Archive for October 27th, 2013

Home sweet home

So our home isn’t as green as I would like it to be. I do try however, to do what I can to take of our small part of the earth. This weekend I’ve spent most of my time trying to clean and recycling as much as possible.

Along the way, I came across the article “Home Green Home” by Tara Ballenger in Mizzou, the quarterly journal I receive from the University of Missouri at Columbia, where I got my Masters in Library Science.

Anyway, it’s about six students in one old house with a mission to use less and conserve more. It’s articles like this that keep me motivated to do more in our home.



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The lorax

One of the first books I started reading to my kids back when they were very little, The Lorax, is to many, an environmental classic. It turns out that  just this past week there was a story in the Wall Street Journal about a statue of the Lorax (owned by the widow of Theodor Seuss Geisel), that was stolen from her property.

Actually it was stolen last year but it seems that the story finally has a happy ending. It was found less than a mile from their home. The complete article is entitled “At the Hilltop Home of Dr. Seuss, A Mustachioed Statue on the Loose” by Miriam Jordan over at the Wall Street Journal. As the article starts out:


If you look deep enough you can still see, today,

Where the Lorax once stood

Just as long as it could

Before somebody lifted the Lorax away.



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