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I know a few people, who actually enjoy shopping in crowded stores and fighting over the last sale item in their size. That's never been my style. Even before disabilities made it difficult to navigate store aisles and dressing rooms, I found shopping excursions frustrating. When the internet brought us the freedom of online shopping, I was ready to jump on board. I don't need to worry about store hours. I simply shop from the comfort of home at a time that's convenient for me. Not all online stores are created equal, however. Read more »
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I learned to love container gardening, when my job relocated me from a country home with acres of gardening space to a condo with a small balcony. The first time I priced containers, I almost gave up on the project. Then I remembered that some wonderful containers didn't cost anything. My favorite was an old cast iron kettle that my father placed by his front steps and filled with a variety of flowers each summer..
I found a number of interesting containers at a thrift store and even cut down an economy size laundry detergent bottle to create a free and colorful container. I told my father about my balcony garden and the next time he came to visit, he brought me a surprising gift.
After my freshman year in college, I took a job as a waitress in the dining room of a local hotel. Prior to that time, my only restaurant and hotel experience had been as a customer. I had never thought about the people, supplies and planning needed to make a hotel or restaurant successful. Although I was smart enough not to voice my opinion, I considered myself superior to many of the permanent employees. For me, it was a temporary job; they were permanently stuck in these no-brainer positions.
The manager of the dining area must have heard my unspoken words. She never discussed my attitude, but that summer I got an education I hadn’t planned on. Read more »
I caught up on tech news as I sipped my morning coffee. It’s been seven years since I left the IT workforce and this is one of the ways that I try to keep current. It’s not always an effective technique. The speed of change in technology frequently leaves my head spinning and I’ve considered having a scarlet “D” (that’s for dinosaur) placed on my forehead.
This morning, however, I had no trouble understanding and celebrating the news that Apple had prevailed over Google in an iPhone-related dispute. Read more »
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Cypress trees made the news last year, when The Senator, a 3500 year old cypress tree, burnt to the ground. My brother, an avid Floridian gardener, caught the news coverage and decided to learn a bit more about these trees. He read that over 20 million cubic feet of cypress are cut from Florida’s wetlands each year, while only 17 million cubic feet are replaced. The math is easy and an annual deficit of 3 million cubic feet presents a real danger to Florida’s wetlands. I was delighted to hear that he had made the switch from cypress to eucalyptus mulch.