Category Archives: social issues

Balance and Self-Focus

Having a balanced life is generally considered a good thing (except by people whose lives are way out of balance).  You want a clean house, but not smelling like bleach.  Work and play.  Everyone shares in the conversation.  Determination and … Continue reading

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Five Problems with Social Media

30 years ago I dreamed of having friends around the world, and how I would spend a portion of each day writing letters to them.  Now I have those friends, but instead of paper and fountain pen, I sit at … Continue reading

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No GMOs

Today was an international day to March Against Monsanto. Monsanto ranks right up there with the cigarette companies for pushing their product and denying anything is wrong with it. Except they go one step further, saying what they sell us is … Continue reading

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“City of Pearl,” by Karen Traviss (2004)

     “Good morning,” said Shan Frankland, and held up her warrant card. “We’re from Environmental Hazard Enforcement. Please, step away from the console.” She loved those words. They cast a spell. They laid bare men’s souls, if you knew … Continue reading

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Thinking about GMOs

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are organisms or microorganisms whose genetic material has been altered by means of genetic engineering (Dictionary.com). That means it has been altered by the removal of, addition to, or replacement of its genetic material, with genetic … Continue reading

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Stuff (again)

Six-plus years ago I wrote about “Stuff” and how I have way too much of it.  I thought about having a Yard Sale to get rid of some of it, or maybe selling some of it on Ebay.   I did the Ebay … Continue reading

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Are we past the tipping point?

Today I am catching up on some of the blogs I didn’t read over the past year and a half.  One of them is From a Country Cottage, by Bridget, who is about my age and lives in Ireland.  I … Continue reading

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