July 2008 Blog Posts (3)

Woman, 41, Rides Bike to Boycott Gas Prices

What can we Hubbers do to fight soaring gas prices? Astronomical food prices at the grocery stores? Increasing inflation and a sagging economy?



My husband said that he was beating gas prices by only filling up his gas tank halfway each time he got gas. I told him, "Honey, that doesn't do any good, you're still using the same amount of gas whether you fill up twice a week with a half tank or once a week with a full tank. The only way we're going to have an impact on our wallets is if… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on July 21, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Gas Boycott Update

Twelve miles to and from church I rode my bike,

To boycott the outrageous gas price hikes.

I need better shocks

And firmer buttocks

For this to be a ride that I like!





Earlier today, I posted a story about how I intended to boycott gas prices by riding my bike to church where I'm painting several murals. To start off, I planned to ride my bike at least 3 times the first week, working my way up to 5 times a week until I get acclimated. Not only will I be… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on July 21, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Inspiring Women: Patti

This is the fourth story in my "Inspiring Women" Series.





"I used to have a handle on life ... but it broke off."



The above plaque that hangs in Patti D.'s kitchen is confirmation that humor helps one overcome obstacles in life, but more important, so does faith.



On May Day 1995, Patti received a diagnosis of lobular evasive carcinoma; i.e., breast cancer. Four days later, she was under the scalpel, undergoing a modified radical mastectomy. Six months of… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on July 11, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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