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December 12, 2012
July 17, 2012
I was just reading a Taiwanese article about Ractopamine levels in imported US beef. I was stunned. I’ve heard about hormones in milk and like most consumers, been concerned. Now I have to be concerned about Ractopamine in pork and beef meat. The United Nations food standard body recently set an acceptable tissue residue standard [...]
May 15, 2012
For some odd, unidentified reason I feel like offering a hypothetical question today about Tilley Hats. Here goes: What if my hat gets blown off, grabbed by a racoon that is taken by an eagle, then dropped and caught by the wind and blown into the Kalahari desert? What do I do? Hmmm, well, one [...]
April 29, 2012
I’ve been installing a new floor in my home using Armstrong Grand Illusions. It isn’t a quiet floor, lots of snap, crackle, and pop. I tried to level the floor as best I could, bracing where necessary. I still have problems with noise. I’ve had several boxes replaced because the laminate face was separated straight [...]
November 22, 2011
Free product contests are getting ridiculous. Have you noticed all the hoops they have the hopeful jumping through? It’s just pathetic. Those things are like trying to understand the terms of your life insurance policy. Good grief…
October 5, 2011
Stunning news tonight. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
September 30, 2011
I’ve been using Nutiva brand organic extra-virgin coconut oil for quite a while now, but I’ve decided to give Tropical Traditions a try. I’ve ordered, yes ordered as in paid for, Tropical Traditions organic Gold Label Virgin coconut oil. When it arrives, I’ll do some taste testing and some cooking and let you know which [...]
August 4, 2011
I’ve been sitting here this morning laughing my head off trying to pronounce “irrefragable.” Irrefragable is Merriam-Webster’s Word-of-the-Day. With tears of laughter in my eyes, I have to admit that Scooby-Doo would be able to pronounce this word better than myself.
March 1, 2011
I had a friend end his life recently. I wish I had known he was hurting. I wish I could have helped…
December 6, 2010
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns that any government moving against him will trigger the release of “doomsday” files. Checkmate?