My hometown is slowly starting to open back up with precautions of course. The farmer’s market was going strong on historic Commercial street. I figured this would be a great opportunity for a cultural experience for my Fulbright students. My two students from Africa were thrilled to meet some fellow Africans: a young woman fromContinue reading “Day 75: Visiting Historic Commercial Street”
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Day 71: Is public shaming an effective deterrent to social injustice?
In this age of technology, no one is safe from being videotaped in public. And while some may be uneasy with this lack of privacy, it provides a unique opportunity to shed light on many social injustices that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. When this material goes viral, consequences arise for the perpetrators. This isContinue reading “Day 71: Is public shaming an effective deterrent to social injustice?”
Day 68: The Electrical System in my Bus
We’re still on lock down and I’m still blogging, but today I’m going to recycle an old post. It’s about the electrical set up in my converted short bus. Here’s the scoop: One of the major hurdles I’ve had to overcome is how to do the electricity. There’s a plethora of articles and YouTube tutorialsContinue reading “Day 68: The Electrical System in my Bus”
QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #9: Make a Viral Video
One way to fight the quarantine boredom is to get together with your friends online and make a viral video. There are many different types of viral videos and lots of ways to connect virtually. One of my favorite viral videos is the make-up brush or don’t rush challenge. In this challenge, you start withoutContinue reading “QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #9: Make a Viral Video”
Day 66: Change your Perspective about Weeds
In a previous post, I discussed the importance of organic gardening and reasons why we should avoid herbicides and insecticides. We can take it a step beyond that and learn to appreciate weeds. Now, nobody wants a weed growing in their garden, taking up space and depleting nutrients from your vegetables and herbs, but weContinue reading “Day 66: Change your Perspective about Weeds”
Day 64: How much do you know about South America?
I love studying. I especially love history and geography. And since there’s going to be a little more lock down time left, I’ve decided to start studying countries grouped by continent. South America seems like a good start. This week I want to memorize the following pertaining to South America: history geography country capitals countryContinue reading “Day 64: How much do you know about South America?”
Day 63: Embrace the Change
It’s clear that things are never going to be “normal” again. Whatever we knew as normal before, is a thing of the past. Once the pandemic is over and we are no longer on lockdown, we’ll start living our new normal. And I wonder what this future is going to look like. Some of theseContinue reading “Day 63: Embrace the Change”
QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!
Pesticides are not new. They include a wide range of compounds like fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, etc. They grew in popularity in the 1960s and have been commonly used in households since despite numerous reports of their negative impact on the environment and our health. Though they can control harmful pests and yield better crops, theContinue reading “QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!”
Day 60: What’s your Plan B?
Nearly 30 million Americans have applied for unemployment and there’s bound to be more. The job market is not looking good. The economy is not looking good. We’re on the brink of a bad recession. I’ve become very worried about what my employment will look like in the fall. My job is safe for theContinue reading “Day 60: What’s your Plan B?”
Day 57: Would you survive an apocalyptic world? 20 Questions
I’ve been watching The Walking Dead a lot lately and it’s got me wondering: would I survive an apocalypse? If I had to survive off the land, could I? If another depression hit, would I make it through? I’ve owned the book “Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century” for years and I’m only just nowContinue reading “Day 57: Would you survive an apocalyptic world? 20 Questions”