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Nice list Beth, thank you!!
So nice to see an inquiry from Hari about plastic-free shipping!!
1 week, 3 days ago on How To Store Produce Without Plastic
@superiorbms It sounds as if you handled things beautifully. Thanks for directing us in how you dealt with this issue.
1 week, 5 days ago on If You’re Going to Rip Me Off, At Least Be Creative About It
Excellent piece! I will never understand how people can say, "I love animals" and work in an environment like Sea World. There has to be some disconnect.
SeaWorld's Fred Jacobs cares about SeaWorld, it's revenue, and his job. The welfare of SeaWorld's performing animals are low priority. Tilikum is "SeaWorld's most prolific breeder" . . . let's not be so naive to think that SeaWorld is going to let him free without a fight. And Jacobs comment, "All the animals at SeaWorld allow people a really rare privilege to come into contact with these extraordinary animals and learn something about them . . ." is marketing.
If you buy a ticket to marine parks you are funding cruelty.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ https://online2.lynn.edu/courses/1/DSL100.A.SUMMER.13/db/_180274_1/The%20Killer%20in%20the%20Pool.webarchive
Awesome story, awesome ending.
My mom was nearly 40 when she got her drivers license. It was in the 60's and she too had been held 'hostage' by a possessive, alcoholic husband (my dad). It took her several more years to leave the marriage. I remember Christmas shopping every year. My mom with three little girls in a taxi. We also took taxi's to doctor and dental appointments until we were in high school. My mom raised us to be independent, don't marry a drinking man, always have your own bank account and car.
1 week, 5 days ago on My Mom Was Like a Teenage Boy
Great post! Something for everyone to consider. I'm fairly turned off by
many interactions on social media. That said, I'm sure I've come across
as 'chummy' to people who have no idea who the f#$k I am and could care less.
I liken my personality to a terrier-mix, I can be VERY enthusiastic and
friendly (which annoys some people) but I won't jump on you or lick
your hand (the "mix" part. I like to support and promote people I enjoy and some people
can take that differently than I intend. My stance is to give more than I
get. Thanks for the 'heads up' to keep myself in check ; )
2 weeks ago on The Bitch Slap: Blinding Audacity
FAIL!No one that doesn't live under a rock can claim that they don't understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. My 17 year-old son has been beaten over the head with this message from the time he was in sixth grade. Every single English teacher checks their students work using online plagiarism checkers. If a student is caught stealing content it's an automatic FAIL. You can even check online to see who's stealing your photos (I've had my photos used w/o permission more than once). This type of theft needs to be called out continually. Only then will we weed out the posers from the real deal. Of course, the posers will weed themselves out fairly quickly . . .
2 weeks ago on If You’re Going to Rip Me Off, At Least Be Creative About It
@BethTerry We are truly blessed to be in a relationship with imperfect, supportive, loving people ; )
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Confession of an Anti-Plastic Activist Caught Red-Handed With a BPA-Lined Can
OK, OK, here it is . . . pasta, real Italian pasta NOT whole wheat, glutton free stuff, smothered in Campbell's tomato soup. Mmmm, mmmm good! And I'm vegan for crying out loud.
I haven't indulged in this junky concoction for a few years but I have used Amy's Cream of Tomato soup which does have cream and probably in a BPA lined can. I haven't done this in a couple years only because I mostly steer clear of grocery stores especially in moments/days of weakness.
Personally I'm not striving for perfection, I don't even know what that might look like. What I do appreciate and strive for is always looking for ways to move forward and do better. If I falter along the way I confess (mostly to my husband) ask for help/support where I need it and move on.
What I enjoy most about you Beth, is your passion, curiosity, honesty, and imperfection. You're human.
How fun! The last photo is intriguing, what is it? Right here in Bodega Bay we have 'Carolyn's Canvas'! Carolyn and her team will whip you up a custom tent any size, shape or color. Or they can repair a or customize a used tent if you find one. They've made custom covers and bags for my husbands tree service business. Their quality is outstanding and their prices, while not cheap, are fair. They can be reached at: (707) 876.3555 (tell her Merle Nelson/Nelson's Tree Service recommended them). My husband also suggests Cabella's for canvas 'guide tents'. Good luck!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Night at the Aquarium on a Plastic-Free Camping Cot