Tag Archives: green living

Ahh the holidays! When all that glitters isn’t necessarily gold

I’m not a scrooge. I love the holidays. Wild and crazy though they are, they fill me with a sense of satisfaction, tradition, wonderment and love for my fellow man. Whether these feelings are genuinely my own, or prompted by … Continue reading

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First the pigs, and then what? Short orders, shortages and global snafus

When a recent news report indicated bacon will be hard to come by next year, a collective gasp rose up from the masses in response. Not the other white meat! (or as in the case of bacon – not my … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, there was compost

I started composting, really getting into it, about a year ago, when I bought a black plastic bin from the hardware store and proudly set it in my yard. I envisioned creating rich black earth, or as my neighbor so … Continue reading

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Library Lessions, Green Stamps and Your Momma

I grew up in a small mid-western town with the basic requirements: a bowling alley, skating rink and a couple of Dairy Queens. But we also had a pretty impressive library. At least by my childlike standards. It was old. … Continue reading

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So, you were “green” back then, but what about now?

I got one of those nostalgic emails the other day. The kind that tells me I’m old, but in a pleasant sort of airy way.  I don’t normally read these, particularly the ones that say “You’ve got to read this!” … Continue reading

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Once upon a mattress

We’re having a little problem in the bedroom. No, not that. It’s our bed – and it’s killing us, at least our backs, slowly. I remember when I used to look forward to sleep, resting my weary bones after a … Continue reading

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Keeping your cool with Naysayers

There’s a common misconception floating around. It seems many people believe with the surge of green-this and green-that, that everyone has boarded this eco-friendly boat and we are all happily sailing towards green Nirvana – tipping back water from our … Continue reading

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