Diamond-Cut Life

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The Joy of Eating Locally

May 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments · diamond-cut life

Arguably, nothing makes us richer in what matters than eating well, in good company. And eating locally makes us and our community richer on multiple levels. So, “The Joy of Eating Locally” is the topic of Thor’s and my next Potluck Supper & Salon here in Southeast Portland on Sunday, June 1st at 4 p.m. [...]

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Luscious Food At Half the Carbon

October 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments · energy, food & drink, health & well being, lifestyle, simplicity, sustainability

Like many people, I shudder with joy over delicious food. Eating, especially with friends and family, is deeply pleasurable to me. And I’ve just discovered a great website about food by Bon Appetit, right here, that lets us count the carbon footprint of our food choices. I just finished “making” my favorite breakfast  a veggie [...]

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Update On Cooking For Climate Change

March 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments · entertainment, food & drink, simplicity, sustainability, transportation

My post cooking for climate change needs freshening here as sustainability’s body of knowledge keeps growing. As per Michael Specter’s well-researched piece in The New Yorker, it turns out that being a locavore — eating just things grown close to home — does not necessarily reduce our carbon footprint.

Come again? How could two Oregonians (my husband Thor and I) possibly drink wine from Australia and create

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What Is The Diamond-Cut Life?

February 19th, 2008 · 5 Comments · work

My blog The Diamond-Cut Life is about chiseling our consumption down to the core of happiness. What do we really need to consume and do in order to have both happiness and integrity in the face of global warming?

In other words, how can each of us give legs to sustainability?

I think that joy for most human beings comes from honest work, friendship, connection to nature, sharing resources and even

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