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Probing products : what are we buying? drink flavour enhancers

by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers I switched to zero-cal water flavor enhancers a few years ago– surely a nominal change–better for health than soda and coming in a small bottle so not producing mounds of plastic or glass in packaging. The more I have grown to like these things–orange, cherry and grape–the more my resolve to […]

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Probing products : what are we buying? drink flavour enhancers

by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers I switched to zero-cal water flavor enhancers a few years ago– surely a nominal change–better for health than soda and coming in a small bottle so not producing mounds of plastic or glass in packaging. The more I have grown to like these things–orange, cherry and grape–the more my resolve to […]

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A Decade of Detachment from Attachment

by Victoria Bailey I have three children, with ten years between my eldest and my youngest (technically there’s nine years and six months but, close enough). A few weeks ago the youngest got their first phone. Thus, there’s also been about ten years between my eldest getting their own cellphone (so much time has passed […]

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SodaStream revisited

by Fiona Joy Green A bit of research shows that SodaStream is not without controversy. First developed in 1903, owned by various UK companies, and solely owned by Cadbury Schweppes in 1985, it was sold in 1998 to Israeli company Soda-Club. In 2012, a line of soda machines was designed emphasizing sustainability and SodaStream was […]

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Parenting a Tech-Savvy Toddler

by Angela and Andrew McGillivray As we’re writing this, we’re sitting in our backyard with a baby monitor next to us. It’s an “iLife Smart” video monitor which “let[s] you watch and talk to your toddler in real-time with long-range up to 900ft,” according to its Amazon description. This device allows us to remain attentive […]

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Parenting/Internet/Kids

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers The title, Parenting/Internet/Kids, slashed together, implies that we’re parenting both the Internet as well as kids. While meant to be playful, it also strikes a serious note and conveys a layered approach: we are not simply mothering children who have grown up in the internet age, but […]

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Our call drew great response and volume now on the horizon

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers DEMETER PRESS – CALL FOR PAPERS Parenting/Internet/Kids    Editors: Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers Computer technology and the internet – specifically the interpersonal and communicative element of social media-have become increasingly influential and ubiquitous over the last decade. The smart phone puts computers in many […]

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On track: Using my media, not theirs

by Fiona Joy Green As a cycling enthusiast, I feel ill-prepared and incomplete without my little computer attached to my handlebars that monitors my distance, speed, cadence and time. Unlike my fellow cyclist friends who have accounts with the cloud to record and share online recording of routes, distance, speed and other stats, I prefer […]

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SodaStream seems safe (Where’s it made? What does it replace? What niche/need create?)

by Fiona Joy Green While recently hosting a small family get together and observing physical distancing and careful food sharing practices during these COVID-19 days, I realized how much I depend upon and find pleasure in my sodastream fizzy water maker. I love the sparkle it puts into my tap water and the instant refreshing […]

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Media inventory and critique: What is gained and lost if I use_______?

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers We write this blog committed to working out (the changing/adapting) media values that guide our quotidian practices: not too much browsing or tv, limited or no social media, anti-consumerist activities (not new , but  re-used), following all the sign posts to doing the right thing.  Like many […]