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Top Ten Tips For Not Gaining Weight Over The Holidays

November 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments · entertainment, food & drink, health & well being, simplicity, spirituality & religion

Have I ever mentioned that I once worked as a weight-reduction counselor? Or that the summer I was 18 the Army rejected me because I weighed, embarrassingly, 158-1/2? I cringe at the memory, not because the military and I could ever have been a match made in heaven, but because my overeating was out of [...]


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Cars, Climate And Creature Comforts

November 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments · community, global warming and climate change, transportation

My post Rethinking Our Entitlement To Travel drew a thoughtful, in-depth comment from Tyler Karaszewski which draws my respect but not my agreement. In Tyler’s vision, 50 years from now we’ll still be driving as much as we please, but in cars emitting little or no carbon. The transformation to a low-carbon world will have [...]


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I, A Tax Non-Begrudger

April 15th, 2008 · No Comments · politics, sustainability

If you’re stressing over your taxes being due today, I empathize. I have SO been there (though not any more. Here are my tips on breaking free of credit card and consumer debt.) Now I am a tax non-begrudger. I willingly pay taxes because I want to live in the civilized kind of society they make possible.

I see roads and highways as


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