Monthly Archives: January 2011

A big month ahead

January 31, 2011
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A big month ahead

February will be a busy month for Court’s Kids. Not only are we preparing for the book giveaway in Ann Arbor, MI with our donors and partners, Mission Based Books, on Saturday, February 26th but we have another event the weekend before. On Saturday, February 19th we’re holding a book sorting event here in Portland.…

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Book Giveaway Next Month

January 31, 2011
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Book Giveaway Next Month

One of the ways our organization can grow and expand our distribution of books to early intervention and special education programs is to partner with book sellers across the country. Recently we partnered with Mission Based Books out of Ann Arbor, MI. They do great work with organizations like ours and have generously provided (literally)…

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Consumer Privacy, Energy Use Data, and Trust

January 31, 2011
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Consumer Privacy, Energy Use Data, and Trust

Consumer privacy concerns are an important focus of many Smart Grid conversations.  Everyone agrees that consumers need to be educated about the entirely new types of energy use data that can be created with Smart Grid technologies.  While we must ensure that consumers are aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding energy use data, there is…

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Cranberry Oatmeal Walnut Cookie Recipe

January 31, 2011
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Cranberry Oatmeal Walnut Cookie Recipe

This weekend we had dinner at our friends’ house, and I was asked to bring dessert. I made a batch of whole wheat brownies, which I planned to bring, but wanted to bake something else since I wasn’t sure if … Continue reading → Read the full post

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January 30, 2011
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One of the ways our organization can grow and expand our distribution of books to early intervention and special education programs is to partner with book sellers across the country. Recently we partnered with Mission Based Books out of Ann Arbor, MI. They do great work with organizations like ours and have generously provided (literally)…

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Meatless Monday for Chinese New Year with Long Life Noodles

January 30, 2011
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Meatless Monday for Chinese New Year with Long Life Noodles

Welcome to the blog and thanks for taking the time to stop by on another Meatless Monday. We support this great movement because it promotes green living through choosing eco-friendly meat-free food choices one day per week in support of personal and planetary health. A small sacrifice for a great reward. photo courtesy of katieleehome.com…

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Two things that give designers a bad reputation …

January 30, 2011
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Design is not a profession where a degree or certification is required. While this is not necessarily a bad thing in a creative field, it does completely open it up and one person calling themselves a professional designer might actually be someone with very little experience, talent or knowledge about design and working with clients.…

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Two things that give designers a bad reputation …

January 30, 2011
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Design is not a profession where a degree or certification is required. While this is not necessarily a bad thing in a creative field, it does completely open it up and one person calling themselves a professional designer might actually be someone with very little experience, talent or knowledge about design and working with clients.…

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A Tiny Range for A Tiny House: Our Origo 6000

January 29, 2011
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A Tiny Range for A Tiny House: Our Origo 6000

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know that in an effort to distance ourselves from non-renewable sources of energy, we have undertaken all kinds of lifestyle modifications, many of which have been detailed in earlier posts. For instance, we purchase about 60% or more of our food from local producers, most of it organic.  This year especially, I’ve really…

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Lymphasize For Your Health

January 29, 2011
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Walk into any fitness center and ask patrons what the most effective exercise to improve overall health is, and you will receive a variety of answers ranging from running and biking to weightlifting and core exercises. However, the exercise that many holistic health experts agree is the best for your health often cannot be performed…

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