Category Archives: Musing

Time Management Tip #2 – Apply Yourself

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~Swami Sivananda As I was writing the last post, “Stop [..]

Goals, Household, Mental Well-Being, Musing , ,

A Well-Intentioned Lie

So, hi. I know it’s been since spring that I wrote anything here, and for that I apologize. A few of you have left emails and comments asking [..]

Chickens, Cleaning Products, Community, Eggs, Failures, Food, Gardening, Goals, Habits, Household, Lifestyle, Local Farms, Mental Well-Being, Musing, Personal Responsibility, Planning, Stress, Sustainability, Toxins, Vegetarian , , ,

Battles Lost

Today, we attended my mom’s best friend’s funeral. Kat fought breast cancer for years, but ultimately lost. So many friends and family members attended the service… she was [..]

Mom, Musing ,

“But you’re with a guy now!”

At age eight, I consciously realized for the first time I liked girls the same way I liked boys. Nearly everyone who knows me knows this, so it [..]

Mental Well-Being, Mom, Musing, WTF

“Snowmageddon?” Don’t be ridiculous.

I love inclement weather. It tickles all my happy emotional places, reminds me of childhood snow storms, imbues regular life with a sense of adventure. I miss snow [..]

Chickens, Community, Musing, Nature

Tolerance & Compassion, Vorlons & Shadows

In the fall of last year, I made a promise to myself to be more tolerant of, and to espouse less anger toward people who are on the [..]

Musing, Personal Responsibility, Politics , ,

Rituals & New Years

The dregs of 2010 are spiraling down the drain of time, leaving some of us in a reflective state, myself included. I am a firm believer in the [..]

Community, Failures, Goals, Holidays, Musing, Writing , , ,

Should the Federal Government Stop Funding Public Broadcasting?

This morning on my too, too early Saturday commute to work, I had National Public Radio on (as I tend to have on 99% of the time when [..]

Commercialism, Musing, Personal Responsibility, Politics , , , , ,

The Fundamentals of Change

Wow – pretty profound title, right? It sounds as if I might be able to impart some actual wisdom there. Sadly, as you have all come to learn, [..]

Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being, Musing, Personal Responsibility, Writing , ,

Tribes, Communities & Other Assortments of Humans

“Community.” This is a word some of us often take for granted. In an ever-expanding, yet ever-isolated world, it seems many of us are losing the sense of [..]

Community, Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being, Musing