First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunrise 7:18: Plugged in for the work week

As she's mentioned many time, things are barely stirring on the Stanford campus when she jogs across in the predawn hours. Some things, like the electric cars getting their overnight charge, seemed primed for the week ago. The university is at the forefront of alternative energy research, announcing a couple weeks back that it is establishing a $100 million institute to focus on energy issues and work toward development of more affordable and efficient ways to capture the power of the sun. Given this - and its fleet of electric cars - the female DJ remains puzzled why the university persists in using gas-powered vehicles to patrol the Big Dish area. Even rattlesnakes dislike gasoline emissions...


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