Category Archives: Daily Life Thoughts…

I will seek to act with empathy in all things, putting myself in the other person’s shoes before passing judgment. I will take a breath, listen patiently, and find the common ground. I will choose to give preference to others, … Continue reading

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Greed vs Gift…which economy will we support?

Today, we are all familiar with the “greed economy.” It is governed by the competitive principle that more for you is less for me. It prioritizes luxuries for the few over necessities of the many. It is exclusive to those … Continue reading

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Kitchen gadgets…what do we really need?

At our house, we cook. I mean, we really cook. And bake. And barbecue. We love doing it from scratch, inventing new combinations (new to us, anyway), creating great flavors and nutritious foods. So, it can be tempting to amass gadgets … Continue reading

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“A subversive plot: how to grow a revolution in your own backyard”

Hands down, one of the BEST explanations of the importance of the current urban gardening movement. Roger Doiron is on point, using humor alongside inescapable facts to urge us to get out there and grow something. He is the founder and … Continue reading

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A gifting and sharing economy in real life

“Economy”…just say the word and a great number of people cringe. It’s all about money, right? Buying and selling, investing to make more money, how to wisely spend or save money, strategies for earning more money, just money, money, money. … Continue reading

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Stop, drop, and roll…existing in a state of future shock

“Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.” ~Alvin Toffler, Future Shock 1970 In 1970, futurist Alvin Toffler published his work called Future … Continue reading

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Someone else’s garden…

Spring is just around the corner and around our house the gardens are coming to life. Even where it is more weeds than plants breaking the surface, it is always exciting to see greenery begin to push through the sun-warmed … Continue reading

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