Saturday, May 26, 2012
Just so I'm clear, World Turtle Day actually happened on May 23. However, on Sunday, May 27, Athens Archelon Rescue Center will celebrate the day.
When I was an EPA attorney, I worked with someone who went to Costa Rica to do volunteer work with these little critters.
Aren't they awesome?
And I'm even a Terp.
PS: Sorry about the lame nature of this post (ha ha ha), but I've had my hand(s) full trying to keep my business sustainable.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
That's why I highly approve of this blogger's post about wool. Steve Parsons, you're singing a tune right out my choirbook, so to speak. :) #iamfoolish
Now ... if only authors took these words to heart. Because I fear that Amazon is making commodities of their work. And all they see is the money.
Just know that some of us care about publishing quality books, no matter how long it takes or how gimpy we are. Ha ha ha ... #iamfoolish
And I know that the path to success usually looks more like the diagram on the right than the one on the left. :)
PS: Please note that the self-published author Hugh Howey's book WOOL will be made into a movie! :) Awesome!
PPS: I just have to ask ... any relation? :)
PPPS: Now, you know I couldn't leave out this priceless Wallace & Gromit video, right? ;)
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Hi there! :) As you may know, I'm a fiction author with five blogs. I post book reviews and other book-related stuff on The Book Grrl. Today's post on that blog was this review of a really awesome eco-thriller. One that I could appreciate not only as a person who cares about sustainability, but as a lawyer. Just read the review and you'll know what of I speak. :)
Plus, if you have an ereader, you can buy the book from Amazon for your Kindle or B&N for your Nook.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
So ... I was scanning headlines for possible topics for this blog, and I came upon this post about clothing donations. And the general idea seemed to be that no one knows where these donated clothes end up, so don't buy junk. Buy well-made, classic clothes and keep them for a long time (for as long as they fit, I guess
But this didn't answer my immediate question, which was what do I do with all the fucking clothes cluttering up my closet that I really don't need anymore? Clothes handed down. Clothes I didn't even buy. Clothes I bought, but no longer need. Jaysus wept. Someone can use these clothes, right? I shouldn't just throw them out. That would be plain stupid.
Then, I saw this article about Ford using recycled material to make cars. Now, check this part out:
The 2013 Ford Fusion is said to contain the equivalent of a little more than two pairs of blue jean denim used for sound dampening material, the new Escape features door bolsters made from kenaf (a tropical plant in the cotton family) which saves 300,000 pounds (136 metric tons) of oil-based resin annually, and wood fiber is being used in the doors of Ford's new Focus Electric. Plastic bottles are finding their way into seat fabric and carpeting, and cotton from t-shirts, sweaters and denim is being re-used in the manufacture of dashboards.
So ... does this mean I should start making my clothing donations to my local Ford dealership? LOL
PS: Crowdsourcing is awesome.