The Hydroponics Experiment (Part 10 – Frugal)

Tomato Emoji and Flying Money with Wings EmojiMost hobbies are expensive. And right now, my adventure into farming is still at the hobby level. After growing a few boxes of tomatoes, and a lot of soggy lettuce, I was wondering if I should just give up on the AeroGarden. One consistent finding in the “Hydroponics Experiment” is that it’s simply cheaper to buy veggies at Costco or the local grocery store. I like the idea of growing my own food. But if this is going to work, I really have to cut costs.

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At the President’s Request

Thumbnail - Donald Trump - Make America Great AgainIn my heart, I’m a journalist. It feels against my nature to be hyper-partisan. This is the main reason I’m not registered to vote. I believe that true reporters should hold themselves to a higher standard. (While I’m not active in the business now, I have been seriously considering a return.) It’s OK to critique Trump’s job performance, but it shouldn’t be sport. It shouldn’t be a vendetta. It’s OK for reporters to have opinions, but there should be an openness to fairly discussing all sides of the story. Neutrality is something lacking in today’s media, hence the term “Fake News”. This bias ultimately lead to a surprising email. I was invited to participate in a presidential poll.

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The Hydroponics Experiment (Part 9 – The Pollination)

Pollination - Bee EmojiHydroponics is a great project for me, as I don’t like dirt or bugs. There’s a problem with that mindset though. Pollination is needed to make the tomato fruits grow. That usually involves bees fluttering their little wings around the flowers. A strong wind could also shake the whole plant. But with an indoors AeroGarden setup, neither action was occurring. To ensure that my tomato plants would produce lots of tasty fruits, a bit of technology was used.

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Animotion Raise – Another Open Letter To Trump

Animotion - Raise Your Expectations Album CoverSo, Trump won. A lot of people are freaking out about this, but I’m actually relieved. Trump and friends fought hard during the campaign. Despite all the rhetoric on both sides, I think the Republicans presented a better future for the United States. That’s why they’ll soon control the Senate, the Congress, the Executive branch and the Judicial branch. Big change is coming. If Trump is true to his word, America is in for good times. What better way to celebrate than with good music?

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The Hydroponics Experiment (Part 8 – Pruning)

Angelic Tomato EmojiIf you’re thinking about picking up an AeroGarden as a hobby, you should know something important – IT’S BORING! After five weeks, there hasn’t been a whole lot of involvement. Most of the upkeep involves filling the AeroGarden water and occasionally tossing in some nutrients. Although, there were a few interesting events during this project. In life, there are ups and downs. And since the tomato plants are living things, it too had its share of achievements and setbacks.

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