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alex's life book

  • In early 2006, I began creating a life book for my daughter, Alex. Click here for links to articles describing my experience.
  • And for those of you who are more digitally inclined, in late 2006, I recreated key pages of Alex's lifebook for an article I wrote for AlphaMom, using Scrapblog.

    You can see the final digital result (and leave comments, if you'd like!) here.

what's been on my nikon lately

  • And you can view my favourites here.

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Martha

I love the emerald market idea and would most definitely keep my eye on it regularly, as I do with mightygoods :) In fact, it reminds me a lot of mighty goods. Best of luck!

Kim

On Emerald Market: That may get a lot of attention. So much so that I already have two comments, but didn't see where to post them there so will do so here:

1. Have you considered also links to sites that show a person how to re-use and re-cycle goods themselves? There are two or three patterns kicking around on the internet showing how to make "yarn" out of old plastic shopping bags and knit yourself a tote with them. Some of them, if you have enough different colored bags, are actually rather lovely.

2. On American Apparel: yes, it's environmentally friendly, but -- the print ads and billboards I've seen in New York, near one of their stores, are just really creepy. There's something vaguely sexualized about them -- right now a huge ad features some little barely-legal bimbette lying on her side, skirt hitched up so you can see her knickers, and she's got a lollipop hanging out of her mouth. Before her was a huge shot of a guy's thighs, encased in boxer shorts, and that was it.

Environmentalism isn't supposed to vaguely make you feel like porno, and somehow this does....that could just be me, though.

Chookooloonks

Kim --

Thanks for your comments -- living here in Trinidad, I don't see much of the advertising for any American companies I feature. I'll keep your thoughts in mind!

Thanks again!

K.

dave / higher powered

Karen, is that a new watch you're sporting?

jonniker

I dig Emerald Market, and think there's a, um, market for it. How's that for redundant? Can you tell I write for a living? No? Is it because I am a redundant fool?

And seriously, you couldn't live anywhere cooler. Just saying. Coconuts are much cooler than cherries. (Although we have them here in Florida which is, decidedly, uncool)


Chookooloonks

Hey, Jonniker --

Thanks! Although, by "cooler," I meant "a place with cooler temperatures" -- otherwise, I do think Trinidad is pretty cool! :o)

K.

Becky

I love the Emerald Market idea - my own personal organic shopper. ;)

Now, if you could explain to me how the lovely-looking yellow coconuts Marcus are picking in your photo turn into the shriveled-looking brown hairy things I find in my supermarket, I would very much appreciate it. I just can't picture the transformation!

Chookooloonks

Becky --

The shriveled-looking brown hairy things are actually INSIDE the coconuts Marcus is picking. The supermarkets remove the husk (yellow part) before putting them on your shelves. :o)

K.

Becky

As always, I've learned something new from Chookooloonks today... thanks, K!

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