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Picking Out Curtains--On the Occasion that the World is Not Such a Beautiful Place

Dear Lily June,

Recently, your father and I celebrated our sixth year of marriage to each other. It was a hard anniversary for a number of reasons, not the least of which is how our work and home situations see us separated so often, catching only glimpses of each other in the couple of evening hours right before we all go to bed as a family. 1,131 more words

Memories And Memoir

10 Alternatives to Bottled Water and Soda

If you do nothing else to reduce your waste or if you want to start on the zero-waste, plastic-free path and don’t know where to start, consider cutting store-bought bottled beverages. 1,250 more words

Zero Waste

Unraveling, Part III--On the Occasion of Your Meeting Carly

Dear Lily June,

I’ve had a problematic relationship with dolls, anyway.

Once, in a college class I took on gender in the early 2000’s, we students were asked, if we could find one, to bring in a doll to class. 2,420 more words

Parenting And Motherhood

I Am Hardly Original

My idea that our family do a buy nothing year was certainly not an original one. I realize it is something that has been brewing over many years of reading news stories and blogs and consuming online videos and tweets. 394 more words

Live Better

January 2016 Summary

“I’m late, I’m late for a very important date!”

“ has come and passed. The innocent can never last. Wake me up when ends.”

Winter is still very much here, and January has very much ended. 924 more words

Waste Free

A Lesson to Macy's From George Banks

Apparently I have more to say on the subject of the wedding registry. (Who knew such a benign cultural convention would make for such great literary fodder?) 1,033 more words


STUFF Project: How to create a wardrobe you love

After attempting the first challenge of purging 5 items a week, I realized that being more systematic about my purge may be beneficial (with 5 items being an absolute minimum).  626 more words