Crying For Our Children Over Climate Change

As my husband and I read aloud to each other at dinner last Friday the news that a big symbolic global warming milestone had been passed, his eyes filled with tears and I cried outright. It was 25 years ago that he and I, working together at an environment-energy information office in the Congress, first learned about how we humans — doing such basic things as heating our homes and driving our cars — might change our little planet in ways unknown....more
Climate news--especially of this magnitude--is invariably depressing, but it can't freeze us in ...more

Plant Hardiness Zones

Plant Hardiness zones is a tool that was made by the USDA. The map that the USDA has created is one of the most used tools by farmers and gardeners when it comes to picking what plants to use.  The map gives a general guide for how a plant is going to do. Each zone is different by a 10° difference then the next zone. Be careful, although that the information is a good rule of thumb, you area may differ. There are many factors that can play into this....more

Bailout alternatives: better investments

As the bailout/rescue plan/unchecked spending discussions barrel forward, I look at the enormous sums of money being quoted, and wondered what I would do if I had that much pocket change.  Buy world peace?  Well, close. Some bailout alternatives: ...more

A Conservative View of the DNC

Recreate '68. A few protesters descended on Denver this year to relive the radical glory days of the 1968 Democrat convention in Chicago. I didn't live in Chicago then, but in a small town in Wisconsin, and as a young teenager I was a Democrat, raised as one, and a supporter of peace candidate for president Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota. So what does '68 mean to me? It means barely 10 years later I was a Reagan Republican. ...more

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