• Beyond Preserving and Conserving

    Beyond Preserving and Conserving

    (as seen  in the Green Living Journal, September 2016) I get so excited this time of year when I see the amazing bounty our farmers produce for us. I see the lavish mounds of tomatoes, berries, plums, corn, green beans...

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  • No free lunch?

    I recently attended a luncheon held to honor employees who had worked for a particular employer for five, ten, fifteen, twenty and twenty-five years.  It was a lovely event – the food was good, the acknowledgements were heart-felt, and one...

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  • It all comes from the Earth

      As I mentioned in a previous post, a concept from one of the NWEI discussion courses made a huge impression on me: Everything comes from the Earth.  Sometimes that is so difficult to grasp, especially when one considers things that...

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  • The Potluck

    “Imagine that you are at a potluck buffet and see that you are the first in line.  How do you know how much to take?  Imagine that this potluck spread includes not just food and water, but also the materials...

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