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Excellent piece . . . LOVED 'Into the Wild' . . .
1 year, 2 months ago on
The Chris McCandless Obsession Problem | Alaska | OutsideOnline.com
. . . for him to allow you to capture his sorrow, his vulnerability, to actually request that you do . . . says a lot about who this man is . . .
The last two head shots, the one in color and the last in B&W, are my favorites. I actually never thought he was 'all that' as a younger man but I have to say that age has treated him very well.
I'm sorry for the loss of his father.
1 year, 2 months ago on A Rare Connection: My Photo Shoot with John Schneider
Great that you addressed this topic Beth. The one area where I falter big time is contact stuff. I buy the largest containers I can and even took to using peroxide (because I can use it for other things such as cleaning) but my husband is concerned I'll blind myself and bought a case of ridiculously expensive contact solution. I wear my contacts longer than advised (and have not had a problem in the 10+ years I've been doing this). I wear glasses too to cut down on contact wear.
Did you hear that they passed the plastic bag ban in Sonoma County Tuesday?!! We are SO ELATED it finally passed! Next on the agenda, foam . . .
1 year, 2 months ago on Reducing Plastic by Staying Healthy
Seems that the Hydro Flasks are a knockoff of the original Klean Kanteen (first created in 2002) made in Chico, CA. We have a dozen Klean Kanteen's and LOVE them! My husband is an arborist and it you want a true test of durability hook one up to a guy who climbs trees for a living! He's dropped his Klean Kanteens from 70' feet without major damage. He's bashed a few in but to pop them out he fills them with water and sticks them in the freezer until they expand enough to pop out the steel. I use an insulated wide mouth mug for my tea all day long and it keeps it piping hot.
I love Klean Kanteen as a product and a company and have no desire to switch. But isn't it a great world we live in to have choice and to choose to support a company who makes these quality products right where we live (or close to)!
1 year, 3 months ago on
What's the Burliest Water Bottle You Can Buy? | Gear Guy | OutsideOnline.com
I was riveted! However . . . the piece could have held it's own w/o the Nazi reference . . .
1 year, 4 months ago on
The Cold Hard Facts of Freezing to Death - Page 1 | Outdoor Adventure | OutsideOnline.com
Oh darinc . . . that is such a 'guy' response . . . ; ) and better yet, I bought him the shipping container : )
1 year, 4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/nature/The-Indoor-Guy.html?page=all&c=n
Great piece! I've drawn the line with my outdoor guy . . . he has a shipping container and shed and he's a happy man ; )
@gchris947 @GildaHarger Doubtful that GildHarger meant "like nature is a person" . . . that said, I do think all creatures and natural surroundings "nature" should be treated with respect. Sometimes it helps to expand our thinking to encompass the simple meaning . . .
1 year, 5 months ago on
Utah Men Destroy Ancient Rock | News from the Field | OutsideOnline.com
This is where our society is headed . . . a sad representation of American values . . . what would be appropriate is for this "toppler" and all who participated, to work in the park for free for an allotted amount of hours. Even the supposedly "disabled" guy could contribute . . .
The reason I read your blog and listen to what you have to say is because of your integrity Beth. It's impossible to live on this Earth without impact and that you're doing the best you can while living in suburbia is amazing. You've made me think and reconsider so many aspects of the way I live and impact the Earth.
I do have a cell phone but it's not an android, it's a $65 Pantech that I bought ONLY because I lost my flip phone while picking up trash at the beach! How's that for ironic . . . I pay as I go, no contract. I use it for emergencies because I live 30 miles from town and although I own a reliable 19 year-old Volvo wagon, I have had snaffoos . . . Since you've laid your cards on the table, I have to admit I have a 27" iMac (that I love). I bought it because of my photography. My son has your same phone so I'm familiar with it's size. I have trouble 'typing' on a tiny phone and am impressed that you've been using it for your blog posts! As I look to downsize life even more, I may choose to downsize my computer but only when it gives up the ghost. I had my prior PC and laptop for 9 years when they both quit and I upgraded. Same with my cars. My Volvo has 250,00 miles and I keep it well maintained and drive it as little as possible.
I always look for places where I can improve my awareness and SO appreciate your information. Thank you Beth!
1 year, 5 months ago on It's #BlogActionDay and My Smartphone May Be Violating Your #HumanRights
@White Conch @veganmama You're most welcome White Conch! I see plastic net bags for everything from avocados to citrus and garlic ~ it drives me crazy! I'm not 100% plastic-free, but I'm headed more and more in that direction every week. I rarely shop at grocery stores, maybe once a month. I've made my own cat food and almond milk for a decade. I used to mindlessly buy things like avocados in net bags and then I saw Chris Jordan's dead albatross image on Beth's first blog, 'Fake Plastic Fish' . . . it changed my life forever . . .
1 year, 6 months ago on Another Trader Joe's Rant. This Time It's Ice Cream.
Have you ranted about the organic avocados in the plastic netting at Trader Joe's yet? Just wondering because it's been on my rant list for a while . . . . sorry to hear about the head cold . . . best stay away from dairy anyway : /
Putting a hot beverage in a glass jar isn't going to feel good on the hands nor is it going to keep it hot for long . . . I'll stick with my insulated Kleen Kanteen that is AMAZING! My arborist husband has dropped in non-insulated Kleen Kanteen from as high as 75 feet and although it's plenty dented, it's still in use after several years!
1 year, 6 months ago on I wish I'd known about EcoJarz when I wrote my book
Nice list Beth, thank you!!
So nice to see an inquiry from Hari about plastic-free shipping!!
1 year, 9 months 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 year, 9 months 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 year, 9 months 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 year, 9 months 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 ; )
1 year, 9 months 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 . . .
@BethTerry We are truly blessed to be in a relationship with imperfect, supportive, loving people ; )
2 years, 4 months 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!
2 years, 6 months ago on Night at the Aquarium on a Plastic-Free Camping Cot