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Common Ground #3
Sunday, February 28, 2021      3 comments

Last time I talked about how YOU AND I are the commodities that advertisers pay money for, and how all purveyors of news have a vested interest in catching and keeping your attention. Before moving on, I want to clarify that this actually a... Read more
Common Ground #2
Friday, February 19, 2021      2 comments

Thought For The Day: When you watch, listen to, or read the news you expect to hear commercials. Let’s be honest – in America you literally can’t ESCAPE them. They’re on our clothing, on our billboards, on the names of our stadiums! But, re... Read more
Common Ground #1
Wednesday, February 17, 2021      3 comments

I'll post the scripts of some little Instagram videos I'm doing here. Thought For The Day: I believe that the critical first step to finding Common Ground with people who believe vastly different things from you is to start by stripping awa... Read more
2021 Plans
Thursday, December 31, 2020      3 comments

emoticon What went well this year? What went poorly? How can I use that knowledge in 2021? Sleeping has been ... Read more
The Whole House Project
Saturday, August 29, 2020      7 comments

I've decided to work on household projects with the idea that in 10 years we will be selling and downsizing. Even if that's not the direction we end up going, or we go that way sooner, this will all be valuable work to make the house more functi... Read more
Changing Habits: Thoughts from Chris Kresser
Thursday, July 09, 2020      7 comments

Got this in an email today, and wanted a more permanent place to refer to it. I think he really explains this so simply and clearly! #1: Know your why To be successful adopting a new habit, you have to emotionally connect with the reas... Read more
How did all that planning go?
Tuesday, June 23, 2020      3 comments

June is winding down, and I thought it was good time to do a little evaluating. emoticon I started the year... Read more
Planning Day 5
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      3 comments

TEAM DAILY FOR 12/31: Planning Day #5: This is a tough one! What brings you Joy? How can you make 2020 the most joyful ever? Remember to not zero in on what you THINK SHOULD BRING YOU JOY, and focus on what actually DOES! ... Read more
Planning Day 4
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      2 comments

TEAM DAILY FOR 12/30: Planning Day #4: Most of us have at least some major or minor physical challenges to deal with. If there is only one doctor's visit or medical procedure you could tackle this year, what would it be? Maybe use tomorrow to sc... Read more
Planning Day 3
Sunday, December 29, 2019      7 comments

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Planning Day 2
Saturday, December 28, 2019      5 comments

TEAM DAILY FOR 12/28: Planning Day #2 - What's the most important food and nutrition-related thing you need to focus on for 2019? ... Read more
Planning Day 1
Saturday, December 28, 2019      2 comments

TEAM DAILY FOR 12/27: Let's make the next 5 days planning days for a healthy New Year. Today's focus? What went well this year? What went poorly? How can you use that knowledge in 2019? ... Read more
Ren Fest Sewing Project
Friday, August 16, 2019      7 comments

Well, my sewing deadline was 9pm, and I put the last stitch in at 8:55, snapped off the machine light and headed upstairs. Whew! I never in a million years thought this would be such a challenge! This is the stretch knit under-tunic: ... Read more
On Independence Day
Thursday, July 04, 2019      7 comments

emoticon IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America W... Read more
On Memorial Day/Decoration Day
Monday, May 27, 2019      4 comments

I just read this lovely and sad article today about one of the very earliest public remembrances of the Civil War dead, from which our grave Decoration Day and eventually our Memorial Day spring. There a a number of cities or towns who lay claim... Read more

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