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#ShopSmall #ShopHumane

As you may know, Bailing Out Benji is a nonprofit organization based out of Ames, Iowa, although our educational outreach is praised and mirrored all over the world. 988 more words


Thanksgiving 2015

We had the honor of hosting this year’s dinner. Usually, it’s our mom who cooks but the past couple years she’s passed the torch onto us. 217 more words


A Chocolate Toast kind of Joy

I’ve discovered what it means to be truly joyful. A happiness that doesn’t depend on circumstance, environment, or relationships. A pure bliss that comes from the bottom of my soul, and is endlessly overflowing. 437 more words


Finding Nemo

One thing I don’t like about getting older is my forgetfulness, my body taking longer to recover, my lack of patience, the effort I have to put in to keeping up…difficulties in parenting…and the added voices in my head! 572 more words


The Nest is Empty Again.

In the world today, adult children sometimes have the need to move back in with Mom and Dad for a short time.    In years past,  each of our boys has done it.   183 more words


End Wood Burning

Letter by Cathy Baiton, printed in the Sonoma County Gazette (sonomacountygazette.com) Letters,  November 2015

Laboratory results of wood burning appliances are nothing like real-world emissions. Wood stoves also deteriorate and become less effective with use and over time. 268 more words