Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sculpting Kaleidoscopes: Jen Stark–Artist

Whatever you do, don’t take simple objects for granted. For example, take a piece of construction paper.. It’s a craft staple that’s usually considered a “kid thing.” But that medium is hardly for kids only, as paper is currently enjoying … Continue reading

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Living the Swoosh: Barbara Hillary–Adventurer

   Everybody knows the iconic “Just Do It” Nike swoosh logo.  And for adventurer Barbara Hillary, she “just did it,” and became the first African-American woman to stand on top of the world at  the North Pole in April, 2007. … Continue reading

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The Purposeful Plate

In a  vigorous nod to this month also being National Nutrition Month, I came across a posting earlier that really sheds insight on what it means to eat ethically. Found on the  Beginning Farmers website, this was a guest post entitled, … Continue reading

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Four Women: Seeing A Different Vision

As a  reflection of the 100th anniversary of Women’s History Month,  the next postings will touch upon four contemporary women who’ve been an inspiration for me, all from diverse backgrounds and interests, but bound one one commonality—that of  a burning … Continue reading

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Get You GREEN VOTE on!

         With just a little under a week to go, YOU the public, have the  opportunity to select your choices in not only one, but in two annual green  awards recognizing everyday people making a difference. These awards are: Hearts of Green 2011, … Continue reading

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Today is Meatout Day!

Today marks the international observance of Meatout Day for 2011, started by the F.A.R.M. organization [Farm Animal Rights Movement] over 25 years ago to educate consumers about the benefits of plant-based diets and veganism. The Great American Meatout is celebrated … Continue reading

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No Wheels Needed

  Seventeen years ago, I gave up my car by default. Mounting expenses brought me to the decision of either maintaining my apartment, or maintaining a car and facing eviction. Needless to say, the housing option won. Soon after, I … Continue reading

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What’s a Word For……?

It’s that time of the year again—we’re in the middle of the first full week in March known as Words Matter Week. with the actual dates being March 6-12, 2011.   Sponsored annually  by the National Association of Independent Writers and … Continue reading

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Wisdom Thoughts – An Occasional Series

“There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; it’s what we do with them that’s important.”                                                                                                                        — Jim Rohn Technorati Tags: quotes,motivational

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Keep On “Keeping It Real”

Although February  is over, that doesn’t mean reverting to unhealthy snacking habits. Last month, Kitchen Gardens International sponsored a month-long challenge in response to the big food industry’s “National Snack Food Month”.  This “Real Food Month” advocated healthy eating through … Continue reading

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