Neighbors: Insight into Extended Family Life in Portugal

One of the unexpected delights of our move to this house has been getting to know our neighbors – they live over the field to the right of the house – they are the parents of our landlord and the lady of the house supplies our bread – and our pizza dough, and tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, apples, lettuce, onions, garlic, mushrooms and anything else we have use for.

To say they are farmers is to underrate their innate ability to work with the land and belittles the considerable skills and talents they possess throughout the whole family.

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Being Green Every Day

NBC / Universal had what they called “Green Week” all last week. What this meant was that most of their new original programming had some kind of content related to reminding you to doing more things for the environment. It was nice, but shouldn’t every week be green week?

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