Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Monday, February 13, 2017



Did you have a terrible Valentine’s Day? It’s not uncommon. This special day in the calendar can be especially hard, whether you’re single or in a relationship. It’s hard on the planet too!

Valentine’s Day is a holiday we all know too well. Our earliest memories go back to elementary school when the holiday was basically an excuse to gorge ourselves on chocolate kisses and scour the drugstore aisles for the coolest cards to give our friends. Confetti was thrown around without a care and arts and crafts revolved around making crooked paper hearts for our mothers that said things like “thank you for feeding me so I don’t die” and “you are the bestest mom.”
At the end of the day, Valentine’s was just free candy and a giant bag of cards to feed our ego. Now, the holiday mostly involves misinterpreted text messages and endless Pandora commercials. The truth is unless you’re the CEO of a greeting card company, a florist or a cheap motel owner, Valentine’s Day is the absolute worst—for us, and for the environment.

Love letters for landfills

First of all, the evolution of Valentine’s Day as a celebration of love has not exemplified ideals of social inclusion. According to the telegraph, the earliest ancestor of the holiday was an ancient roman festival called Lupercalia, a fertility ritual when men would spank young women with dog skin whips to make them fertile.
Once pagan rituals became passé, the holiday graduated from celebrating fertility to recognizing romantic love. In the mid-18thcentury, the passing of love-notes became the norm. As postal services became more affordable, anonymous letters became easier to deliver, each handmade with lace and paper, addressed to secret lovers and doting wives. Unfortunately, when Hallmark began mass producing cards in 1913, it became easier to send a pre-written message than one written from the heart. Sadly, the way it works today, Valentine’s has basically become a festival of consumer excess and packaging waste.
This Valentine’s Day alone, Americans are expected to spend more than $19 billion. Imagine the kind of good that money could do if it wasn’t spent on roses, chocolates and cards. Once the chocolates are eaten and the fancy jewelry is taken out of its case, their packaging goes straight into the garbage. Greeting cards too—most people glance at them once, scream with delight and then throw them in a dark drawer or waste bin.
Worst of all are roses—which, though innocent looking, bear a thorny secret. The 100 million roses grown just for Valentine’s Day produce nearly 9,000 metric tons of COemissions in a single year. On top of being flown in from warmer climes, roses are so delicate that they have to shipped around in temperature controlled trucks, all of which wastes precious energy and contributes to the emissions that speed climate change and slowly destroy natural habitats.

Relationships are made, not marketed

Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day also perpetuates unhealthy gender dynamics and distorts our understanding of love. Weeks of marketing reinforce traditional, heteronormative expectations for how men and women should express their romantic feelings (whether those feelings are present or not). Men are pressured to buy gifts for their partners lest they appear cheap. Women are expected to reward their man for taking them to dinner and buying them shiny baubles. Unfortunately, the focus on material exchange suggests that love can be bought or sold; that the more money you spend on someone, the more you love them. These expectations disempower women and exploit both sides of the relationship.
Sustainable, healthy relationships are built on completely different ideals. A person must be willing to love their partner unconditionally and be prepared to learn from their relationship and shared experiences. You cannot buy love, you have to nurture it. True love doesn’t need to be evidenced by a flashy display of wealth.  Simply put, if someone has to buy you a box of chocolates to prove their love is real—it’s not real.
That said. I would never say no to a box of fair trade, organic chocolates.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Do You Really Love Your Car

Valentine’s Day. Filled with kisses, chocolates, and enough flowers to build your own Float – this is also the perfect day to proclaim your love for someone to the world…..

Yes, poems are a staple of the holiday, ranging from “lift-me-off-my-feet-with-your-way-of-words” to “do-they-give-participation-awards-for-these?”

While that secret crush of yours might be a bit daunting, proclaim your love to the one that constantly keeps you safe, secure, and stylish: your car? Here is my letter to the car I just bought:

Dear Car,
We just got together today and, well, I think it's a good time to let you in on something.
You see, when I hit your gas pedal and hear your engine roar defiantly, I get the biggest smile.
Flipping through radio stations, letting the bass notes of your premium audio system fill my ears…I gotta say, it creates this tingling in my chest. That tingling has been hidden away until I got you!
I was never one to believe in ‘love at first sight’ until I laid my eyes on you.
You were sitting perched in between your brothers and sisters on the lot. There was something about your shine, about the gleaming sun bouncing off your sleek grille that made my jaw drop and my mind think “that’s the one.”
Can’t you see what I’m trying to tell you?
I love you. I really love you.
I love the way you keep me wrapped in your arms with your intricate safety technologies. I love when we go on a drive. I love how you keep me warm and cozy on even the coldest mornings.
These things might not seem like a big deal to you, but to me, they matter. You mean the world to me my sweet, sweet car.
This probably seems silly but, I’m glad we met and I honestly can’t get by without you.
Here’s to another wonderful year of memories on the road!
Whatever you drive, your car loves you. This month, show some back!
Do you want to express the love you feel for your car? Shout it out to the world in the comments section below.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Welcome To The Kyle and Will Family Blog

On behalf of the Kyle and Will Family, I’m happy to welcome you to the Family Blog! 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Are You New To Driving?

