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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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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!


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.


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!


dave / higher powered

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


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)


Hey, Jonniker --

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



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!


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)



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

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