Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Babies - the Movie

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day - It's Been 40 Years!

It's been a tough go but I think the nation has finally grasped the concepts put forth in 1970 and taken them to heart. Reduce, reuse, recycle - and while you're at it, buy organic/fair trade/sustainably produced foods and goods.

When you shop, BYOB - bring your own bags. If you don't have enough and don't want to buy canvas bags then stitch, crochet or knit up a few extras and keep them in your trunk or back seat.

I'm saving big birdseed bags to cut apart to make sturdy tote bags. If you enjoy working with fibers, knit or crochet a reusable shopping bag - this one's easy to knit from cotton yarn.Or get out the sewing machine and turn old clothes or sheets into new shopping totes.

For you diehard recyclers there's another tried and true nifty way to use up those plastic grocery bags the stores keep handing out.  Cut up your old plastic shopping sacks to make plastic strips (sometimes called "plarn") then knit yourself a reusable shopping bag from those nasty plastic bags.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Zazzle Award for My T-Shirt Design

 I just got word from Zazzle that one of my designs, First Time DAD T Shirt, won a Zazzle Artist Award for creativity. It's being featured in the New Dad Gifts collection for the next 2 weeks at Zazzle

Monday, April 19, 2010

Censored by Facebook - And then, Not Censored

 Minutes after I first posted this, the link on Facebook returned. I still think my comments here are valid, and worth keeping. But rest assured, Facebook's editorial team found at least one member with a brain who could actually read and must have followed the link to review the content.

If you use Facebook, have you ever had one of your posts removed? It happened to me today - and I don't understand the reason. I posted a link to a video on CNN.com, an interview with young adults who survived the Oklahoma City bombings 15 years ago today.

According to recent news reports, that horrific event has been nearly obliterated from the history books used by our schools; ask high school or eaven some college students about it and they'll  give you a blank stare. They know about the WTC attack, but they don't know about the attack by US citizens that killed so many innocent people.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist - I just think it's strange that a bombing on home soil is fading from memory and Facebook found my reference offensive ( or one of those who reads my page objected to it ) and took down the post. This is clearly censorship. The post was an interview video on a respected television news station.

Do we have anarchists working at Facebook? Or did someone think I was in support of that act of cowardice and mayhem? Perhaps the complainer sympathizes with the terrorists, or the editor who blanked out the link didn't follow through to see it was not at all in support, but is a solid piece of journalism that explores the aftermath on the kids who survived the blast that destroyed their day care center in the federal building. They, like most of the kids in high school today, were babies and toddlers when the bombing attack occurred.