Month: January 2019

The wedded life

The benediction that falls upon the homes of a country is like the gentle rain that descends among the hills. A thousand springs are fuller afterward, green is greener and the flowers pour out richer fragrance. Homes are the springs among the hills, whose many streamlets, uniting, form, like great rivers, society, the community, the …

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Use up leftover food before it expires with these hot tips

Stop wasting food #zerowaste

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I truly hate wasting food. I always feel so guilty when I have to throw food away.Of course I know that expiration dates are mostly just suggestions, but food does eventually sour. And then there’s nothing you can do but throw it away or compost it.But …

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Uses for leftover Velcro fasteners

Photograph by Kamran Iftikhar, distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

Photograph by Kamran Iftikhar, distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. I am going to admit something right now: I am a hoarder.I don’t hoard cats, or trash, or ceramic tchotchkies.I hoard sewing supplies.Because of this addiction, I have an excess of Velcro around my house. It’s just so useful for so …

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5 Places That Could Benefit From Climate Change

When someone thinks of climate change, they often think only of doom and gloom. Floods. Torrential rains. Droughts. Snow storms. Hail storms. The kind of weather that can kill people or leave them homeless. Tropical diseases spreading to people with no immunity and countries that can’t afford the treatments. An artificial greenhouse effect can cause …

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