Category Archives: Personal Responsibility

Perks of Knowing Your Sources

Last week, the milk from our herd share (the only legal means by which Michiganders may acquire raw milk) tasted a bit off. There was a faint, almost [..]

Cow Share, Local Farms, Personal Responsibility , , ,

A Blogging Dichotomy

Many of us in the blogging community like to talk about sustainability, shopping locally, and leading a wholesome lifestyle. We believe in what we write, and we do [..]

Commercialism, Community, Lifestyle, Personal Responsibility, Product Recommendations, Shopping, Sustainability , , , ,

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 , , ,

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 , ,

Life is What Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

Here we are, eight months after my mother was struck by an inattentive driver while in her car. During this time, she has received very little cognitive treatment [..]

Community, Mental Well-Being, Personal Responsibility , ,

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 , ,

The Philosophy of Can’t

I was just heating up my wheat-free/gluten-free veggie lasagna in the office kitchen, where there are veggie burgers (with gluten,) and buns (with gluten,) and Zingers (with gluten) [..]

Allergies, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Personal Responsibility , , ,

10 Things to Avoid in Beauty Products

The Progressive Pioneer put up a great post about 10 highly-toxic substances often found in beauty products. It’s amazing we take all this stuff for granted as being [..]

Health, Personal Hygiene, Personal Responsibility, Toxins ,

Cleaning Up My Life

This post first appeared on my other blog, Confounded by Quilting, and basically cemented my desire to have a more appropriate blog title for the homesteady bits of [..]

Cleaning Products, Commercialism, Gluten-Free, Illness, Kombucha, Personal Hygiene, Personal Responsibility, Planning, Politics, Product Recommendations, Vegetarian , , , ,