sustainability

green living

YES, I’M VEGAN: But I’m not having a worse time than you

YES, I’M VEGAN: But I’m not having a worse time than you

We can never do too much work dispelling myths about people who look or behave differently than we do. In vegan/non-vegan encounters...
August 25, 2015 × 1 comment

green living

DRY STATE CALLS FOR DRY URINALS: Why waterless urinals still aren’t in every bathroom

DRY STATE CALLS FOR DRY URINALS: Why waterless urinals still aren’t in every bathroom

“The drops are fat and heavy,” my daughter observes. “Yes, but sparse, despite the force of the pour, like you can’t possibly...
August 22, 2015 × 1 comment

green living

THE CALIFORNIA PLASTIC BAN: A proposition of compassion and mindfulness

THE CALIFORNIA PLASTIC BAN: A proposition of compassion and mindfulness

Walking out of the market, it suddenly hit me. Something different. Oh, that’s right. No one asked me if I would like to...
August 5, 2015 × 0 comments

green living

FEMININE HYGIENE: Menstrual products that are better for you and the environment

FEMININE HYGIENE: Menstrual products that are better for you and the environment

Every woman experiences menstruation, but not every woman knows the alternatives to disposable pads and tampons. Not only do alternatives...
August 2, 2015 × 0 comments

communication, voluntary simplicity

PAGES OF OUR CHILDHOOD: What children’s stories can teach us as adults

PAGES OF OUR CHILDHOOD: What children’s stories can teach us as adults

There are so many stories and books in the world today, but which do we pay attention to most? The classics, like Charles Dickens;...
July 25, 2015 × 0 comments

environment

ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE: How harming the environment literally harms us

ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE: How harming the environment literally harms us

It’s not news for anyone to hear that beating the living hell out of our natural environment isn’t a good idea for humanity:...
July 9, 2015 × 0 comments

environment

WARNING FROM ISHMAEL: The right way to live

WARNING FROM ISHMAEL: The right way to live

The books by Daniel Quinn—most notably Ishmael and the sequel My Ishmael—are both thought-provoking and entertaining. Quinn...
June 27, 2015 × 1 comment

green living

MULTIPURPOSING: 5 items you can use for a variety of purposes

MULTIPURPOSING: 5 items you can use for a variety of purposes

The essence of green living is consuming less. You sort of can’t get away from that. Consuming less has too many environmental...
June 11, 2015 × 0 comments

environment

IM/MATERIALISM: The solution to many of our environmental problems is to value things more

IM/MATERIALISM: The solution to many of our environmental problems is to value things more

Join me for a brief thought exercise, will you? Or skip a few lines down. I don’t know how much time you have for thought exercises. Picture...
May 17, 2015 × 0 comments