A little good news— for coffee lovers

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/all-of-coffees-beneficial-effects-liver-disease-cancers-obesity/ Please take this research with a grain of... well, coffee. It is correlations lay best. However, it offers a very enjoyable read and some wonderfully nerdy facts, including a supposed origin of this well loved beverage... ...some shepherd saw his goat eating it and... well, you read it for yourself. I hope this jolts … Continue reading A little good news— for coffee lovers

A little good news — we’re catching on to our privilege

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/denmark-buys-countrys-last-circus-elephants/ I grew up in an era where seeing animals in the circus (no matter the size of the travelling show) was expected. I never noticed or perhaps understood what was wrong with animals performing all the time. I saw them for a few minutes and that was the only thing I saw. I started … Continue reading A little good news — we’re catching on to our privilege

A little good news — about a silver lining

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/seniors-have-learned-texting-to-keep-in-touch/ COVID has been rough on many for lots of different reasons, but the isolation seniors felt seems to have been even more pronounce. My parents, for example, were affected by a complete drop in their social lives. They habitually saw family members nearly daily, prior to the shutdown. Then their grandchildren couldn't visit the … Continue reading A little good news — about a silver lining

The Bathers – Complete – Sorry for the delay

I've been a little preoccupied with report cards and year-end curricula for my first graders, as well as my daughter's high school graduation... add to that life keeps me busy with many other things. So, I haven't taken the time to try and escape the painter's block I felt. I moved the painting around the … Continue reading The Bathers – Complete – Sorry for the delay

A little good news — about an inspired and inspiring recycler

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/eco-warrior-makes-toys-mosquito-repellents-naman-gupta/ Bravo!!!! Kudos! Way to go! You are inspiring! This guy saw a problem and it's accompanying need, them imagined a whole series of solution. He built an industry around it! All from what he discovered is one of the most discarded and I non-recycled items in the world: cigarette butts.

A little good news — Mother Nature comes to the rescue again

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/indonesia-pongamia-tree-might-restore-degraded-land/ More and more we find that Mother Nature has the solution to all our mistakes and environmental abuses. What amazes me is that we somehow still look for the magic pill solutions. In this case, as this tone of the article suggests, this valuable tree will be farmed as an attempt to recover what … Continue reading A little good news — Mother Nature comes to the rescue again

A little good news — about Beemunity?

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/bee-vaccine-to-prevent-death-from-pesticides/ It never occurred to me that we might try to vaccinate the by-kill from the pesticides we use to eliminate pests. To be honest, I have to believe there are natural ways to protect crops that Mother Nature has already in place, and that the practice of monoculture doesn't use. I get this from … Continue reading A little good news — about Beemunity?

A little good news — this takes recycling to a whole new level

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/architect-turning-carbon-emissions-into-tiles/ The possibilities are endless... combining the captured carbon from the CO2 in the air with other compressible & recycled materials to build funky and fun decorative tiles! Wow! Imagine if it could also be used to make bricks? I'm excited to see how this develops and to learn how it holds the carbon or … Continue reading A little good news — this takes recycling to a whole new level

A little good news — A Rôle model we can all follow every day

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/she-spent-her-vacation-picking-up-trash-across-the-u-s-and-strangers-chipped-in-with-help-and-gas/ If you're a little like me, you've been marvelling at all the face masks on the ground this past year. I work at an elementary school and I have come to realize they aren't always purposely tossed on the ground; some are accidentally dropped, fall out of pockets, are picked out of garbages bins … Continue reading A little good news — A Rôle model we can all follow every day

A little good news — Now this is cool!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cooling-paper-reflects-sun-and-sucks-heat-from-inside/ Image a roofing (& presumably siding too) material that could replace air conditioning? Well, if it would help keep loving areas cool without the usual entry-shock of extreme A/C, I'm all for it! Cutting down ever-increasing electricity bills sounds great too!