Go Green in 2018: Get Out of the Car!

One of the most effective things you can do to reduce your environmental impact is to drive less.  Every gallon of gasoline burned puts 24 pounds of pollution into our air!  Of course we should work toward powering more cars with cleanly generated electricity or other alternative fuels, but we also need to move away … Continue reading Go Green in 2018: Get Out of the Car!

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The Urban Nature Experience All Children Deserve

On the way home from preschool on Monday, after we got off the bus in our neighborhood, Lydia stopped to examine a pine tree in the tiny yard of an apartment building.  I took this opportunity to get some photos of her looking cute in her winter gear (she'd insisted on wearing two hooded cardigans … Continue reading The Urban Nature Experience All Children Deserve

Would decluttering save you from buying a new appliance?

Life here on Earth presents an astonishing array of abundance.  There's so much stuff that we can gather to fulfill not only our basic needs but also our more frivolous desires and, perhaps, our need to feel prepared for meeting future needs. Many years during Lent, I've given up some category of material things in … Continue reading Would decluttering save you from buying a new appliance?