — Looking for Alaska, John Green