It’s really interesting, and a walk down memory lane, to be reminded how there was a time not that long ago when the idea of selling bottled water would have been almost laughable. Sure we’ll pay for a bottle of flavoured liquid, but plain ordinary water? Crazy. And yet it’s this huge business … Continue reading the story "Water from Plastic Bottles or the Tap"
Monthly Archives for April, 2010
I am not a morning person. And yet I love the morning. More and more as I get further removed from my former nocturnal life as a musician. But I don’t think I’ll ever be someone who naturally gets up at the crack of dawn. But a funny thing happens every so often. Or should I say, every Christmas morning. With childlike glee I still … Continue reading the story "Early Morning Wonder and Peace"
As computers advance, it seems we just keep moving smaller. Desktops to laptops to netbooks to tablets. And that’s not even counting the countless phones and PDAs that have teeny keyboards best suited to a newborn size finger or thumb. Greater portability and that ever important cuteness factor are all well and good, and great for typing in a pinch or on the go. But … Continue reading the story "The Indestructible Roll-Up Computer Keyboard"
Life is best when you and your loved ones all feel great. Nothing drives this point home more than when one member falls ill. And this subject is always easier to discuss when the former is your reality. Sometimes it’s easier to prepare ahead of time for what may lie ahead, for like it or not, life is ever-changing. It can be so much easier … Continue reading the story "No to Hallucinogenic Anesthesia for Animals"
A couple of months ago I wrote about some wonderful organic dog toys made by Simply Fido. I discussed the big advantages, and in my opinion great importance of going organic, and not toxic for something our dogs are going to chew on, and end up partially ingesting. Company information/background: "Simply Fido Organic Pet Toys are made of organic fabrics and all-natural dyes. Organically grown, … Continue reading the story "Follow-up on Simply Fido Organic Dog Toys"
When I posted about a cute and tiny USB flash drive there was also a silly photo of a dog wearing one. It was sent to ThinkGeek.com in jest by someone who observed that dogs have important files they need to store too. Well it turns out, there already something along these lines available just for animals. … Continue reading the story "Dog ID Canister Meets USB Drive"
I realize I’ve been posting rather a lot lately about the environment, and while that is very dear to my heart, many other subjects are also worthy of attention. That said however, I came across … Continue reading the story "A Whale of a Meal – Sweatpants, Golf Ball, and Plastic…"
A couple of days ago, I listed a few companies with special Earth Day offers, noting the irony of consumption on this occasion. Speaking of other marketing campaigns, here’s one tailor made for Earth Day. The April 22nd 2010 release of Avatar on DVD and Blu-ray … Continue reading the story "Happy Earth and Avatar DVD Release Day"
The recent spate of earthquakes around the world, and the continuing volcanic eruption under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland are an impressive though frightening reminder of the power of nature. The Icelandic volcano that has thrown the airline industry has now started producing lava and is finally spewing less ash into the … Continue reading the story "In Awe of the Earth’s Power"