The Second Amendment, when read as written, guarantees a well regulated Militia (not the right to bear…

December 16, 2012

The Second Amendment, when read as written, guarantees a well regulated Militia (not the right to bear arms as most believe). The Second Amendment reads as follows when read properly, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not […]

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Other symptoms of a heart attack

October 27, 2012

Please don’t ignore these signs A good friend of mine died earlier this week. I am 57. He was younger than me. I have known Joel long enough that we had developed the ability to know what the other was thinking. We good-naturedly bickered about the little things that didn’t matter, but knew enough to agree […]

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Oh… my… goodness…

August 9, 2012

I shouldn’t let myself loose behind the curtain… EDIT 8/11/12: We’ve got our look back, but we’re still working on the details. Look for our next LEAF post sometime today.  The site certainly doesn’t look the way that it should, and I have no idea if it will work the way it is supposed to, […]

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Happy Earth Day 2012

April 25, 2012
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Sunday, April 22, 2012 But wait, we hear you saying, that was last weekend! Yeah… I guess we missed it. Not that we didn’t know about it. Earth Day was in the mainstream media, on the radio, on television… pretty much everywhere. So how could we miss it? Well… it’s kind of like this. We […]

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I am asking for your help

March 9, 2012
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What do you want to read about? I started writing Living LEAF in July of 2010, six months prior to the delivery of the first Nissan LEAF in the United States in December 2010. Having never driven an electric vehicle (EV) at the time, but having worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years, […]

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A little housekeeping

February 19, 2012
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We added a “Top 25 Most Read Posts” page as a helpful guide If you check out our sidebar on the  right, you will see a list of pages near the top. We just added a page called “Top 25 Most Read Posts”, which will auto update with the most read posts since the creation […]

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Innovation for All?

January 19, 2012
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How about a self-healing iPhone case Nissan in 2005 developed a self-healing vehicle coating that allows fine scratches to mend themselves. This coating is currently used on certain Infiniti and Nissan models (the LEAF is not one of them). When Nissan says fine scratches, think automated car washes that beat your car up with rubber […]

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January 6, 2012
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Busy week this week, so I won’t post another article until tomorrow. But I had to post this photo of the truck that I saw as I came out of my hotel room this morning. It seemed, to me, a validation of the thought process that I committed to the blogosphere yesterday. As you and […]

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Why I drive an electric car

January 5, 2012
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Pretty simple… it’s the air that we breathe I was driving from San Diego to Orange County for work yesterday. The view above is of the Los Angeles basin as seen from California State Route 73. SR73 is a toll road that spans about 18 miles from Laguna Hills in the South to Costa Mesa […]

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What Living LEAF Is

July 21, 2011

And (perhaps more importantly), what Living LEAF is not Living LEAF is a source of information about the Nissan LEAF. Living LEAF is not a news organization. The online electric vehicle (EV) media world (and beyond) has been turned upside down over the past couple of days due to a massive mis-communication blitz. A blogger […]

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