Day Eleven Blog Tour and Snook’s Turn Is Thursday!

24 04 2007

A blog aptly named “We Love John Kerry” hosts Teresa Heinz Kerry today. I can’t wait for our turn here on the 26th.

Details and full schedule here.

I Don’t Know WHAT to Do With This…

24 04 2007

“Microsoft is having an event on energy technology with the far-rightwing fringe Discovery Institute. Wow. I am sure that no-one will have a problem with that and it won’t be a PR disaster for them. What’s next?” Read the rest of this entry »

FavD Has Obama’s Perfect Bumper Sticker!

24 04 2007

Especially for Nance, but you’re all welcome to peek.

Still laughing myself —

Blog Tour Day Ten: Awe and the Environment

23 04 2007

Power of today’s story in the tour’s interview blogging is “Awe and the Environment” with a healthy lesson about “Religion and the Environment” for good measure:

Lorraine at Culture Kitchen
My respect for nature is rooted in awe. It hurts my heart that those who claim that God gave them dominion over the earth do not understand that dominion is a synonym for stewardship: we are the earth’s guardian, not its master. If we do not offer to the earth the reverence it deserves, it will exact a terrible toll upon us. . .

Teresa Heinz Kerry
One problem we have today is the abundance of information and the ease of accessing it, via the Internet.

“This is a problem?” you might ask. But it *is* a problem, because much of the information is, unintentionally or otherwise, incorrect. Students may not have been taught how to determine the validity of the information they find on the web, so they may give equal weight to sources when one is clearly more authoritative than another. . .

Gimme A Head With Hair!

23 04 2007

The Mane of An Adult Lion opened last night at Snook Too as Favorite Daughter blogs again, not about yesterday’s matinee of The Full Monty in all its mundane male immodesty nor Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter breaking out his birthday suit in Equus, but more like the nude scene from “Hair” maybe, revealing more of herself TO herself with each new role she learns to play? Sometimes it’s what you take off, sometimes what you put on that is transformative — and sometimes that’s a distinction without a difference.


My High School Boyfriend and The First Earth Day

22 04 2007

Remember 1970?

I was in high school, younger then than Favorite Daughter is now. I earned honors even in science and math (because getting good grades is what I did, who I was) but my passions lay elsewhere — mostly with my steady boyfriend. I remember the first Earth Day only because of him.

His family were real environmentalists before I had a clue. They bundled stacks of newspapers for recycling. I wanted to BE a newspaper journalist but I’d never cared about the newsprint they were made of, just the stories in them. His folks drove little nondescript cars with stick shifts, that were no fun at all for a Saturday night date! Their shoes were ugly. Their idea of a whoop-it-up family weekend Read the rest of this entry »

Blog Tour Day Eight: The Guy-Eye View

21 04 2007


Richardbell’s blog Post Carbon Institute hosts THK’s blog tour stop today. Her interview isn’t up yet there, but you could pop in early. Plenty of science and the guy’s eye view make this a new find for me:

Roses, rings, and manure: the carbon neutral wedding
What can you do when even a few minutes of poking around brings you to “Cats that look like Hitler”?. . . thus I present Portovert, “The first and only magazine for eco-savvy brides and grooms.”

. . . The home page offers what could pass for the usual fare on any old bride’s magazine: a white-rose bouquet, a bride getting her veil adjusted, a honeymoon vacation give-away. The most intriguing element of the home page was a prominently featured section entitled, “Calculate your wedding emissions.”  Read the rest of this entry »