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The Convenient Environmentalist

The Convenient Environmentalist

I love the earth, use cloth diapers, and try to reuse or recycle as much as possible.  There comes a point though where I think to myself, “I want the whole urban hippie movement to be easy because I am not getting a damn hernia over this!”  Enter Pinterest.  It’s the urban hippie’s wet dream (using recycled rain water, duh) to find easy and earth friendly DIY projects.  Check out these great ways to be fashionable, organize your home, grow […]

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Through Her Eyes I See

Through Her Eyes I See

A telltale quality of a good friend will agree to tell people at a happy hour that you met on the Jerry Springer show.  It’s not just the fun you’ll have for the evening, but the conspiritorial winks you’ll share ten years later.  A good friend will run through mud puddles in high heels and jump to bands at the Cork and Bottle, swim in the Potomac on the fourth of July with fireworks going off at the Smithsonian Mall and drive across country to take an epic […]

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Training for the Flea Circus

Training for the Flea Circus

Postcard of the Tivoli Flea Circus contributed by Dan Goodsell Fleas have the capability to jump astronomically high in comparison to their body size.  They can jump 13 inches horizontally, which is 200 times their body length!  In order to train a flea circus, you place fleas in a jar and put a lid on the top.  The reason for this is to teach the fleas that they cannot ever jump beyond the length of the glass jar.  After a few months, […]

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Beyond the Pretty Eggs

Happy Easter!  The spring holiday is marked with squealing children high on pastel sugar while they search for hidden eggs and the treasure it may contain.  When it gets annoying I turn off my hearing aids and bask in some peace and quiet.  What? Did I see that right, did she say hearing aids?Yes, I did.  At the tender age of 18 months old I contracted meningitis and as a result of the medication (massive antibiotics) I lost more than half of […]

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