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News and a Cool Article

I haven’t been updating this blog, but I’ve been doing fine this summer. Unfortunately, the temp job has ended for good, but I’m going to get a Master of Public Health from Ohio State, starting this fall, and I’m excited about that.

I also have a link to an article at the Food Revolution Network:

 

In the years since I’ve become an environmentalist, I’ve hated lawns.  This article confirms that the problems with growing lawns far outweigh the benefits.

Views of nature from work.

I work at the Data Entry Company in Worthington.  Although it’s located just off the highway, there are also some nice apartments nearby, with lawns and trees.

TDEC Canada Goose 1

In fact, the lawns are so lush that they’re a paradise for Canada geese.

TDEC Canada Goose 2

It was a rainy day today, so there were quite a few geese around.  They’re considered a pest around Columbus, you have to watch where you step, and sometimes you have to wait while they cross the road.  But if you have a 15-30 minute break, it’s relaxing to just stand and watch them.

TDEC Geranium

There are flowers outside the building, including this orange geranium…

TDEC Flowerpot

…and this pot of flowers.

Sadly, the inside of the building is not nearly as nice as the outside.  The office where I work is all gray carpet, bare white walls, and fluorescent lights.  Thankfully, on nice days, I can go outside on my breaks and get some sun, fresh air, and views of flowers, greenery, and geese.