27 November 2009

Buy a live tree this season

Instead of killing a tree for the holidays, but a live one. Then replant in the spring and enjoy the live again. Now, you won't be able to get a 8 footer, but that is OK, Try a 3-4 footer.

Don't have a place to plant it? Ask a neighbor or relative. It might cost a bit more, but the fact that you can plant it and enjoy it year after year, will make all the difference.

25 November 2009

What' with the Ticks in November?

Gosh, I am pulling off these tiny ticks from my dog. Ticks in November? Gosh, I know it has been a mild fall since I have yet to turn on my heat, but ticks in November. This is something I can do without.

23 November 2009

183 references and counting for Medical Tourism

The Medical Tourism Research Bibliography is growing by leaps and bounds. Send me your references on medical or health tourism and help us grow even more.

21 November 2009

tis the Season of Craft Fairs

Support your local craft fair this holiday season. Be sure to buy homemade items and not manufactured junk. You will be helping this local economy and can use the items for gifts. I am sure you can find one this weekend in your town!

15 November 2009

Appalachian Trail Corridor Monitoring today

Hiked some of the Appalachian Trail today to do some corridor monitoring. You know walking (bushwhacking) thru the woods to find these monuments. Had a blast with my friends Dan and Robert.
If you are interested in volunteering, click on the title link for more info.

13 November 2009

Winter travel can be a bargain

I've noticed that there are some fantastic deals for winter travel (especially) to warmer climates.

Free nights at hotels, free cars with the room, credits for food and spas. And this is for the typical high end islands like the Caymans, Turks and Caicos and Antigua and others. Consider booking your trip now, since I am sure these deals are limited in numbers. With international tourism down 20%, destinations are competing for visitors.

05 November 2009

Urban parks mitigate Urban Heat Islands

I have a class project this semester and we are looking into the urban heat island effect in Westfield MA. The students are blanketing the city tomorrow morning before dawn to measure the air temperature in this 40 square mile city. Some task, eh?

02 November 2009

Left over candy? Give to the local food pantry

I'm going to the local food pantry and in addition to soups, veggies and mac & cheese, I am taking over the left over candy from the weekend. I certainly don't need it and it will make some kid smile!

You got one nearby!