Defy the Consumer Christmas! Instead of going into the red to buy things that will rarely be used, stay green – and sane — this Christmas season with simple eco-friendly tips. You’ll simplify your life, reduce your carbon footprint, and save money as well. A very merry Christmas indeed! 1. The Great Tree Debate: Live [...]
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The experiment: Could I go vegan for three days? I’m a cheese fiend, a seafood lover, an ice cream connoisseur. The shocking result: Eating vegan was the easiest part. It was everything else that got tricky. Preparing to go vegan was harder than going vegan. Prior to starting, I surrounded myself with books, all of [...]
I’m going vegan for three days. That’s seventy-two hours without cheese. I’m freaked. I have many reasons for going vegan but only one reason for NOT going vegan. In the “pro” column are the biggies: I get that the vegan diet is better for the earth, for my health, for animals. Intellectually, vegan is the [...]
The signs we watch at gas stations become scarier each day. Some days, the prices on the signs jump a few cents; other days, they leap a dime. The scarier sign, though, is how much that number affects our lives. Are we at the mercy of the number on the sign? For many of us, commuting to [...]
While fall and winter gardening has its charms, if I see another leaf of kale, spinach, or lettuce, I’m going to cry. Enough with the winter greens, I’m ready to plant the fun stuff! Tomatoes! Peppers! Squash! Herbs! If you’re like me and already dreaming of your first fresh-from-the-garden tomato, then get to work – it’s time to start seeds indoors.
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and both far and near; my closets were full from gifts from last year.
Bath products unused, the lotions still capped; and even a present still sat in its wrap!
When out in the yard there arose a big mess; trash cans overfilled, Santa looked quite depressed.
“You have enough stuff, yet I keep piling more! Time to get creative and not be a gift bore.”