1. Buckle up.

This should always be your first step when you get into a car. A seat belt is the one thing in your car that can keep you safe if an unexpected accident occurs. Consider it like a lifeline! It is so important to buckle up every time you get into a car. In a split second someone can run a red light, rear end your car, sideswipe you and so many other things that can lead to serious injuries and death. Remember to always stay alerted and buckle up.

2. Get settled in.

Before you take off, pick your favorite radio station or set your temperature to your preference. The less time you spend fidgeting on your drive, the more time you spend staying concentrated on the road ahead.

3. Stop texting and calling.
Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash when they text and drive. 84% of distracted-driving-related fatalities were affiliated with carelessness or inattentiveness. You might think that it is easy to text and drive or you’re a professional so there is no need to worry, wrong! In a split second, everything can change and you might not even notice.

4. Consider road conditions.

Before you leave the house make sure you check the weather. Be ready for snow, rain and other factors that might take place on your commute. One of the scariest situations for a new driver is being stuck in a storm or environment that they aren’t used to.

5. If you’re tired, don’t drive.

A 2007 study from Transport Canada has shown that 15% of Canadians have admitted to falling asleep at the wheel just in that year! Fifteen percent might not seem like a lot but think of it like this.
In Canada, we have approx. 36,155,487 people according to Statcan. Now times 36,155,487 by 15%… That’s over 5 million Canadians that have fallen asleep at the wheel! I don’t know about you, but that is an extremely high number of my books.

6. Be road ready.

This is a pretty broad statement that can be taken in so many ways, but that’s the point. The young driver doesn't even understand half of the factors, hurdles and the unknowns that await them on the road. I’ve been driving for 6 years now and I’m still constantly learning for everyone around me. From the young age of 16 till I moved away for school, my dad would always say, “You’re are not a season’s driver.” This would anger me and usually start an argument about my driving. Now that I’m older, I totally understand what he meant and I was 100% not a season’s driver. When I got my license I was instantly a “professional” driver. I could handle any situation that came my way, or that’s what I thought. I eventually realized that when it came to certain situations I had no idea how to handle them. Eventually, I learned and can now handle everything I would not have been able to a few short years ago. Coming from a small town and learning how to drive at a super young age around the farm, I thought I knew everything and I was a step ahead of city kids. My dad, on the other hand, knew that that was not the case and made good points. The whole point is to learn and driving allows you to do just that, but you got to remember that scary things happen every day on the road and you need to be ready.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tips for a Cleaner Car

1.   Don't Eat In It

One of the huge contributions to vehicles being dirty is food. Leftover wrappers, food that falls, crumbs and greasy fingers. You may not think you're a messy eater but you'll soon start to find all of these on your floor, in tight creases and seats. Now, it's hard to say don't eat in your car, but it's something to start being a lot more aware of. Try keeping your road snacks to a minimum and vacuum your car more ofter.

2.    Wax

Now it might sound tedious, but waxing your car occasionally can really payoff. If you spend a little more time after washing your car by waxing, future washes become easier and so does your waxing skills will improve.

3.    Knock Your Shoes

Slush and snow can really make a car messy quick. Make sure you always kick your shoes off before getting inside. It won't eliminate everything but it will help keep it to a minimum.

4.    Clean Up After Yourself

One of the simplest things you can to keep you car clean is grabbing your garbage right away! If you leave receipts lying around, gum wrappers in your cup holder and half your closet in the backseat, you’ve just created a war zone. A good habit to start would be to grab something every time you get out. If you got a bunch of wrappers in your door cubby, grab them and throw them into the first garbage you see. Simple things like this will tidy up your vehicle and are super quick to do.

5.    Trash Bin

Another simple hack to have in your car is a little garbage. This allows you to throw everything in one spot and keeps you from tossing things everywhere thinking you’ll remember it later.

6.    Make It A Routine

It’s hard to designate time to clean your car when you have a busy lifestyle, but by simply setting aside a half hour a week or even a month can really help. On a Sunday morning take a quick walk around your car and grab the garbage you have laying around, give you dash a quick dust or vacuum the interior. If you decide to try and tackle it weekly you can decide to vacuum maybe once a month and so on for the rest.