Monday, September 15, 2014

Are Cellphone Lanes In Our Future?

Photo from cnn.com

Only yesterday I was asked by a very curious 11 year old little girl, "Why do you have two cell phones?". Her mother cringed noticing I was caught off guard by the common tenacity of a child. It was a legitimate question, though. I do own more than one phone, ipod or smartphone but I am the mother in a family of five. Our busy reality today is full of technology and not surprisingly, this technological shift is being seen in the infrastructure on many levels. Airports with cell phone parking lots. Multiple adapter options at cafes. As we grow the companies have seemed to stream us all down as well. I remember when buying a cell phone came with a charger, extra battery, sometimes a car charger, that cool little cloth and amazing customer service. Not only are we more dependent, but the phones are easier to handle and use. Now, it's all a bit different and let's turn to Asia to examine the growth. Phone sidewalks are being tested for those uber users (does this include me?). Bumping into those heads down texters and googlers could be a think of our past. Take a photo without offending someone for the lane. Chat openly without disturbing others. It's the wave of the future so walk with it. Check out this article from CNN.com.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Follow @natgeo on Instagram

If you are part of the snap-happy socially connected on Instagram, you need to give @natgeo a follow. They have the most amazing posts by multi-talented photographers from all over the world. They document earth's glory and sometimes it's downfall as seen here. This is a shot of an 120 ft. Arch in the Fish Islands of Antarctica. This is a region vastly affected by climate change. Following National Geographic on Instagram serves you natural beauty and education all wrapped-up into one.

Photo (regram) by: Pedro Mcbride

Friday, September 5, 2014

Herb Admiration

Getting children to appreciate the garden should be a life goal for all parents. They are amazed by the simplicity that is growing things and that's as it should be. A tiny garden means future sustainability. A tiny gardener guarantees food's future. Period.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Instablog: Beautiful & Bruised Butterfly

Butterflies are usually a sign of change. We spotted this beautiful creature not far from the beach and we think he was trying to tell us Spring is coming. Unfortunately for him, it's not quite here yet.

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