Category Archives: Getting Green

KP duty

We’ve been giving our little kitchen a much-needed face lift, which has occupied my evenings the past week. Since we are doing the work ourselves, spans of time go by where nothing is accomplished (for instance, when I have to … Continue reading

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River bound

We spent the last three days doing very little. Well, that’s not quite true — we did puzzles, took a walk in the woods, read, knit, ate, played games, and made s’mores — all at our cabin. It’s always nice … Continue reading

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Garden delights

today I got our first real harvest from the garden. We have been enjoying radishes and strawberries for about a month, but today I gathered an armful of organic goodies: garlic, two zucchini, three carrots, a late radish, a bowl … Continue reading

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In season

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and even a few blackberries are in season around here, and I fully intend to do my part to eat a lot of them. Today I ate a pint each of blueberries and raspberries that I picked … Continue reading

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Bye-bye Styro!

Would you look at that – Seattle is about to become the first city to have an ordinance banning food containers that are not either compostable or recyclable. How exciting! It’s been a year and a half since restaurants in … Continue reading

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Striking oil

My coworker’s 5 year-old daughter wrote a letter to the President, asking him to stop the oil spill. I couldn’t agree more. But I also know that this is a disaster we brought upon ourselves, and upon the entire world … Continue reading

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Forward thinking

It’s late January, which means it’s time for thinking about several things: pulling together papers for filing our taxes, Chris’ birthday, Valentine’s Day, and this year’s garden. Since nobody likes to think about taxes, I’m skipping right over that one … Continue reading

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Hitting the ground running

Happy New Year! I generally try to avoid making New Year’s Resolutions, because so many are made in haste and quickly abandoned, but I do have goals for this year and they primarily revolve around my health, happiness, and family. … Continue reading

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In response

I was recently cc’d on an email chain wherein the senders were bashing the President, Democrats in general, immigrants, government-sponsored health care, and spouting various kinds of political and racist crap in response to something or other the AARP had … Continue reading

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Where does your money go?

I ran across a quote the other day that really struck home: Where we spend our resources directly reflects what we value. Think about it.  According to Forbes.com, in 2006 the average American household earned $54,400 before taxes, and spent … Continue reading

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