Category Archives: March 2007

Growing Green Kids!

In our 21st-century world of technology, digital images, blogs and uncertainty … children, teens and adults are craving contact with the earth, green space, fresh air, exercise and sunlight. They’re also, in my experience, looking for an opportunity to participate in something–an activity, group or organization that not only satiates this need, but also works to solve the larger, environmental problem caused by our world civilization and its life practices. Kids intuitively understand the need for green, chemical-free space. They … Continue reading

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Free Espresso And Puppies

After finishing yet another satisfying meal at Yours Truly, our family’s favorite local breakfast spot, I started shepherding various Auth kids to the back of the restaurant in that timeworn, post meal hand/face washing ritual when I spotted it. The sign, either printed out from the Internet or a third-generation photocopy, was taped innocently to the wall over the ever-popular train table. It read, “Unattended children will be given espresso and a free puppy.” It took a minute for my … Continue reading

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This-N-That

Till Death Do Us Part Taking on a deeply personal topic, Ron Ciancutti’s January column titled “Wedding Vows” generated a large response – even by Ron’s standards. Reprinted here is just a sampling of the mail we received in response. Interestingly, with the exception of one letter, the mail was entirely positive. Enjoy! Mr. Ciancutti, I would like to thank you for your beautiful, truthful and timely article titled “Wedding Vows. I Do, Forever.” I was surprised to see this … Continue reading

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Product Review

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Maintenance And Operations

It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you! As any observant manager (and aging athlete) knows, things are always breaking down. At the heart of it, Nature has a nasty habit called entropy: “the tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity” (American Heritage Dictionary), which is another way of saying entropy is a universal “leveler.” Ski slopes and scenic bluffs are eroded by rain and waves. Recreational … Continue reading

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