Friday, June 22, 2007

What A "Hoot"

I often listen to audio books, especially while driving or doing household chores. My brother loves the books by the author Carl Hiaasen. I had never read anything he had written until a week ago. When I saw "Hoot" on the shelf at the library I decided to give it a try. Not only is it a great summer read, but is all about how some kids get involved to try to stop the destruction of an owl habitat. (I guess they also made it into a film, although I haven't seen it just yet.)

I hope everyone age 14 and older will read this book and take to heart the idea that even a single individual can make a difference in helping to save our planet and the creatures that live here.

Please let me know what you think.


Wednesday, June 6, 2007


I recently visited my older daughter and her husband; they live on Long Island, NY. On two different days we went into the city and did some touristy things. On the second of these days, it was just my daughter and me as my SIL had to work. We went to the Museum of Arts and Design to view the Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting exhibit which opened in January.
I highly recommend this, even if you have no major interest in lace or knitting - it's not really about either in the usual sense. To give you an idea, one type of "lace" was made by creating holes in attactive patterns in parts of an old car. Check out their web site - .
If you go, please feel free to come back here and comment on your impressions.
Peace to all,

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Less Waste

Here's a simple thing you can do to help save the earth. Instead of using inexpensive, but short-lived, shower curtain liners made from vinyl or plastic, why not buy a fabric one which can be washed in a washing machine and reused for years. Most of these washable ones are made of polyester. While not a natural fiber (see I still prefer this to the throw away variety. Because the fibers are so close together, the water is still kept in the shower, not on the floor.

What's your take on this?


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