Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day, Libraries and Free Jewelry

I have always hated waste. I try not to buy too much or too little, but like Goldilocks, try to find what is just right. That's not always easy to do, as we all know, but it's a worthy goal.

Since the world is now so focused on going "green," attempting to be just right has become a way of life. Sitting at a board meeting for our local library one night this week, I realized that libraries, so often threatened by budget cuts, are the ultimate green spaces. As we honor Mother Earth today, we should extend that to our libraries where being just right is an everyday thing. Want to read a book? Borrow it and return it, no waste involved, no cost either, another glowing tribute to our library systems.

In honor of Earth Day, I will be giving away two Bead for Life bracelets through this blog. These bracelets -- fashioned from recycled paper by women in Uganda who are now able to make a living wage through their labors -- are lovely and a terrific use of recycled resources. To enter to win, simply send an email with your mailing address to
Happy Earth Day!

Congrats, Jade, on winning the contest! Your beads will soon be on their way.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Twitter Times Two

Some days, you think you are zooming along on the Cyber Highway, thinking you've got everything under control. That is until you try to do something new and then it's a different ballgame.

I signed up for Twitter last week and when finishing up my profile I was told that my email and Twitter UN were already in use. But how could that be? It was me after all. So I redid the whole profile thing and got a confirmation that all of those details were good, only to find later that I now had two Twitter accounts.

I am not quite sure how that happened, but I guess what they say about it being easy to sign up is true.

So I am sticking with the second UN -- -- since that one has the most tweets and followers so far. Who am I to mess with success, no matter how small?