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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

Seems like I am always late to post on Friday. End of the week catch-up, I guess. No theme today. Just some sites, services and stuff I’ve found in the past week. BookSwim. Last week I bought The Red Tent. It was our book club selection. I wanted to take it out of the library [...]

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Vaccine War? Not Really

Full disclosure: I did not see PBS’s The Vaccine War. I was asleep by the time it came on, a rarity for me. But I did read many of the blog posts about its production and editing. The producers went out and interviewed two doctors — M.D.s — who aren’t necessarily for or against vaccines. [...]

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“On nights you go to the gym: What do you eat for dinner? Do you eat with Daddy or not eat at all?” We were sitting at the table eating dinner yesterday. It was a nice dinner. I baked sweet potatoes. We had broccoli and rolls, too. Everyone got to pick their protein from leftovers: [...]

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Last Wednesday night my daughter’s school held a gala. I bid for and won several gift certificates in the silent auction. I went to the school yesterday to settle up and bring home my gifts. (Free pizzas, a baby class certificate, a free adult dance class.) I got there during lunch, so the woman who [...]

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I had the unique pleasure of spending Earth Day in New york City where, it seemed, that plenty of people were celebrating the “holiday.” One of the things I noticed: The way so many of the companies marking the occasion were giving out stuff that wasn’t good for the environment. Sure, some people had their [...]

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I spent Friday in the city at the ASJA Writer’s Conference, which took place at the Roosevelt Hotel. Great conference, I was excited to see all the people I talk to on Facebook and on our online forum. Once I left the hotel, though, and made my way down 45th Street I was really excited. [...]

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It’s Earth Day! A day to look for ways we can reduce our environmental footprint. It’s the culmination of what’s been a big year. World leaders met in Copenhagen to discuss climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency finally came out on Bisphenol A (BPA), the president said he was going to allow offshore drilling. Smaller [...]

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I just emailed my local CSA — an organic farm called Golden Earthworm. I’ve been a member off and on for about five years. (The year before last I didn’t sign up in time and got shut out.) I wanted to make sure I’d be on the list again. Belonging to a CSA is sort [...]

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You could probably make a post like this short and sweet. Pros: Long showers feel great. They are relaxing. A respite from the world with steam and good-smelling soap. Cons: They are terrible for the environment. Your waste water has to be processed, which taxes local resources. How much is being processed? The U.S. Geological [...]

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Remember my promise to spend and consume less this month? This weekend I was weighing that promise and my commitment to reduce against a desire for my kid to look like everyone else. Big Girl is on a soccer team. Back when she first joined, we ordered her uniform at the local soccer shop. When [...]

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