Category Archives: Sustainable living

When in Doubt, Unplug and Go Outdoors

My anxiety level went up in November 2016, but I told myself, “Maybe it won’t be as bad as we fear.”  Well, it isn’t — in many ways it is worse.  I suppose it could get much worse. I’ve marched, … Continue reading

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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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No GMOs

Today was an international day to March Against Monsanto. Monsanto ranks right up there with the cigarette companies for pushing their product and denying anything is wrong with it. Except they go one step further, saying what they sell us is … Continue reading

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“City of Pearl,” by Karen Traviss (2004)

     “Good morning,” said Shan Frankland, and held up her warrant card. “We’re from Environmental Hazard Enforcement. Please, step away from the console.” She loved those words. They cast a spell. They laid bare men’s souls, if you knew … Continue reading

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Thinking about GMOs

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are organisms or microorganisms whose genetic material has been altered by means of genetic engineering (Dictionary.com). That means it has been altered by the removal of, addition to, or replacement of its genetic material, with genetic … 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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Are we past the tipping point?

Today I am catching up on some of the blogs I didn’t read over the past year and a half.  One of them is From a Country Cottage, by Bridget, who is about my age and lives in Ireland.  I … Continue reading

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