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TV: Friend or Foe?
Experts keep reminding us that waste is
inexcusable in any field and chiefly when we are
considering a resource like TV, the need to make
it our ally, not our foe, demands an intelligent
attitude from the viewers. To exercise an active,
qualified choice means to know how to use
technology, according to humane values of time,
personal and social interaction.
Let everybody know you are looking for work
Tired of answering to dozens of ads and still
without a job? I bet you have overlooked some
potential help! Let everybody know you are
looking for work. Make a list of your relatives,
friends and acquaintances (yours and your
family’s friends too…). Write a note, give a
phone call or tell your friends personally that
you are looking for work, always leaving your
name, address and telephone number with each
person you have contacted. If possible, add some
more information about you. Take advantage of
other resources like your neighborhood churches,
stores and libraries.
From boy’s outfits, lovely clothes for a girl
As soon as my son outgrows his clothes, I adapt
them to be worn by his sister, who is younger
than him. My quickest method is to add colourful
ribbons to Summer caps and raincoats, as well as
A dull brown coat, looks bright and feminine,
after adding pieces of a “flower fabric” to the
belt, each pocket and collar.
Lots of draft paper!
I don’t mind when I get unsolicited or junk mail.
Generally, the publicity messages are only
printed on one side of the paper. I use the
verso for writing drafts, or typing a reminder
note for me, etc. Children also love to draw on
the back of these pages, so attractive and with
Bring the toddler along
Our friends and some relatives with young
children used to feel they could not afford to
come, whenever we invited them for a social,
educational or religious meeting at our place.
The toddlers won’t disturb the group if, just
before the informal meeting begins, we give them
something new the mother (or the host/hostess)
knows it will keep the little ones busy, like
stickers and colouring books, old magazines with
many attractive pictures and/or assorted cards
plus glue or safe for kids scissors. So, no need
to hire anyone to help with the children if you
I have noticed that people generally discard
FRENCH FRIES if they are not eaten the same day.
The reason given for doing this: the French
fries would be too dry and hard for consumption
on the following day. Even one week old French
fries may be successfully reused if we mix them
to hamburgers an meat loaves before cooking them,
as well as to: soufflés, vegetable pies and
stews. The fries may also be added to any kind
of soup, thus ensuring some variety in flavor
Theresa Catharina de Góes Campos
Ottawa, Ontario - Canada (1981)