Beyond Cuckoo

Keep the Power On–alternative energy sources for home and away.

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To connect with and hold on to power is high on my list—not political power—Goddess no! Electrical power—pure, simple, plugs. You know the ones—little, big, one prong, two prong or three prong oddly shaped electric plugs that make a male/female connection sexy. So sexy that they light up and energize cell phones, computers, appliances, radios, TVs, and miscellaneous adult and childish toys of all kinds. Titillation that would make Thomas Edison take notice.

If you follow this blog you know that I’m preparing for a road trip—short at first to get my sea legs—to soon increase in time and distance. This will happen with my longtime friend, husband and ally, Blake—this is if I can keep him alive, but that’s another story. (Check out the home page for Balanced on the Edge of the Crowd and Heartfelt.) The long and short of it is, we’ve come a long way and so has technology. Check out the pictures below to see the change in vehicles. The 1966 Chevy converted camper (top) is what we traveled in for the first ten years together. The Thor Motor Coach (bottom) is newly purchased.

Then there’s the weather. (Or like D.Trump likes to say— “It’s just weather.”) I don’t know where you live, but we have increasingly turbulent weather. (Global warming? DT says Naw.) Today there is a flood alert and so far, power. Yet on some days, life and all our techie gadgets become powerless—for all useful purposes, dead. An unknown brutal attack comes out of nowhere that kills the power. Can you say alternative energy? (DT can’t.) Well I can. Which brings me to why I’m telling you all this. The answer is of course, on the internet, where you can find anything, that is, if you have the power.







Here’s a handy clickable list of what we’ve bought so far:



GOAL ZERO  Yeti 150 Solar Generator Power Pack


Apple  16GB iPod touch (6th Generation)


instaCHARGE Grab-and-Go 4-pack 4,000 mAh Portable Device Chargers with Charging Station and 5 Charging Cables


Bose® SoundLink® Color II Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker


With the above, we can now get an internet connection, recharge and power almost anything at home or on the road, without a land connection. Pretty cool and so Beyond Cuckoo.



About the Author:

Elaine Webster writes fiction, creative non-fiction, essays and poetry from her studio in Windsor, California—the heart of Sonoma County Wine County. “It’s easy to be creative surrounded by the beauty of Northern California. We have the best of everything—good wine, food, art, culture and sense of community.”
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