First and foremost:
Please, please tell the Bush Administration to leave the damn wolves alone already. This request comes directly from my son Maverick the wolf boy. It’s a vicious cycle: wolf numbers get low, they gain protection, numbers increase, protection is lifted, the strongest and best are most hunted. At the same time we encroach on their habitat. We are killing this species.
Learn more about wolves here.
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I had tried to stay away from these anyway, as they aren’t recycled in my area, but Maverick’s Laptop Lunch is definitely #5, and probably all of our sturdy Tupperware as well.
But, sending the kids lunch in glass containers? That feels like looking for trouble…
Hey, remember how badly I wanted to make my own Muppet? Turns out I can design a Muppet online and have it delivered!
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. ( Well, via Design Crush, maybe you can.)
I do believe in judging books by their titles, and I Was Told There’d Be Cake was almost as awesome a read as the title promised. If you came of age in the 90s, get thee to a library.
I like this idea: Why Not Ask Bill Gates to be Secretary of Education?
Equally pleasing: Obama daughters: Role Models for Girls Fashion. Cassidy is four and fashion-conscious, and I would love to see girls’ clothing trend towards tasteful and age-appropriate.
I’ve mentioned before my recent foray into the world of Facebook, so I totally identify with How Facebook Status Updates are Ruining Your Post- Election Social Life (thank you Kristin for sending me the link). Anyone else sympathize?
Another article today about rising SPAM sales. A particularly horrifying quote:
Invented during the Great Depression by Jay Hormel, the son of the company’s founder, Spam is a combination of ham, pork, sugar, salt, water, potato starch and a “hint” of sodium nitrate “to help Spam keep its gorgeous pink color,” according to Hormel’s Web site for the product.
Because it is vacuum-sealed in a can and does not require refrigeration, Spam can last for years. Hormel says “it’s like meat with a pause button.”
People, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Spam is not the answer. Pass it on.
I love lists: 100 Essential Life Lessons from Marelisa @ The Abundance Blog.
And I very much liked Small Notebook’s post on Simplifying and Stewardship.
Finally, today is America Recycles Day, which feels like another of those nonsensical, redundant days like Earth Day, Mother’s Day, and Take a Child Outside Day (shouldn’t we be caring about these things on all days?).
I think too much emphasis is put on recycling as opposed to reduce and reuse, but it’s a good “gateway to green”. So go ahead and take the pledge and let’s get everyone through that gate, shall we?
And you? Read anything good lately?