Chapter one –Formative
Experiences(In which Bonus Joules is born and
grows up. We discover Bonus Joules is not always greeted with open arms
by a grateful world. )
Bonus Joules is born in a land afar and so
We meet the
optimism of the Bonus Joules family.
We go back through the mists of time to
great early thinkers and innovators.
Growing up in the new millennium has its
challenges for Bonus Joules.
We meet some
of the great ideas Bonus Joules thrives on.
meet the confusing world of modern "energy" speak.
meet people who inspired my creation.
Two -My First Adventure
which Bonus Joules encounters the very fount of energy wisdom.)
of things to come as Bonus Joules leave home.
Bonus Joules is in a collision.
Joules hears voices from another world.
EECA’s struggle to Save Energy.
Bonus Joules wrestles with an epic problem.
and Near Oblivion.
Bonus Joules creates much ado about near nothing.
Is EECA a Nuclear Reactor?
Bonus Joules ponders on cosmic possibilities of how EECA might generate the
energy it saves.
and Black Holes.
Has Bonus Joules discovered how EECA manages to store energy?
Three -the Holey Pilgrimage.
which Bonus Joules starts outwards and goes inwards through holes in our
a Hole not a Hole?
Bonus Joules asks what’s the matter with black holes.
from Black.Bonus Joules finds something appears to be what it is not.
our Universe Stark Bonkers Mad?
Bonus Joules rejoices in the possible insanity of it all.
Human civilisation at risk?
Can Bonus Joules save humanity from an uncontrollable build-up of
thermal energy on planet Earth?
Joules feels a bit disconnected in the Greenhouse world.
Joules busts the Ozone Barrier in style.
Zone of Ozone
Holey Ozone Layer
Joules brightens sunlight and darkens the days of humanity.
Joules looks local and discovers the cartoon heats and cools the universe.
Bonus Joules meets a guru and sees the light.
When Less is More... and More
Bonus Joules finds that a dynamic fashion sense does not necessarily fashion
Bonus Joules shares an intoxicating vision while insulating the wall.
Ups and Downs
Bonus joules is hit by a storm in a tea cup.
An Audience with the Sheep Sage.
Bonus Joules seeks out the Spirit of Insulation - the Amazing
Mythical Pedagogic Sheep.
Bonus Joules discovers Science is only as good as its images.
Chapter Four -Energy
(In Which Bonus Joules explores how energy came to rule
human consciousness and who made the rules.)
Joules asks the Minster of Energy the Big Scientific Question.
A Higher Being joins Cabinet.
Bonus Joules reveals the Divine Moment.
One yet Everywhere
Has Bonus Joules discovered the postie’s nightmare?
Bonus Joules shivers… and shakes THE ECONOMY.
Bonus Joules contemplates making the ultimate sacrifice.
Bonus Joules gets the measure of Economic Measures.
in the Dark
Freedom sparks for Bonus Joules when THE
Bonus Joules is struck by the dreaded Energy Image Virus.
of the Unknown
Bonus Joules sees sparks in dying embers and strikes out for a Solar Economy.
The Minister of Energy is revealed.
Bonus Joules has much reason to wonder at what’s in a name.
to Eye with the Other
Joules meets the Great Knowing Unknown.
Joules, the Imagineer.
Bonus Joules find the Great Knowing Unknown Other is the Magician
Powers of Junk Joules.
Bonus Joules discovers an eternal companion in Junk Joules and steps into
the Land of the Other.
Chapter Five - In
the Land of the Other
(In which Bonus Joules decides to risk all
and follow Junk Joules into the land of the Other to explore how the its
forces shape the use of energy by humans on our planet.)
the Land of the Other.
Bonus Joules risks all and steps out into the world of the Other with Junk
Home with Junk Joules.
Bonus Joules faces annihilation and finds possible salvation in the heavens.
Bonus Joules attempts to upspark the light of
Bonus Joules witnesses the unlightening of the new
and Junk Joules
Bonus Joules finds the way to hell can be paved with good intentions.
Goggle at Google
Bonus Joules searches Google and discovers barely a trace of Trace Gases and few
new visions of Life.
Bonus Joules is left gasping by the Minister for
The Burning Miracle
Junk Joules, Master Magician of the Invisible, takes Bonus Joule’s breath
The Burning Conundrum
Bonus Joules breathes life into the world of Genesis Energy and creates a mess.
The Atmosphere Lives.
Bonus Joules creates the genesis of weather at Genesis Energy.
our Thermal Beings
Bonus Joules attempts to make the invisible visible and reveal our thermal
Bonus Joules discovers a perpetual motion machine- and stops the universe.
