Category Archives: Local

I Have NDD

I have to face it. I have NDD. That would be Nature Deficit Disorder. Although I jest, I have seriously not spent any time in the real outdoors in several years. I go for walks here in the suburbs, I

I Have NDD

I have to face it. I have NDD. That would be Nature Deficit Disorder. Although I jest, I have seriously not spent any time in the real outdoors in several years. I go for walks here in the suburbs, I

I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

AKA,  why I don’t hike, swim, boat,or camp in the summer! During the summer, “the good life” is constantly on display. This includes vacation time, reduced hours, travel, a summer  cabin, swimming pool, jet ski, and more. I respect my

I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

AKA,  why I don’t hike, swim, boat,or camp in the summer! During the summer, “the good life” is constantly on display. This includes vacation time, reduced hours, travel, a summer  cabin, swimming pool, jet ski, and more. I respect my

Why I’m in the Suburbs

I didn’t always live in the suburbs. I started life on a quiet city street, and my family moved out of town when I was 7. We lived in a community that was comprised of houses lining both sides of

Why I’m in the Suburbs

I didn’t always live in the suburbs. I started life on a quiet city street, and my family moved out of town when I was 7. We lived in a community that was comprised of houses lining both sides of

Everyday Earth Day To-Do List

Everybody I know is quite thrifty and green, and I try to do my part! Here are the big-ticket things I’ve done to amp it up: Moved back to my hometown where people are proud to be frugal (it makes

Everyday Earth Day To-Do List

Everybody I know is quite thrifty and green, and I try to do my part! Here are the big-ticket things I’ve done to amp it up: Moved back to my hometown where people are proud to be frugal (it makes

Food Stories from My Parents’ Generation

Do you feed your kids the way your parents fed you? I interviewed my parents today about the diet they grew up on, and how they fed my brother, sister and me. My parents were both “war babies” born in

Food Stories from My Parents’ Generation

Do you feed your kids the way your parents fed you? I interviewed my parents today about the diet they grew up on, and how they fed my brother, sister and me. My parents were both “war babies” born in

Grocery Shopping Notes # 4: The Fruit Dilemma Edition

I stopped by the grocery store “just for milk” and gave in to temptation to buy imported blackberries, deeply discounted. I have been trying to buy local fruit and veg, but in my part of the world, the fruit is

Grocery Shopping Notes # 4: The Fruit Dilemma Edition

I stopped by the grocery store “just for milk” and gave in to temptation to buy imported blackberries, deeply discounted. I have been trying to buy local fruit and veg, but in my part of the world, the fruit is

17 Local Shops Where I Bought Gifts This Season

This year I decided I would “buy local” for Christmas/holiday gifts as much as possible. I spent two weekends shopping locally before finishing the rest of my shopping at chain stores. A few words about my shopping habits: I have

17 Local Shops Where I Bought Gifts This Season

This year I decided I would “buy local” for Christmas/holiday gifts as much as possible. I spent two weekends shopping locally before finishing the rest of my shopping at chain stores. A few words about my shopping habits: I have