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Wild land vs domesticated land

I grew up in a Southern California suburb, where the only wild things were the birds, gophers, and moles.  Now I live in a Northern California semi-rural small town, next to a wildlife conservation area and the Redwood National/State Park.   … Continue reading

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Balance and Self-Focus

Having a balanced life is generally considered a good thing (except by people whose lives are way out of balance).  You want a clean house, but not smelling like bleach.  Work and play.  Everyone shares in the conversation.  Determination and … Continue reading

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Stuff (again)

Six-plus years ago I wrote about “Stuff” and how I have way too much of it.  I thought about having a Yard Sale to get rid of some of it, or maybe selling some of it on Ebay.   I did the Ebay … Continue reading

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zenhabits’ “Simplify,” by Leo Babauta

I enjoy reading blogs.   Blog entries inspire me, make me laugh, make me angry, make me happy, and help me learn.   Today I added “zenhabits“, by Leo Babauta, to my Bloglist.   The first entry I read impressed me:  “Simplify.” “Simplify” … Continue reading

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More to Life

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”  —  Gandhi Back in the 70s I got a tacky little poster which said that.  The poster is long gone, but that’s okay, because the quote is part of my life.  I … Continue reading

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May 1st General Strike 2012

I avoid political talk.  People tend to get excited about politics and hold firm opinions, and see things in black and white.  Last time I believed in black and white I was  five years old.  Even when discussing issues I … Continue reading

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Casual Winter Holiday

While my husband and I grew up with Christian backgrounds, we both consider ourselves pagans now.  This is not a problem around the Christmas holiday, because so many of the the traditions associated with it ARE pagan (candles, decorated trees, … Continue reading

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