November 3, 2016 by Blake

When I bought a house in Trumansburg nine years ago, one of the first things I did was cut down a tree.

It was a “street tree,” an old maple with three thick leaders. A “leader” is a thick... Read more

October 6, 2016 by Blake

Went to a conference a few weeks ago.  Less of a "conference" and more of a "gathering," really.  I've been meaning to write this since then, but came back home and got swamped by actual work-work... Read more

August 17, 2017 by Blake

My father-in-law died today.  His name was Steven.

I don't exactly know what to do - I have a computer model to make, but that seems, right now, like... Read more

July 29, 2016 by Blake

It was my birthday a couple of days ago, and it made me reflect on "giving."

Terrawatt was created to help.  It helps save energy, it helps people be more comfortable in their homes, it... Read more

July 16, 2016 by Blake

I helped some people out recently.  Here's the story. 

New establishment, freshly built in the not-too-distant past.  Designed by an architect, engineered by engineers, and built by probably... Read more

June 25, 2016 by Blake

Lately it seems like nobody knows what's going on with the world.

We agree on climate change, though, right?  Let's not re-hash that.  That's a global thing.  Locally, what does it mean?... Read more

June 10, 2016 by Blake

We're going to save a trillion watt-hours of energy.

Not by myself, oh no...that would be hard.  We're going to do it together.  We're already up to 44 billion (44,000,000,000) watt-hours (... Read more

May 16, 2016 by Blake

Ever wonder where our country's energy comes from and goes to? This fascinating map from the Lawrence Livermore Labratory shows in simple graphic terms where we generate energy and how much of it... Read more




I've known Blake for more than 25 years. I hate Blake. Blake is who I would be if I were smarter, better looking, and a hell of a lot more efficient.