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Album: Recycling Art
Children and adults alike create beautiful things from what would be considered garbage. This album is a place to share your recycling art.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2008 11:02am
Sep 23, 2008

Children and adults alike create beautiful things from what would be considered garbage. This album is a place to share your recycling art.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2008 10:48am
May 20, 2008
Some one actually said this to me while we were in the middle of the
first real blizzard of the season. This blizzard was not in November as it usually has been, but in February (2006) when the sun is actually closer to the Northern Hemisphere.

Well, imagine my shock to hear such words from a well-educated individual. Is this the way people think? Do they actually believe that the term 'global warming' must invariably mean that the whether everywhere is going to be warmer? If this is so, then we environmentalists are not doing enough to get the information and resolutions out to people.

I of course replied to this individual, "'global warming' does not mean that the whether is becoming warmer all of the time. The whether is off balance."

This person nodded in consent.

"The polar caps are still melting. Kilimanjaro has less snow than ever recorded.  Lakes and channels are drying up everywhere.  Just because we are experiencing a blizzard in February does not change the fact that the whether in many places, including here, is whacked," I stated and went back to work.  He hasn't talked about it since.

It seems that people are so caught up in their own drama to see the real threat.  If it isn't in their backyard they don't care.  Well, I've got news for them.  It is in our back, front and side yard everywhere.  The photo is of a tree in our front yard and was taken after the blizzard of October 2004.

At our local Earth Day event the crowd seemed limited to those who are passionate about the health of our planet.  There seemed to be very little interest by the outside community.  People were just driving their cars and going about their business, as usual.

How can we defend life against apathy?
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My little Valentine, Lily, loves taking pictures. She said \\\"Mom, let\\\'s do a Valentines photo shoot, so I can send the pics as cards to our friends\\\" lol.  I can\\\'t believe she\\\'s 5 yrs old! Looking back at my 1st album of her: \\\"Lilyanna Jane, ...
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\\nCoretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the ...
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\\nTalking with your kids about drugs is something that you probably dread yet you know it has to be done. What better drug to start with than marijuana – a popular drug that’s under intense debate right now in the United States...
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\\nauthor: Ralph Nader\\r\\n\\r\\nAn epidemic of sky-rocketing medical costs has afflicted our country and grown to obscene proportions. Medical bills are bloated with waste, redundancy, profiteering, fraud and outrageous over-billing. Much is wrong with t...
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\\nI knew we needed a nanny when we moved to the suburbs. Daycare for two kids was suddenly exorbitant. A nanny not only made sense financially, but logistically. No drop-offs with special bags and pre-made bottles. No rushing out of meetings to make t...
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\\nWe’re homeschoolers and we’re proud of it. We think it offers the best of both worlds to our kids, as they learn at their own rate, they get a lot of individual attention, and homeschooling (unschooling, in our case) allows them to learn...
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\\nThe life of a stay at home dad is not always easy, as you sometimes struggle to cope with the idea that you are no longer working. In addition, not having an income source of your own can take away some of your freedom, since you must ask your partn...
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\\nDid you spend time with family and friends this holiday season? Many of us do. If you’re like me, it may be the only time in the whole year when all of you spend time together. You probably hoped and planned, perhaps traveled, and ...
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\\nAs a person and as a parent, I never thought of myself as one of a kind, but I also never thought that there were a whole lot of people out there like me. In my early 20s, for example, I took up knitting. I adore old movies and appreciate the style ...