Category Archive: Simplicity

It’s been 10 years since I’ve driven a car

combed top for fiber expo

Usually in my time-impaired obliviousness, I’m pretty fuzzy about what the date is. I just had a vague idea that it was late October. And I knew Fiber Expo was coming up this weekend, because I’ve been dyeing up a ton of yarn and fiber to get ready. (Here’s some of the fiber I’ve been …

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Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

Once again it’s Blog Action Day, and this year the theme is Climate Change.  Previous years’ themes were the Environment and Poverty.  In many ways they’re all interconnected, just pieces of a larger whole. The climate is changing because people are using more resources.  Loss of resources such as forests means fewer trees to capture …

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Wow, a new year already, huh?

I’ve actually been meaning to write for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been so busy doing stuff, I haven’t had time to write about it.  Some people are able to make time for both, and I envy them, but my brain doesn’t seem to be constructed that way.  And so, of course, the more …

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Consumerism is a mental illness

I’ve long had issues with consumerism.  People become obsessed with buying to the exclusion of all other concerns.  I’m not talking about just buying things one needs; I’m talking about shopping because it’s fun, or bargain hunting, or shopping the sales, or hitting all the stores.  There are far too many people who feel they …

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A quick update (because that’s all I have the energy for)

So last week I got the second set of botox injections.  I think they actually worked this time.  Hard to tell, because now I’ve got bronchitis, and I’ve had a few headaches just from coughing.  I don’t think they were migraines though.  But, um, yeah, all I’ve been good for the last few days is …

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Hey, is that a quarter behind your ear?

Ok, so I haven’t really found a way to make money just materialize (though I do pick up pennies off the sidewalk.  Maybe no one else can be bothered, but hey, it’s money.  I’ll take it).  Since my post on poverty, more ways to save money have presented themselves to me, so I thought I’d …

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I’m so glad I don’t have a TV

I’ve been going through the pile of accumulated junk mail this afternoon, separated stuff into recycle bin, shred, look at, quit sending me your catalog, etc., when I came across this letter from AT&T.  It starts out “On February 17th, TV’s going to change for the better.”  Oh really?  They’re going to stop showing mindless …

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Blog Action Day 2008

As some of you may remember, I wrote a post for Blog Action Day last year when the theme was the Environment.  That was easy.  I had a lot to say about that.  This year they emailed me to tell me the theme was Poverty.  I had to think a bit.  Did I have something …

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