The Duggars at 20!

I know this blog steers clear of rant, but when I saw headlines applauding Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s announcement that they are pregnant with #20, I did want to pound some keys here and rant. I have calmed down, and land with these thoughts… Continue reading “The Duggars at 20!”

Online Buzz and Musings On 7 Billion

Well, I can now say I am no longer a “protest virgin.” Last Sunday I was one of the 12,000 people who came from all over the United States and Canada to circle the White House in protest the Keystone XL pipeline.  But that is another story…

While there I saw in the Wall Street Journal some stats on what people think about us reaching the 7 billion person mark. Check it out: Continue reading “Online Buzz and Musings On 7 Billion”

Realities of Environmental Reasons Not to Have Children

Lisa Hymas’ piece on rhrealitycheck.org hits the nail on the head: When it comes to the “impact of humanity on the environment,” it’s not the people in poor or developing countries who have “more kids than they can feed,” or even immigrants who come here with big families, it’s white, middle class (and higher) Americans we need to focus on. The problem: Continue reading “Realities of Environmental Reasons Not to Have Children”

The StopAtTwo Solution to the Population Problem

My interest in world population issues recently led me to John Taves. He runs Pacific Northwest Software and PickATime.com, but he’s also consumed with solving the world’s population problem. He is an example of the famous Margaret Mead quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; Continue reading “The StopAtTwo Solution to the Population Problem”

Reasons and Real Reasons for Becoming Parents

On the other side of  the Italian catholic church and government thinking their declining population is a crisis, are the members of a group that think a declining population is just what we need..in fact, they think the best thing for humans to do is to stop reproducing all together right now to allow the earth’s biosphere to return to good health.

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT) might have radical ideas,

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The Real Sex & the City Celebrities–Kids or No Kids?

Lisa Hymas of grist.org did a post on how Sex and the City is the greenest movie of the year  because the lead character Carrie, even though she does not realize it, exemplifies a greenish lifestyle — she has no car, does not travel much, and most importantly she is childfree. Continue reading “The Real Sex & the City Celebrities–Kids or No Kids?”

Stuck in Stereotypes

Have you seen how Toyota is marketing one its mini-vans?  Talk about stereotypes, and a sore attempt at rap.

Ads like this disturb me.  It’s a staunch reminder of the power of advertising and how it seriously reinforces the values all of us are “supposed “to have.  Advertising has staggering statistics: the average city-dweller is exposed to 5,000 advertising messages a day, the average household watches more than ..

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