November 25, 2013

Green Speak Monday: Thankfully Reusing

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November Wreath

A Thanksgiving reminder hangs on our door.

My November wreath testifies to the phrase reduce, reuse, recycle. Actually, many of my crafts do. I save old magazines, pretty strings from clothing tags and scraps of clean cardboard. You never know when a snip of something might be just what you need to finish off a project. . . .

November 19, 2013

Trivia Tuesday: NASCAR Baby

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A little Daytona Beach action from 2011.

Perhaps, I got scared off by all the bugs. I know ... it's been a while since I posted my last bit of trivia. But back in October, Max, my dad, pulled out a win with nine out of 10 correct. Pretty impressive I must say. . . .

November 8, 2013

Photo Friday: Scary Little Caterpillar

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Big caterpillar inching its way up the sidewalk.

On my daily walk, or at least daily until I can't stand the cold, I looked down and saw this giant caterpillar inching its way up the hill by the law school. I usually see a squirrel, dog or the occasional groundhog. This walk I got even luckier — a giant caterpillar. No joke, the thing was at least as long as my palm and hotdog-sized around. I am sure he will eventually turn into a prettier flying creature, but until then I just watch his wiggle up the hill. I got as close as I dared. I didn't want him to bust out any sneaky ninja skills and bite me or anything. That's not the type of adventure I want on a walk. . . .

November 7, 2013

Overblessified Thursday: Cesene’s Finishes Depend on Safety

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Jeremy Cesene racing

No. 13, driven by Jeremy Cesene, rounds the corner during a race at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pa. He started racing in 2004. . . .

November 4, 2013

Green Speak Monday: San Francisco Birding

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Welcome to another week of San Francisco green knowledge. Last time, I gave a shout out to Method, a company based out of the Bay Area. This week, I researched a more down-to-earth option.

Tweet, tweet. The birds in San Francisco chirp a friendly greeting and want us to come on a bird-watching walk this summer. San Francisco Nature Education hosts the event the first Saturday of every month. I have never scouted out birds, so this would be a fun first. If we sneak along, we might catch a glimpse of a Red Breasted Sapsucker or California Quail. Cole can then let me know how the California differs from the Kansas version. . . .