One in the Other
Bonus Joules finds One in the Other in the Land of the Other.
Land of the Lost Trace Gases.
(In which Bonus Joules seeks out the essence of the Government’s vision of how
the energy system at Earth’s surface works by exploring the world the
Government is creating for our children. The learning blocks are legend, the
cosmic implications are spooky and Bonus Joules is often lost.)
Matter of Air
Bonus Joules confronts Air No Matter.
Bonus Joules balances on the Trace Tightrope of Existence
The Air Dance
Bonus Joules goes microscopic and ends up dancing with the air.
Land of the Lost Trace Gases.
Bonus Joules searches in vain for a trace of the Trace Gases.
Catching the Waves
Joules gets on the wavelength and goes solar surfing.
with the Death Waves
Bonus Joules gets caught up in the greatest fireworks display on Earth.
Bonus Joules is lit up by light.
Death of the death waves.
Bonus Joules goes cold and hot and discovers life on Earth is but a trace
Ozone Dance Fantastic.
Bonus Joules watches the hot dance and then goes cold again.
Bonus Joules discovers the Warmer Trace Gas Extraordinaire.
The Missing Light Waves
Bonus Joules encounters the mystery of the disappearing light waves and
the Great Transformation.
Secret of the Warmer Trace Gases.
Bonus Joules finds that three makes life.
Bonus Joules has a Eureka Moment as the oceans and skies become one.
Trace Gas Super Power.
Bonus Joules discovers humans could set off explosive water forces.
The Great Cosmic Joke.
Bonus Joules goes cosmic with the New Zealand Government Climate
Bonus Joules departs for Chapter 7 but is nearly blown away while
learning of Super Storms
Seven - Life and Death in the Greenhouse.
In which Bonus Joules decides to move into the greenhouse with Junk Joules.
Bonus Joules attempts to create a home that is more in harmony with the global
thermal balances that enable human life. Junk Joules is more concerned about
making a quick buck, tensions rise and a huge shadow darkens life.
Home of the Earth.
Junk Joules decides to set up home and moves into the greenhouse with Junk
A Strange Stillness.
Bonus Joules discovers life in a greenhouse is no breeze and makes a vow.
Hitting the High-Tech Highway
Bonus Joules suffers in the extremes and Junk Joules gives help.
Bonus Joules becomes trapped and Junk Joules offers a life-line.
Clearing the Smog of Electricity Bonus Joules proves the much-vaunted Energy Age is a
load of pollution.
Main Grid Fuse Blues
Bonus Joules plugs in to the world and short circuits it.
Bonus Joules meets the Gods of the Banks.
Bonus Joules finds hope in the community and friction in a generator.
Cracking the Greenhouse (again)
Bonus Joules explores the wonders of glass and is near blinded.
The Sage Sheep's Sermons
Bonus Joules wonders if a sheep can enlighten humanity.
Sage Sheep Tricks
Making Thermal Magic with Air and
Infrared Sheep Visions
Bonus Joules glimpses a shining future in glass.
Making Monsters of the Miniscule
An explosion of spores threatens to turn home into a coffin.
The Mighty Invisible Architect
Junk Joules becomes an Energy Expert and Bonus Joules is flummoxed.
Seven Part two
In which Bonus Joules attempts to connect a smart home to the local grid and
finds Junk Joules has been crossing wires
The Spider's Tale
Bonus Joules hears of an epic war raging across the lands.
Switchboard to Civilisation
Bonus Joules is switched on and lights up to a new world.
Home with a Future
Bonus Joules creates a home of bonus joules.
Bonus Joules experiences grid pains in a world of crossed wires.
Bonus Joules gets back to the future
Bonus Joules is caught in an implosive blast of positive energy.
Into the Dark Ages
Bonus Joules is condemned to the Dark Ages by the Dark Stuff.
from creator - sorry folks, it looks like Bonus Joules has disappeared, missing
in action. Maybe in a year or three when and if funds become available the
search for the Knowledge Economy can continue.
And may the sun continue to bring blessings to you.
as the the Irish blessing goes:
a fair wind always fill your sails.
as another Gaelic blessing goes:
May the road rise up to meet
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May you always have a friend to extend a hand.
as Native American
Great Spirit, whose breath gives life to the world, and whose voice is heard in
the soft breeze:
We need your strength and wisdom.
Cause us to walk in beauty.
Give us eyes ever to behold the red and purple sunset.
Make us wise so that we may understand what you have taught us.
Help us learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
Make us always ready to come to you with clean hands and steady eyes, so when
life fades, like the fading sunset, our spirits may come to you without
as the Aoteaora-New Zealand blessing goes:
Kia kaha - go strong
Kia ora -go well.