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Quote of the Day - 1/5/2017

What I question is not consumption in the abstract but consumerism and over-consumption. While consumption means acquiring and using goods and services to meet one’s needs, consumerism is the particular relationship to consumption in which we seek to meet our emotional and social needs through shopping, and we define and demonstrate our self-worth through the Stuff we own. 7 more words

Day Job

Quote of the Day - 1/3/2017

The choices that are offered to us may be touted as “consumer driven” but often are actually corporation driven, which is to say profit driven. –   6 more words

Book Review

Quote of the Day - 1/2/2017

A hungry world is a dangerous world. Without food, people have only three options: They riot, they emigrate or they die. None of these are acceptable options. 6 more words

Book Review

Quote of the Day - 12/27/2016

Even if the material isn’t toxic, large scale municipal recycling requires trucks and factories that use a lot of energy and create more waste. Just because it’s called recycling doesn’t mean it’s green. 6 more words

Quote Of The Day

Quote of the Day - 12/23/2017

The question is not if we will change, but how. Will we be forward thinking enough to change by design, or will we wait until we’re forced to change by default? 7 more words

Quote Of The Day

Life-Long Learning

One of the fun things I do for myself is to watch Ted Talks, listen to podcasts and visit youtube.com and click on a topic I want to learn more about. 214 more words

Education

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