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Taming Our Stuff

January 27th, 2013 · 7 Comments · simplicity

The godawful, oversized necklace gifted to me by a well-meaning friend. Never-used pencils, a once-worn shirt, a four-foot long roll of striped gift-wrap paper (striped? gaa!). Two framed pictures that hadn’t seen a wall in years. Three grocery bags of books I wouldn’t read again (or hadn’t read in the first place). All that and more I deposited into [...]

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Giving Thanks — But Not For Black Thursday

November 24th, 2011 · 3 Comments · sustainability

Grateful is a beautiful feeling, like coming in out of a cold winter night to a warm, crackling fireplace. I feel grateful right now, at 6:34 on Thanksgiving morning. I have a loving marriage, secure and meaningful

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Radio Shack Comes Through With Integrity

May 19th, 2011 · No Comments · simplicity

I know. You never thought you’d hear me yodel with joy about a visit to Radio Shack here at Diamond-Cut Life.  I’m not a fan of chain retail shores, nor of  buying any more technology than I absolutely need. Which is the exact reason I loved my latest encounter with

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The Very Best Diet, Part III

August 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments · health & well being, lifestyle, simplicity

I’ve written in recent months about how a low-car diet and a low-TV diet can help us with our national obesity problem and also our carbon obesity (a new phrase I just coined).  I practice both these diets. The new diet I’ll add to the mix today is an advertising diet: limiting our exposure to [...]

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Death of Retail & Naked Ladies

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments · community, entertainment

Short post this morning on the deaths of many retail stores recently in the U.S. First, I really feel for the people who are losing their jobs, and in many cases, their retail businesses. This is painful and scary for them, and I wish stability for all the people affected. In the bigger picture, the [...]

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