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The vile truth

This is the book that changed how I view the meat industry in an instant. And I can pinpoint the exact sentence that changed my perception permanently. 521 more words

Domestic

Questions Answered

In my first post, I asked a series of questions based on the concept of minimalist living. Simply put, minimalist living is your way of living with less so that you can have more time, freedom & energy for the people/things that mean the most. 633 more words

Exploring Minimalism

Wal-Mart's five-day Black Friday

This week comes Thanksgiving Day, and of course, Black Friday. Over the past several years, stores have been opening earlier and earlier, making Black Friday interfere with Thanksgiving Day festivities. 105 more words

M. T. Anderson and the Prescience of Feed (Professor Smith)

Hello, young adult literature scholars! I hope you’re all enjoying your Thanksgiving Break and prepping for a delicious turkey dinner. Or a tofurkey dinner. Pick your poison. 273 more words

We Make Money to Buy Shit

It’s no secret. We’re slaves to our credit cards, and big corporate companies basically run our lives. We work all day and night so we can feel unsatisfied with ourselves until we buy those fancy shoes with the check mark on them, or that four-wheeled GPS that we incidentally use to shuttle our kids to school in, or that over-priced rectangle that we sometimes make calls with. 506 more words

life sucks. or does it?

Having just been through a hugely unpleasant experience with a local building company that thought nothing of quoting me $5,000 (well, to be perfectly accurate, $4.995.95) to “permanently” fix the roof on my little vintage 970 square foot trailer by rolling two coats of “permanent” sealant on there, I thought I had beat them back pretty well by paying a local guy a couple hundred bucks to fix the leak that precipitated me asking for a quote to fix the entire roof.   928 more words