A Very 'Fall' Weekend in Connecticut

We just got back from a weekend in Connecticut with some of Mark’s friends, and it’s finally official: it’s fall. Between the rapidly decreasing temperatures, the changing leaves, the apple picking and the abundance of pumpkins this weekend, there can really be no doubt....more

What is Important Right. Now.

I have been conflicted about writing about what happened in Connecticut on Friday.  So many have been so quick on the trigger to put out their opinions and I didn't want to be that one who threw out some fodder before really taking the time to think and process exactly what has happened.  At first I thought to myself that I just had to put something out there.  I needed somewhere for my anger to go.  I needed an outlet.  Then I made the mistake of getting on my social media sites and found my anger going somewhere I didn't really want it to go....more

Life is Delicate

This week’s Photo Challenge from Michelle Weber at WordPress is to share a picture that means delicate to me. ...more

On Luck and a Lack of Traffic Lights

Either their is forcefield of infinite electricity surrounding my house, or I'm lucky.I think I'm lucky....more

The Connecticut Hot Dog Tour

I won’t be eating another hot dog anytime soon....more

UCONN Women's Basketball Break Win Record

The University of Connecticut Women's Basketball team has not lost a game since April 6. April 6, 2008 that is. ...more

The first time I watched SportsCenter this morning more time was spent on discussing Mike Vick ...more

Red Barn Pumpkin Muffins. Irresistible.

Seafood Mama Part I: Shucking the Oyster

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Crude Oil Dependence and Consequences

The Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice held their sixth annual conference at the UConn School of Business on Saturday, October 16th. There were two keynote speakers -- Wilma Subra and Lisa Garcia -- and eight panels within two workshop sessions: Climate Change and Global Injustice; Oil: Hazardous to Your Health at Every Stage; History of Energy and Oil; Back to the Future of Transportation; Oil and Water Just Don't Mix; Taking a Peek at Peak Oil; Petroleum and Food Production; and Ending Dependency: Exploring Options. Due to time constraints, I was only able to stay for invocation, one keynote speaker and one workshop session. [caWilma Subra of the Subra Company dedicated her speech to discussing the recent BP disaster which began on April 20, 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Subra shared with the audience a timeline of events during the oil spill, including a number that received no mainstream news coverage to speak of in this part of the country. She described the groups most affected by this disaster as Vietnamese, Laotian, Native American, and African-American populations who were living and working along the coast, many of whom are experiencing headaches, nausea, respiratory problems, and other symptoms due to their exposure to oil in aerosol form. Subra said that people living as far as one hundred miles inland are still being affected. What began in April was not just an oil spill, but a natural gas leak and consequent dispersant contamination....more
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