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October 21, 2010

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Not much to do on the train but wake up, eat, nap, eat, write, nap, read, eat, and watch out the window as the earth spins the sun down over the horizon. What was new this trip? Arrays of tri-bladed turbines in the flat windy places and orange flames at night burning off some excess of freshly tapped natural gas reserves. There's an insatiable need for more energy, much of which is likely to be wasted. Even most of the sun's prodigious output falls endlessly through empty black space.