Archives for: "August 2013"

You stink, bug.

August 30th, 2013
My organic garden is doing fairly well this year. The plants are fighting off most of the pests on on their own, without my intervention, with one giant exception: the stink bug (http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/brown-marmorated-stink-bug#section-2). It sinks it's mouthparts into one tomato at a time, just deep enough to cause a wound that usually spoils the entire fruit before moving on to the next. That's why the stink bug is described as a tarnish bug. more »

Recognizing Millennials

August 23rd, 2013
I read an opinion piece earlier this month, and the words haven't left my mind since. . . . Sharp-edged words described the poor attitudes that will soon make up more than 50 percent of the American workforce. . . . he laid out a strategy for employers, urging them to adjust their recognition programs to meet changing expectations. more »

Mom's Guide to Avoiding Tears

August 2nd, 2013
Some days it exhausts me to see how many people want to fight and complain. It happens on newspaper blogs: An organization receives taxpayer money to continue their forward-thinking project. The Advocates for a Miserable Existence jump; more »