Buying glasses online

Yes, glasses. As in eyeglasses. Online. I ran across a blog post at least a year ago on what eventually became GlassyEyes.com. The guy was ranting about how much it cost to get glasses at a traditional store (we’re talking a couple hundred bucks even if you have a simple…

Shopping for granite

So we’re finally getting close to that stage in the remodel where I have to start picking things again. Just waiting on the contractor on a few things before we can finalize the cabinets, then it’s off to the races with demolition. (Not looking forward to dust everywhere again!) So…

Another place makes great use of waste

The RePlayGround is my latest favorite site. These guys are designers with an eye for garbage. Too cool! They take stuff destined for the landfill (or even for the recycling bin) and turn it into neat, useful items. The site has directions for you to make your own cool repurposed…

Oil-eating mushrooms?

One of the delights of researching topics is the odd-ball items you run across. In doing research for my lens on hair donation, I hit upon Matter of Trust, a San Francisco-area non-profit involved in eco-type projects. They look for ways to reuse manmade and natural surpluses, as well as…

Provocative Faith

Facts:Date finished: 5-17-08Author: Matthew Paul TurnerCategory: Non-FictionPublished: 2005Pages: 190 Basic Plot:Turner breaks faith down into various components, sometimes ones not normally associated with faith such as joy and community. He takes a look at each and considers how a deeper faith can become a provocative way to live. My assessment:This…