Inspirations From My Elders

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Recently I realized that the steps I am taking to live more frugally, simply, and honestly are changing my life to look more like that of my great-grandparents and older relatives who are now gone.  I started reflecting on these people and what about them I find makes them good role models.  I was lucky…

Fizz!

making soda syrup

On Tuesday, I made the leap and purchased a Sodastream at home carbonator.  The cherry soda syrup worked out so well I figure this may be my ticket to never having to buy soda again.  No more lugging, no more expense of buying BPA-laden plastic-lined aluminum cans.  The canisters can be exchanged right at the…

Garden of Earthly Delights

Summer is (hopefully) winding down.  Tonight the humidity was less, and the temperature went down enough at sundown for me to go out back and sit for a while.  In the heat of summer, other than morning watering and letting the dog out, and the occasional cup of coffee on the patio if it’s not…

I Need a Hurricane…

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Which has nothing to do with this year’s thankfully very slow Atlantic hurricane season.  I was talking more about Mindy Smith’s song Hurricane, and the lyrics: I need a hurricane To empty out this place Seems it’s the only way To salvage any sense I have left To move on I sometimes think it would…

Searching For The Center

Howdy. Welcome to my new blog.  The purpose of this blog to me is to keep myself accountable writing about the changes I’m affecting in my life, and to share those changes, trials, and tribulations with others who may identify with them.  Along the way I’ll share what’s working, what’s not working, and other tidbits…