Utterpower is all about discovering the realities of Alternative energy. We understand that popular causes are soon taken up by those who seek money, power, and influence. This fact has been consistent as recorded in history for the past 2000 years of more.
About Utterpower’s Host, George Breckenridge
How do you write such a page without boring your audience to tears? How do you capture who you are in 100 words or less?
I remember first grade, I was devoted to my teacher Mrs. Dunlop, I wanted to please her in every way, and my parents were delighted with my progress reports! A bright and shining star.
It may have all started in second grade when I discovered that there were far more interesting things happening beyond the window pane. That earned me a minus grade in effort . Of course Mrs. Hays was a bore, and keeping your letters between the lines was all about her score.
I’m fully ashamed to say that my life experience started to come together at about 45 years of age. Perhaps circumstances had forced me awake so late in life to discover what really makes the world go round?
In the next five years I managed to retire early, and rid myself of the security of a management job in digital switching with Telco. After that I developed several ideas into marketable products that have allowed me to live a most modest life and pursue my interests. It was an extreme effort, and a great learning experience, but that learning continues.
I now have had twelve plus years to study topics I find of great interest full time. It is a great gift, and afforded to all too few of us. Time to study the gearworks is far more enjoyable than racing around acquiring things I don’t need and spending time caring for them. My desire to own grand things was lost somewhere lower on the hill, and I plan to climb higher as long as I have the health to do so.
What I’ve learned is just how many people go to their graves with no knowledge of what lies adjacent to the well traveled pathways, they are often cocksure they understood the inter-workings of the Galaxy, but yet…they didn’t take a moment to remove the mystery of a single cancer cell and tell us of the easy cure before they departed.
The better observations come when you make the time to pick up a pencil or piece of chalk and do the work yourself. It is a lot of effort to learn what to measure, and you’ll note that all too many who write about alternative energy topics deceive even themselves when they work the middle and ignore both ends. As a friend often says…. “reality is often disappointing, but it sure is durable”.
Most of us go through life fully focused on raising our children and funding ‘things’ we find important. At the end of the day, we lay down exhausted, never having the time to think.
If you climb high enough up the hill, the view improves, from here you can analyze the insanity that lies below. If only you knew enough to hike higher in your younger years, and if only you knew all those ‘things’ were heavy and hard to carry.
My tribe is ‘Do it Yourselfers’, we learn with our hands on, we are from all walks of life, rich and poor, from PHDs to Farmers. We question nearly everything, and somehow we always knew there are always things more important to spend our money on than things we can do quickly and perhaps more correctly for ourselves. We are different, and we do not expect ’normal’ people to see the world as we do.
If, you think Al Gore’s cry “The Debate is Over” embraces the basic teachings of Science, if you believe that all things touted as GREEN are good, then my pages are NOT for you. From up here on the mountain, we can plainly see, so many causes are quickly adopted by those who seek money, power, and influence. You may think they’re part of ‘your tribe’, but perhaps you are only ‘useful’.
Our goal is to discover the real alternatives, and to recognize that the more independent we are, the better our view of reality. What has changed in the last 6000 or more years? What is the opposite of skeptical? I’ll let you decide, but the gift of time has proven to me that you think best when you are least depending on others, and with chalk or pencil in hand.