It may sound like an idea dreamed up at Woodstock with the help of some mind-altering substances, but researchers are finding ways to tap into the power of photosynthesis to generate at least small amounts of electricity.
In 1969, at the intersection of the New Left, Counterculture and Flower Power, popular music's most avant-garde couple, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, launched -- together with Canada -- Rock & Roll diplomacy, amidst wars and revolutions.
Speaking as a flower child of the '60s -- a proud member of the generation that danced at Woodstock and elevated protest marches to an art form -- I'd like to offer some advice to the Occupy Wall Streeters.
Chief amongst the mighty and majestic mysteries of my life is how in the name of Methuselah I could be 52 years old. One minute I'm playing in a meadow, the next I'm lying awake fretting about my cholesterol.