Is the war on plastics do-able?

Every piece of plastic that has ever been created . . .  still exists. Think about that. I certainly do as I cast my eyes across all the plastic shampoo and other bottles in the shower every morning, as I look at all the plastic containers in my pantry and fridge, when I toss plastics into recycling, never sure if they will actually be recycled. Our world is built on plastic and will die from plastic overload. Each of us is trying her best to be environmentally conscientious but the…

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Is the war on plastics do-able?
Don't forget your reusable bags.

My shame and sorrow have an upside

I was shamefully reminded again this week of my wanton ways. It's that time of year when many Boomers are cleaning out our closets and trooping off to Goodwill or the consignment store with green garbage bags full of our mistakes. We try to justify our shopping follies with excuses like "as soon as I lose ten pounds it'll look great" or "but I paid so much I hate to just get rid of it"? Some of the things have never even been worn. Perhaps they were on sale and…

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My gray matter is going green

Please tell me I'm not the only one who can't find my car keys, sometimes forgets the names of people I've known for years or can never remember my home phone number. Even reading a recipe clipped to the microwave right in front of my face requires dozens of visual checks to make sure I'm not forgetting an ingredient or a step in the process. The other day I zigged when I should have zagged and yesterday I nearly poured orange juice into my cereal. Other menolapses described in an…

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