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Renko Tomlinson
Cleantech Liaison. Open-minded little Asian Texan who loves nature and technology.
Cleantech Liaison. Open-minded little Asian Texan who loves nature and technology.

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SpaceX launch, IKEA visit, and my contribution
Yesterday was a good day.  SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched and returned beautifully.   NTREG's sustainability field trip to IKEA I planned and lead went well. Watching SpaceX's launch event live makes me giddy, every time. When they were developing Grasshopper (...

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Advanced Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage - Speech by Dr. H. Frank Gibbard, Ph.D.
I have been waiting for this coming Saturday, the 12th. NTREG (North Texas Renewable Energy Group) will host an incredible speaker, a battery and energy storage expert,  Dr. H. Frank Gibbard, Ph.D. , at our November meeting. Ever since becoming a  co-progra...

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Fourth, Fireworks, NASA, and Google
Today is Fourth of July. I stepped out the door, walked multiple yards, lay flat on the grass, and watched huge fireworks right above my head.  Walked back up and saw NASA's Juno successfully entered Jupiter's orbit after traveling 5 years from the earth. T...

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11年前、今の家に越して来た直後から、とっても仲良くしてもらってきたお隣さんは、ふたりとも90歳前後の素敵なご夫婦。そのおばさまが、今日亡くなった。 昨夜、私が外で友人と夕飯を食べている間に、救急車で病院に運ばれたらしい。 今朝、仕事に行く前にドアをノックしてみたけれど、誰も出なかった。 昼間に、LAにいる主人から電話が来て、家族が集まったらライフサポートを切ることになりそうだと聞いた。 夕方仕事から帰ってすぐお隣に行くと、子供たち(私と同世代)が、既にほぼ全員集まっていた。おじさまや、ご夫婦の娘や息子と抱き...

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DiCaprio speaks out for climate change action at Oscar
"Be who you are and say what you believe (feel), because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Suess Congrats DiCaprio for the Oscar. Thank you for speaking out for us all.

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Programs for the North Texas Renewable Energy Group (NTREG)
For the next two years, I am a co-program manager for the North Texas Renewable Energy Group (NTREG). That means I'm in charge of bringing speakers to our monthly meetings as well as setting up field trips and hands-on projects. A few examples of what we do...

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"Negative Carbon Road Trip" dropped by NTREG meeting
This funky looking car belongs to Brian Kent. Brian and his "Nissan LEAF" are taking a " Negative Carbon Road Trip " across and around The United States. You see, driving across the US with Tesla is non issue thanks to its >250 mile range and the Supercharg...

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Plano gets "Go Ape!" zipline and treetop obstacle courses
"Go Ape" Zip Line is coming to Plano!!! I've been wanted to go to Costa Rica and do the zip line over the beautiful forest there someday, but this one will do for now. The best part? I can walk to it from my home :) It's in the Oak Point Nature Reserve, alo...

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「YOU ARE THE BEST」を数えながら泳ぐ
久しぶりに泳げた。最高に気持ちいい。 これからも、ほぼ毎日2Km泳げるかは、私が朝何時に起きるかにかかってる。 ラッキーにも、家のすぐ近くのプレーノ市営プールは、朝5時からラップスイミングできる。だから、朝4時半に起きればいい。。。と言うは簡単、行うはちょっと難し。 クリスマスの頃、娘に朝4時半に起きて、朝泳ごうと思ってるって話したら、「マミー、それって、9時か10時には寝るってことよ〜!」って、呆れ返っていた。"She rolled her eyes!" 娘は私のことをよく知っている。(苦笑) 当分の間リズ...

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もう2週間前のこと。。。 午前中は撮影があるとかで、息子が忙しかったので、会社の人に勧めてもらった Whitney Museum に行ってみた。 Highlineの南の端というロケーションもさながら、なんとも心地よい大きさで、モダンアートなのにゆったりとした気持ちで時を過ごせた。 展示された中で目を引いたのは、どう見ても3D Printerで作られたと思えるこの作品。私の好みではないけれど、どうやって作ったのかなで興味をそそられた。 それにしても、土曜日だったこの日、私は Whitneyにオープンの10時30...
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