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Real Estate - November 18, 2011

Positively Green

Is there life after oil?

by Iris Harrell

I recently read Mark Kurlansky's book, "SALT: A World History." As salt became used for keeping food from spoiling, longer trips with large numbers of people could be taken without the threat of starvation. Countries that had more salt and could produce and sell it became the center of the trading universe. Whole empires rose because they had gobs of salt.

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Iris Harrell is CEO and president of Harrell Remodeling, Inc. in Mountain View (www.harrell-remodeling.com). She can be reached at 650-230-2900 or irish@harrell-remodeling.com.

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