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reviewed Caldrea Dish Liquid Soap. March 13, 2010
CALDREA Dish Liquid Soap
   Now I am just your usual single dude who uses his cleaners in a very simple and routine way. I barely have huge parties at home and when I do, we use paper plates. But anyway, I was out of …
reviewed Walking. March 28, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Walking
For as long as I can remember I have loved to walk.  Even when I was a young man I never cared much for running or jogging.  For one thing, I always found running to be very hard on my …
reviewed Gardening. December 11, 2008
Gardening
My favorite thing about gardening is the growth process. That and the layouts, colors and shapes that my garden ends up taking. Although I have always loved gardening and flowers, gardening took on a …
reviewed Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. March 02, 2010
posted in Vegan Living
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
I love this cookbook.  Seriously, it holds a special place in my heart, right next to my Cuisinart food processor and boxed wine.  I had absolutely no flipping idea how to cook (anything, animal …
reviewed Vita Coco Natural Coconut Water. November 05, 2009
Vita Coco Natural Coconut Water
         Everyone tells me that electrolytes are good for you, but this statement usually comes in the same sentence as the word "Gatorade". If you haven't read …
reviewed Laptop Lunches. February 15, 2010
Laptop Lunches
I have been using Laptop Lunches to pack my kids' lunches for over a year now, and I still love them.      When I first had to start packing lunches for school, I fumbled around with …
reviewed BP Gulf Oil Spill. May 29, 2010
Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Explosion
This article pertains to the response following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  The majority of the blame for the spill itself rests with BP and possibly other contractors involved with the …
reviewed Gaiam. January 12, 2010
When you are starting a yoga practice, many things seem complicated and foreign. Everyone around you seems to know what there are doing, while the teacher is speaking to you in another language and bending …
reviewed King Corn. January 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
King Corn
King Corn is one of those rare documentaries that is both informative and engaging to watch.  I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and felt that I gained a better understanding of the issues in US agriculture …
reviewed Home (movie). January 26, 2010
Home
      Going around the World in almost 2 hour and seeing what no one has ever seen before. Up in the air mostly and through Yann Arthus-Bertrand's eyes. It is riveting and …
reviewed Planet Earth. March 15, 2010
Planet Earth
Beautifully filmed. Not only is the entire series highly educational, it features some of the rarest species and locations which all of us may never venture in our lives. The Caves series is awesome and …
reviewed Solar Impulse. July 19, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Solar Impulse
There are times in life when one is presented a most universal opportunity to make an impact on history. Those times don't come often & at times economically impossible. Strangely enough, unless …
Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe (Madagascar)
I've always been traveling around the world with a thought (or a theme, you might call it) in mind. Look out for things one'd never find in another country. It is the unique factor that make a …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. December 10, 2010
Journey into Amazing Caves
When it comes to caves, I've an amazing appetite for it, just like my passion for Volcanoes and Glaciers. It is that part of the world where I'd hardly venture to, especially the ones featured …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. March 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Journey into Amazing Caves
The film follows two cavers (ladies, might I add) who went around caving in Southwest and then Greenland into the ice-caves, some 500 ft below. Lead by a French specialist (Luke), the trio descended into …
reviewed Trader Joe's. March 23, 2011
Trader Joe's
Let me just start by apologizing to all devout-Trader Joe's shoppers. I know, I've been there.      In fact, I started shopping there more than 20 years. Very friendly employees, …
reviewed Earth Day. April 21, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Earth Day
Why is it a mere +2 rating? Well, no, it's not because I don't appreciate the Earth or going green, but rather, the idea that we have to have an Earth Day to remind us that Earth exists! It's …
reviewed Walking. May 25, 2011
Walking
Walking is that simple, basic, everyday human function in which you place one foot in front of the other in order to propel yourself forward. It's something that absolutely everyone who has ever lived …
reviewed Community Gardens. June 13, 2011
Community Gardens
Last year, I was given an honor assignment of documenting the development and growth of a small community garden at Wicker Park Grace, a small Christian spiritual community in Chicago. I was happy to …
reviewed Public Libraries. June 23, 2011
Public Libraries
I love public libraries and would keep them around if I were in charge.     That may sound like a common statement, but in my case it's quite a generous compliment. I'm one of those …
reviewed Photography. January 22, 2012
Photography
Photography is the mastery of a science with an eye for artistic impression. It is not necessary a science nor is it an art. Instead, it is a process, one which involves story telling.      …
reviewed Doula. July 16, 2009
posted in Joy In Birthing
Illustrated representaiton of the Doula concept
I've been procrastinating this review for quite some time now, mainly because I'm not sure if I can do this rich topic full justice.  It's a truly multifaceted subject matter, with endless potential …
reviewed Baby Delight Supreme Snuggle Nest. August 19, 2009
Snuggle Nest
I probably should just write a review re: co-sleeping and that would get to most of the reasons I liked this product. Meantime, I'll just say that this gadget is quite useful for the first couple …
reviewed Wild China. March 21, 2010
Wild China
A wildlife documentary produced by BBC in cooperation with China’s State TV Station CCTV which showcases some of China’s less well-known treasures… wildlife. From the roof top of Tibet …
reviewed BP Gulf Oil Spill. June 13, 2010
posted in Earth Watch
Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Explosion
What is turning out to be a commercial venture becomes a potential catastrophe if not the beginning of an end for the world at large! I'm no petroleum engineer nor am I into anything technical at …
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