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 atlanta food forest (life / health / food)

Such a great idea! Atlanta's City Council just voted in favor of transforming over 7 acres of vacant property into the state of Georgia's first food forest. The measure, which paves the way for the largest food forest in the country according to Councilwoman Ca ... read more
baby born in passenger seat on side of texas highway
Firefighters in Texas said a couple were on the way to the hospital when they had to pull over on the side of the highway and deliver their baby. ... read more

 farm of the future? (life / health / food)

Cool! But I also like one of the commenters' idea about forest gardens. Via forest gardens ... read more

 bumper stickers again (culture / humor / )

Just thought I'd mention my bumper stickers again. Might be good stocking stuffers! :) ... read more

 doug sells power tools! (life / money / shopping) Used New Hilti Tools and Accessories Hilti professional demolition / concrete tools SHIPPING WORLDWIDE ... read more

 time for trees (life / health / environment)

Time for Trees. Another worthy cause. ... read more

 how to move a book store (culture / writing / books)

New book out!Cool! Human-chain-helps-British-book-store-move-down-the-street All of My Novels ... read more
dad's panicked text messages over losing his daughter's hamster might be the sweetest thing
Although Steph Veerman was concerned for her missing hamster, she couldn't help but be amused--and endeared--by her father's panicked reaction.The post Dad's Panicked Text Messages Over Losing His Daughter's Hamster Might Be the Sweetest Thing Ever appeared first ... read more

 food safety hypocrites (life / health / food)

These people all need to go: ... read more

 comments welcome (family / adoption / holmes)

I set this blog so that you can now add your comments anonymously without logging in. So, comment away! I was afraid that the requirement for a login was keeping people from participating. Now you can go crazy because you're anonymous. Just watch your language! El ... read more

 animals rescued from wildfires (life / animals / )

UC Davis has been caring for dozens of animals that were displaced or injured in the California wildfires over the past two weeks. via ... read more

 good food, bad packaging (life / health / food)

Feedback I sent to Luvo: I love your frozen meals, but hate your packaging. Your microwave cooking instructions basically say look elsewhere on package.Why not put the instructions right there where it says instructions? Opening the package afterward is p ... read more
scientists are using speakers to revive damaged coral reefs by luring fish back with healthy reef so
By projecting the sounds of a healthy coral ecosystem, scientists found that more and more fish returned to help revive the reef. ... read more
in world first, scientists reprogram bacteria to exist solely by consuming co2 from the air
After years of careful work, scientists have managed to breed bacteria that exclusively consumes carbon dioxide from its environment. ... read more

 her own language (education / language / )

I love how my daughter, Elizabeth, 9, makes up words. Tonight I was complimenting her on what a good fruit smoothie she'd just made. I said she should always try to remember how much of each ingredient she used so she can make it again. So, she was going through ... read more

 yet another grammar rant (culture / writing / blog)

In addition to honoring our veteran's, how about if we honor our teachers who taught us punctuation, spelling, and the difference between possessive and plural? :) ... read more

 father's day (culture / writing / blog)

I'm just writing this post to get something new on the blog other than that free ad for Windows 7. :) We drove up to be with my wife's side of the family today for Father's Day. An extra special treat upon returning home was to discover that our 8-year-old, Eli ... read more

 europe '96 video (life / travel / )

You can watch it here: I was in Bratislava, Slovakia for Doug and Jana's wedding, but this doesn't include the wedding itself. That was filmed by a professional. This video is so badly-done it's almost funny. There's also some footage on here ... read more

 ford's hemp-powered, hemp-made car (life / health / environment)

I just thought this was interesting: And here's another article on the same subject: 10 X Stronger Than Steel In The 1940s And another: henry-ford-made-a-hemp-car-in-1941 What if cars didn't have to be the way they are today? If ... read more
coldplay to put off touring new album until they can make their shows more sustainable
With their new album set to release on Friday, the UK band says they hope to put off touring until they can make their concerts more eco-friendly. ... read more