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I started thinking about happiness last week after I saw the following quote posted by a friend on Facebook: “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I … Continue reading


Yes, I know, you don’t discuss religion or politics in polite company, but plenty of people in the blogosphere seem to be doing a lot of it! One of my High School teachers said something that I found profound and remember to this day.  It is a Budhist saying: “There are many paths to Nirvana.”  … Continue reading


I have written some of what I think are the most amazing blog posts in my head.  Why aren’t they on “paper” you ask?  Because I generally think of these ideas and formulate them when I’m doing something else.  Like drinking coffee.  Or sitting on my patio at night with a glass of wine listening … Continue reading

A Coin

While waiting for an airport shuttle bus, I was going through my wallet to find some tip money for the driver.  Unfortunately, I only had $20 bills and had to rummage through my change purse hoping I at least had enough quarters to put together a decent tip.  During this process, a dime fell out … Continue reading

Ecological Footprint

Have you ever wondered what your ecological footprint is?  I did and searched around for some calculators online.  I really like the calculator from the Global Footprint Network.  It is fun and interactive.  Don’t be shocked by the outcome!  I drive a hybrid and don’t eat much meat and my impact was much greater then … Continue reading

Zero Waste and Refusing

I have been following Bea’s blog at http://zerowastehome.blogspot.com/ for a few months now and am blown away at what she has been able to accomplish.  She and her family have committed to living a lifestyle that generates zero waste – as in trash.  I thought I was doing a pretty decent job of this until … Continue reading

Getting Started

I am mostly starting this blog for my own purposes.  I don’t like to journal and thought this would be a good way to kick myself in the ass and do a little of writing about things that interest me.  I hope some of the topics will interest you too!

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