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Consumerism and Planned Obsolescence

In honor of the new iPhone, I have been thinking over the overwhelming annoyance that is consumerism. There is a hysteria over this new phone. There always is. 948 more words

Chaya! Why isn't EVERYONE growing this?

The easiest plant in the garden.  Bugs don’t bother it.  Propagation is as easy as breaking a piece off and sticking in the ground.  It’s super high in nutrients.   225 more words


Just how expensive is baby food?

I’ll say at the beginning that the act of buying baby food bemuses me more than a little. But then again, I’ve grown up in a household where cooking all ones’ meals is completely normal, where we were given all foods as little people, and where my toddler now eats everything from broccoli to sauerkraut simply because she has been exposed to it. 549 more words


Food Waste vs Ingenuity in Action

We’ve all heard the stats on food waste. Australia alone wastes up to 30% of its food, at a estimated cost of $5 billion a year (One Million Women 2014). 1,137 more words

Daily Living

Respecting Your Belongings

The idea of having respect for the various things in your house is, I think, a rather ingenious one as it neatly packages up everything from mindfulness to simple living in one ‘easy use’ phrase for daily life. 161 more words

Daily Living

I Object!

(Think Legally Blonde, people.)

If you knew me when I was a teenager, you probably knew I had an unusually large amount of angst. Or maybe you did too and here I am just trying to one-up you. 265 more words