β€œWhen the power goes out,” Plaza says, β€œa $5 transistor radio is more valuable than a smartphone.”

Take note of this follow-up after the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.

Old tech and determination combine to help make a difference.

Blizzard approaches

We’ve been warned all day about a spring bilzzard, as much as a foot of snow in places, winds 50 mph-plus at times, rain preceding the snow.

I’m beginning to believe. The leeward sides of my yard’s trees are dry. Folks will be losing their trash cans tonight, and there will be limbs, if not whole trees down.