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Published November 27, 2022 by Nan Mykel

France is going to be one of the first countries in the world to ban fossil fuel advertising

In August, France announced that they will become the first European country to ban fossil fuels advertising! This includes ads for all energy products relating to fossil fuels and energy from the combustion of coal mining and hydrogen-containing carbons. Ads for natural gas are still allowed but may be phased out in the coming year. Companies caught advertising these environmentally disastrous products could face fines between €20,000 and €100,000.

Originally tweeted by Theodor Kittelsen (@ArtistKittelsen) on September 25, 2022. and reblogged an excerpt by Ned Hamson.

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The new king of England, Charles III may have a bad rap with liberals due to England’s takeover-the-world past , but he’s personally involved in fighting climate change.  And he’s the first royal with a college degree and is an artist in his spare time.  His own auto, an Aston Martin DB6 — which he has owned since 1970 — uses an untraditional fuel source, in keeping with his efforts to lower his own personal carbon footprint. Instead of gasoline, Charles’ favorite vehicle uses repurposed surplus English white wine and whey made from the cheesemaking process, which is converted into bioethanol fuel. The unique fuel is created by a company called Green Fuels in Gloucestershire, who worked with Aston Martin specialists to produce the unusual energy source.

9 Magestic Facts About King Charles III:  <hello@interestingfacts.com>

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SELF ANALYSIS – I know I’m impulsive, a poor keeper of promises (I think of them as intentions), and disintegrating with age (I experienced hallucinations as I woke up a little while ago), but this blog, which was not so cleverly named, eats up almost all my time, taking it from vacuuming, taking up the garbage, doing my dishes, cooking goulash, crock potting a chicken breast and making a salad that must last for a week– not to mention the much earlier attempted organization of my files, including old photos from my genealogical workdays.  As I pause in my blogging, I hope to replace it not with my domestic duties but putting together again my abandoned novel about a transgender’s experience coming out.

(By the bye, my files got so out of hand because I developed the habit of saving informational articles to use in my collegiate  school column at the University of Florida, “S’Matter of Fact.”  Oops, sorry; that was my high school column at Miami Jackson.  In college it was called “Artifacts,” as I did postgraduate study in anthropology.  John Goggin was my  anthropology teacher and mentor who took us on digs during the weekend, and Buddy Davis was my much admired professor in journalism, who frequently spoke of “the milk of human kindness.”

(You may have noticed I have a slight problem with bragging, too, but memories are what’s left of a loooong life with many chapters.)

My cousin Barbara, who was the copy editor for my nonfiction Fallout, has declined the invite to copyedit this new fiction enterprise, saying “What do you know  about being transgender?!”  I didn’t answer, but don’t feel any difficulty in relating; they’re human and I’m human and I am sensitive and empathic with a good imagination remaining, so why not?  Earlier I abandoned the novel after someone seemed to think the beginning, maybe called the Preface, was too raw.  In fact, she questioned whether I had written it.  [I have subsequently re-written the Preface.]  Anyway, I hope to continue reading your blog posts and we’ll see how long I can keep this promise.  Oh yes, the title may be Inside Jules’ Closet;  Shady Acres; or…?

I’d like to post it chapter by chapter as I write it on this blog, but first have to explore if that would interfere with its getting published.  Let me hear from anyone with the answer, please.

P.S. Sorry about the following misleading photo of me as much younger, but I think I prefer it.  Smile.

4 comments on “News

    • No, I don’t have time for tv any more, although I still have a working set. My children watch it when they come. It’s in my free time after waking up that my mind churns and then I have to run to catch up with it….Smile

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