Monday, March 1, 2010
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I haven't blogged since June 22, and I think only once since we moved to Red Deer from Washington. Since I spent the summer bumming around my parents place like I was still in High School, you might have thought I'd have had more time for it. Not sure why, it just didn't happen. Here's what did happen, however:
I got a job. I start my training tomorrow. It's a very exciting opportunity for me, and I hope I enjoy it and show at least an average level of aptitude for it.
Michelle, Norah, and I may have a new home in Red Deer. Our first house! We made an offer, agreed on a price and possession date, and are only waiting financing and a clean home inspection. Keep those fingers crossed.
It has been a great summer. There are not many fathers who get to spend a full 3 and a half months with their firstborn.
Monday, June 22, 2009
PS In case you hadn't guessed, no new leads on the job search front.
Monday, April 27, 2009
- "Cletus, Take the Reel", a hilarious reprisal of Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel".
- Hanes Brands' environmental and human rights record. No sooner had I passed judgement and posted the Hanes post than they emailed me back with more details. I really need to get the updated info up there.
- My disenchantment with both major US political parties. Recently, the reasons I'm in favor of less government and more personal responsibility have been resurfacing. Too bad the GOP has such an awful environmental record and too bad the Dems will inevitably increase the size of government. Big brother's not the answer. Sigh. I stand by my choice of hope, diplomacy, and environmentalism even if it comes with big government. It's not a perfect world I guess.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I sent an email to Hanes asking about both environmental and human rights issues. I mentioned that their response would go a long way to shaping my impression of their brand. Unfortunately, that was over a week ago and I still haven't heard anything. I also checked their website - no mention of an environmental, human rights, community involvement or any other type of corporate responsibility program or policy. Unfortunately, no information doesn't equal no message.
In the last few years, my buying habits have changed and I've begun taking into consideration:
- where products are manufactured;
- the amount and recycle-ability of packaging;
- my perception of the brand's environmental conscientiousness; and
- my perception of the brand's human rights impacts.
It's a shame, because the shirts are really nice. Guess I'll try Fruit of the Loom next time.