Happy New Year




Photos from Danang, Vietnam, Tet New Year Celebration. A little different today then back in our day.

Danang is Fireworks Festival city. Lunar New Year’s Eve Fireworks is a great celebration.

Which is the way I remember it. We watched the Tet Celebration for 1970 from the top of Hill 327 looking over DaNang and south to Chu Lai.  You could see many tracer rounds fired up from positions up and down the coast, with multiple explosions. Very impressive. The rounds were going up, mostly. They just don't make fireworks celebrations like they did back in the good old days.


This time-lapse photo shows a Douglas AC-47 "Spooky" at work on the outskirts of Saigon. The sheet of red raining down from the night sky represents only one of every five bullets fired from the gunship’s miniguns. (U.S. Air Force)

The New Years celebration in Vietnam in 2021 is much nicer and better than the ones during the Vietnam War.

Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men (and Women)


Life expectancy (from birth) in the United States From 1860 to 2020


The graph above shows life expectancy (from birth) in the United States from 1860 to 2020.  Remarkable increase due to better sanitation, improvements to the environment and health care.


The tables below shows the years remaining in your life on average.

Women live longer then men.  For a child born in 2020 the difference is nearly 5 years. For people who have reached 75 the difference is less than 2 years. And by the time you reach 115 the difference is zero.

Source:  https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/publications/docs/gis/20ma08_att_i.pdf


Walipini Earth Sheltered Greenhouse


  1. A sunken Greenhouse

  2. Walipini, also known as sunken greenhouse, underground greenhouse, pit greenhouse, or earth-sheltered greenhouse, is a structure with the growing area dug into the ground. Having the growing area under the ground level gives you the thermal benefits of being cool in warm weather and warm in cold weather similar to a root cellar .

  3. A walipini (or underground) green house is a greenhouse that is dug into the ground, typically well below the frost line, which uses a combination of heat from the sun and naturally occurring geothermal heat to keep plant life warm. Walipini greenhouses were invented in the 1990’s by philanthropists volunteering in Bolivia.

  4. Introduction: The Walipini (underground or pit greenhouse) in this bulletin is designed specifically for the area of La Paz, Bolivia. However, the principles explained in the bulletin make it possible to build the Walipini in a wide variety of other geographic and climatic conditions.

  5. Jun 23, 2017 · The original Walipini was designed for Bolivia, 16 degrees south of the equator. There, the sun is high in the sky year-round; shallow roof angle will allow light to penetrate the greenhouse ...



A Very Interesting Land Development in South Dakota


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