An app for sweatshops

An idea popped into my head a few days ago. It’s rare that I will buy new clothing, mostly what I buy is new hiking gear. I love thrift stores and that’s where I get most of my clothes. A lot of people do buy new clothing though and many of them (including myself most of the time) simply don’t know where it’s coming from. Since there seems to be an app for just about anything, why not an app that allows you to scan the bar code of clothing to see what country it came from? Did it come from a sweatshop? Slave labor parading as a wage? Just scan it.  Continue reading


Welcome to Fandom

uswntThis is in response to the Daily Prompt: Teen Age Idol

Who did you idolize as a teenager? Did you go crazy for the Beatles? Ga-ga over Duran Duran? In love with Justin Bieber? Did you think Elvis was the livin’ end?

It’s a few days after my 12th birthday and the year is 1999. I’m spending this day with my second family. I grew up with these kids as my surrogate siblings and my mom went to college with their mom. All pivotal moments in my life thus far have included The Goodman’s, so why would this be any different? Continue reading

Photo Prompt: Gravity

This is in response to the Daily Photo Prompt: Weight(less)

Show us the effects of gravity in your photo this week.


On a recent trip to Tasmania we were in the Bay of Fires hiking out to Humbug Point when I saw this tree. The tree has definitely had its share of bad luck having to contend with not only gravity, but the coastal winds and a fire (or many?). We were glad there wasn’t a fire in the Bay of Fires when we were camping there.


Another hike we did to Wineglass Bay was full of interesting little nooks and crannies to stop and have a rest. My expression is slightly concerned; I guess I was just hoping gravity didn’t win on this occasion.

Why, don’t you look comfortable…

This post is in response to today’s Daily Prompt: New Sensation

Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’.

My fashion has always been comfort. If I have freedom of motion for all limbs, easy access to areas I deem necessary, reinforced knees and elbows for maximum shelf life I’m a relatively happy camper. Continue reading