Tag Archives: environmentalism

Idealism

I never got the idealism beaten out of me by life. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in school so much. Maybe it’s because I got a degree in political science and that meant studying Marx, and the Federalist Papers, and … Continue reading

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School days

Parent/teacher conferences today at my kids’ s school. It was nice to hear wonderful things about my kids. The older one’s teacher showed me some of his schoolwork. One of the things she showed me was a page where he … Continue reading

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Green on the go

I didn’t post yesterday for a couple of reasons. I wanted to keep the Liebster Award information on top of my page for those wonderful bloggers who wanted more information, also I have 600 pages to read this week and … Continue reading

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Books and a sliding scale

My brain got locked up yesterday. As hard as I tried to focus on reading for school, I couldn’t read more than a few paragraphs at a time. It doesn’t help that I don’t really care for either of the … Continue reading

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Small achievements

These are what I live for these days. Each load of laundry hung is an achievement. That $10 off my electricity bill is exciting and I want to see if I can make it more. Getting the water bill and … Continue reading

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Plutarch

OK, I’m an English nerd. I admit it and even revel in it. I love finding the perfect quote to go with my sentiment. This one speaks to me. The first step in becoming even an amateur, partial, beginner environmentalist … Continue reading

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My environmentalism

It’s funny, I don’t generally go outside much. Given my ‘druthers, I’d stay inside, curled up on the couch, reading a book. But when I do go out, I invariably feel better. Fresh air freshens my outlook and my attitude. … Continue reading

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Start where you are

Goodness knows, I am not perfect. I am a work in progress. This has become one of my favorite quotes along the way. I am edging 40 years old. I am a wife and mother. I am still finding my … Continue reading

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It’s time

Hardik Nagar over at thatindianminimalist.wordpress.com made a good point in a comment he made to one of my last posts. He said that our stuff defines us and, as we get rid of it, we make ourselves vulnerable. That really … Continue reading

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Minimalism

Doesn’t that sound like something wonderful? It sounds like it aligns well with being more environmentally aware and certainly more frugal. The first part implies arestful environment, free from visual clutter. The “pursuit of the essence of things” seems like … Continue reading

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