The Green Study’s “Positively Happy Nice Story” Contest: 1st Place

1st Place goes to Kiri at The Dust Season for the “A Happily-Ever-After Story Involving Break-Ins and Police Action”. It takes a village to raise a child, but those villages often wait to show themselves. At just the right moment… She was sent one Green Study Coffee Mug, a postcard from Minneapolis and $100 donation was made to the American Red Cross on her behalf. “A Happily-Ever-After Story Involving Break-Ins and Police Action” By Kiri at The Dust Season My son is an escape artist. He revels in finding ways around the… Read More

The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: Honorable Mention

An Honorable Mention from The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest goes to d. Myers for his poem about a mid-life crisis. He’s a writer, currently working on his first book. He was sent one The Green Study Coffee Mug, a postcard from Minneapolis and $25 donation was made to his local Red Cross chapter. mid-life crisis By d. Myers slow down and watch it all collide watch it trail like a fish is there ever any sign smelling dog food in a dish I’ll play with monkeys… Read More

The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: Honorable Mention

An Honorable Mention from The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest goes to Ruth at Travelling True North for the morning conversation we often have with ourselves. She was sent one The Green Study Coffee Mug, a postcard from Minneapolis and $25 donation was made on her behalf to the Red Cross International Emergency Response Fund. “Life in the Midlife Teens” By Ruth at Travelling True North Mind: What’s that noise? 5am and someone woke me up. Ergh… Zzzzz. Body: Zzzzz…. Mind: Argh. Again? It must be the cat…. Read More

The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: 3rd Place

3rd Prize goes to Fransi at 365 and Counting for “Aging Gets Better with Age”. There’s nothing like a middle-aged meltdown to make you feel all growed up. She was sent one Green Study Coffee Mug, a Minneapolis postcard and a $50 donation was made on her behalf to the Red Cross International Disaster Response Fund. “Aging Gets Better with Age” By Fransi at 365 and Counting  For some reason, age has always been an issue with me. Maybe it’s because I’m an only child. I spent a lot of time with… Read More

The Green Study “What’s on the B Side of that 45?” Contest: 2nd Place

2nd place goes to Kiri at The Dust Season for “Personals vs. Real Estate, Financing Available”. This essay made me laugh, while thinking that I might need a contractor or ten as well. She was sent one Green Study Coffee Mug, a postcard from Minneapolis and $75 donation was made to the American Red Cross on her behalf to her local Red Cross Chapter. “Personals vs. Real Estate, Financing Available” By Kiri at The Dust Season I have come to the conclusion that, in terms of real estate, I am what’s known… Read More

The Green Study “Worst Job I Ever Had” Contest: Honorable Mention

An Honorable Mention from The Green Study “Worst Job I Ever Had” contest goes to Dave over at 1pointperspective for a job where the work was only slightly less humiliating than the uniform. He was sent one The Green Study Coffee Mug, a cheesy postcard from Minneapolis and I made a $25 donation to the American Red Cross on his behalf of his local Red Cross Chapter. Two Pepsis and Hold the Red-Eye by Dave at 1pointperspective Naming your worst job is not as easy as you might think.  On any given day,… Read More

The Green Study Holiday Humor Contest: Honorable Mention, Part Deux

From Diane over at westlakemusings, I am happy to post yet another Honorable Mention from The Green Study Holiday Humor Contest. She was sent an antique (dated back to 2012) postcard from Minneapolis for her entry. Our Family Christmas Just One Block Off Duval Street  by Diane at westlakemusings Looking back now, I chuckle remembering the Christmas of 2010.  What a bizarre mess of a holiday we had that year.  It had been a long sad year.  We now faced a Christmas where the empty chairs threatened to spiral us into grief all… Read More

The Green Study Holiday Humor Contest: Honorable Mention

Meet Fransi, who runs two blogs: a professional blog fransi weinstein et al and her personal challenge blog,  Three Hundred Sixty-Five. She is an Honorable Mention from The Green Study Holiday Humor Contest.  She’s a terrific writer with an interesting background in advertising. I’ve enjoyed reading her posts as well as her kind and engaging comments on my own blog. She received an invaluable collectible postcard from Minneapolis. Joy Ride By Fransi at fransi weinstein et al and Three Hundred Sixty-Five I love Christmas.  Always have.  Yes, I am perfectly aware I’m Jewish. … Read More

The Green Study Holiday Humor Contest: 3rd Place

Meet Dave from 1PointPerspective, the 3rd Place Winner of The Green Study Holiday Humor Contest.  I’ve enjoyed reading his blog over the last year, which is often funny and sometimes downright irreverant. The 3rd Place winner had a donation made on his behalf to the Red Cross and was sent a priceless postcard (actually it cost a buck twenty) from Minneapolis. A Game of Dad-and-Mice by Dave at 1PointPerspective There was a magical time when I believed in Santa.  It was too long ago for me to recall.  In retrospect, I was… Read More

The Green Study Holiday Humor Contest: 2nd Place

I’d like to introduce you to the 2nd Place Winner of The Green Study Holiday Humor Contest, Elyse from FiftyFourandAHalf. I “met” her during the Company for Christmas blog-a-thon and she quickly submitted an entry – thanks, Elyse! The 2nd Place winner had a donation made on her behalf to the Red Cross. Shattered Belief by Elyse at FiftyFourandAHalf Jacob was 8 years old and still believed in Santa with all his heart.  No matter how many of his friends showed him just why Santa couldn’t possibly be real, Jacob found it… Read More