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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

One of the things I dislike the most about the green movement is the fact that so many people discount it. Case in point: This week a new study came out from The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Pew surveyed more than 1,500 Americans via telephone, asking them about their biggest [...]

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My big girl is growing like a weed. Seriously. She started the school year wearing a size 5. We went to a 6 slim a little while ago. Now those same 6s are starting to look a little floody. So yesterday after school we stopped into the local Once Upon a Child, a consignment shop, [...]

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Yesterday I wrote about my first foray into the biofuels market. Seems to be working out pretty well. The five percent mix that is sitting in my oil tank is keeping the house warm. Plus, I am looking forward to the nice rebate check New York State will be sending my way at the end [...]

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It’s Heating Up: Biofuel

My home uses oil heat. I’ve got a 550 gallon tank that’s sitting in the ground. It’s the same age as my house, so it’s old and partially filled with sludge, turning a 550 gallon tank into a 475 gallon tank. (And yes, I know we need to do something about that.) Even with the [...]

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Last August my husband started having medical issues. Intestinal issues. Sort of. He’s had three operations so far. The last one didn’t work, so he will be having his fourth operation soon. It’s been hard on all of us, although, to quote his doctor, “This is something that’s more a pain in the ass than [...]

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My baby turned 19-months-old yesterday. About a week ago she’s started asking why whenever we told her something. “Little Girl, time to put your pajamas on.” “WHY?” “Because it’s late, and you need to go to sleep.” “WHY?” It is seriously so cute I can’t help but smile, even as she is driving me nuts [...]

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Yesterday Little Girl and I took a mommy-and-me art class. When we got there, we played Play-Doh. Okay, easy enough. Not a huge environmental impact. But then came the projects. The first one was drawing with creamy crayons on a piece of paper. I couldn’t find the ingredients online, but I can tell you that [...]

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After spending yesterday thinking — really thinking — about all my actions, I came to a conclusion: I get why most people would rather skip the whole green thing entirely. It’s so much easier to do things quickly and move about your day. Case in point: One of my One Small Thing moves is recycling [...]

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Last week the Food and Drug Administration did a 180 on its stance on bisphenol A (BPA), saying it had “concerns” about its use when it comes to fetuses, babies, and children. And maybe parents should avoid exposing their kids after all. The government even pledged $30 million toward research. They need to get to [...]

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Like Me But Not Me

I am a damaged person. Strong, willful, smart, successful, caring, understanding — all of the above. But also damaged. My father died on a Wednesday. I was sitting under the bed when a business associate confirmed he was dead. The adults in my life decided to keep that fact from me for a few days. [...]

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