The Hero’s Journey, or, Seven Ways To Live Like A Salmon

Salmon swim upstream, 700 miles and more, to return to their birthplace. It's a hero's journey. Being rich in what matters, like integrity, relationships, health and spirituality -- in a culture obsessed with money and stuff --  is like being a salmon. Salmon make a hero's journey. They swim upriver 700 perilous miles and more to ...

Convenience, Or Congruence?

By Sunday, August 10, 2014 4 0

I like convenience. I don't know anyone who doesn't. Our time and energy are valuable to us. The question is whether our choices are congruent with what matters the most to us. I find it convenient to eat out a lot, typically things that aren't very healthy. When I'm congruent with what matters to me -- ...

My Cheapest, Tastiest, Healthiest Menus

We in the fortunate First World eat 1,095 meals per year. We eat half our meals from restaurants, including fast-food chains -- at sky-high expense to our health and our finances.  This post (a long one) is passionate encouragement on cooking and eating most of our meals from our own kitchens. Home-cooked meals make us richer in what matters: ...

Best And Worst Road Trip Foods

By Sunday, August 11, 2013 13 0

My usual road trip car, a 2000 Honda Insight. This zippy little zephyr gets 57 mpg. This week's post is on the lighter side, like when I fell in love with WES, and the time I wrung my hands over whether or not I'm a hippie. (To be honest, those were funnier than this piece, ...