Cactus Leather

Cactus leather

The two men in the above linked article have found a way to make leather from cacti. It saves the chemicals that is used in regular leather, so it’s better for the environment.

I am curious, though, about what the article means by “fully processed” when it mentions the cactus cloth. Are there chemicals used here? And it also mentions “partially biodegradable.” That “partially” makes me wonder, too. I was hoping it would be clarified in the article, but it isn’t.

16 Classic Children's Books

16 classic children’s books

The above linked article names 16 classic children’s books that remind us of why we love to read. I have read most of these, and loved them. I have a few more to read, but it won’t be hard work, I suspect.

Peter Pan

By J. M. Barrie

Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott

Anne of Green Gables

By L. M. Montgomery

A Wrinkle in Time

By Madeleine L’Engle

The Golden Compass

By Philip Pullman

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

By J.K. Rowling

Charlotte’s Web

By E.B. White

The Giving Tree

By Shel Silverstein

Harriet the Spy

By Louise Fitzhugh


By Roald Dahl

Bridge to Terabithia

By Katherine Paterson

Where the Red Fern Grows

By Wilson Rawls

The Giver

By Lois Lowry

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

By Beverly Cleary

Where the Wild Things Are

By Maurice Sendak

The Outsiders

By S.E. Hinton