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Solar Cookies

July 16, 2009

I recently finished illustrating a children’s book I wrote called Solar Cookies.

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It is about a kid that builds a solar oven

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and starts his own solar cookie business to help his Mom.

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I sent the book to a children’s book contest. Hopefully it’ll do well. I’m looking for a publisher for it if anyone has any leads.

And after talking for months and months about it I finally made my first solar oven. Thank you Rocio for all the cardboard and help (more like for letting me help you :p)

Solar Oven

Solar Oven

It takes about an hour to make a batch of cookies. I plan on starting a solar cookie business of my own. Unfortunately it is the rainy season in Mexico, so the weather often does not help. I’m going to keep experimenting though and figuring out what are the best recipes. I want to make some solar pizza too.

There is a ton of info about building solar ovens on the net. I found this design to suit my needs the best.

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Swine flu and the Mexican economy

April 28, 2009
the swine flu and the Mexican economy

the swine flu and the Mexican economy

According to a recent investigation in the last few days small businesses in Mexico City have lost 80 percent of their sales because of the preventive measures that the population is taking. Concerts have been canceled, movie theaters are closed, recreational areas are empty and so are restaurants.

The Mexican stock exchange fell 3.34 points. And with the restrictions that the US and other countries are putting on travel to and imports from Mexico it is expected that the economy will continue to be damaged.