Category Archives: The Life

Biking – Her Story

Have you ever watched a child ride a bike? It is pure joy. It’s pure freedom. It’s as if they are saying “Wow. Look at me go. I can take myself anywhere. What fun!” with every ounce of their beings. … Continue reading

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Being Calm-Assertive

Many years ago, Chuck and I fell in love with Cesar Millan. And while we don’t exactly have the best behaving dog on the planet, we have tried really hard to incorporate The Dog Whisperer’s tips and philosophy into the … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Joneses

There are some great movies and books out there about how stressful, expensive and destructive trying to “Keep up with the Joneses” can be. I didn’t live through the 50’s and 60’s where a lot of today’s social norms began, … Continue reading

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The One Minute Rule

I’m always trying to get organized.  Checking boxes on my ever growing to do list is one of my great joys.  It’s tough to know how much time to dedicate to getting things in order, especially when there are so … Continue reading

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The Joy of Mason Jars – 25 Uses for Glass Jars

I think it is fair to say that we are glass jar fans, that we are glass jar enthusiasts, that we are glass jar lovers.  In fact, we have a whole counter cabinet dedicated to glass jars and their oh-so-precious … Continue reading

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Bummed out by the Federal Government

Part of the Slow Dwelling life is to take a long term look at what we do and make decisions based on that approach. And part of that is taking a long-term view of America. Helping to try to improve … Continue reading

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Recipe ~ Zucchini Bread

Breakfast used to be a struggle at my house.  You see, we prefer a sweet breakfast, most of the time, over a savory one, and the sweet options aren’t always that great.  A fight between healthy (oatmeal, yogurt) and easy … Continue reading

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Distributed Renewable Energy – Solar Thermal (2 of ?)

The first renewable energy system we got was a Solar Thermal system. There are lots of ways to get energy from the sun. When people think of solar power for their homes, they typically think of two main types. One … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better

The realization didn’t hit me like a ton of bricks.  It was more like a slow boil that started to bubble over day in and day out.  I have a new view of the world.  And, now I can never … Continue reading

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Distributed Renewable Energy – Efficiency (1 of ?)

There are many schools of thought around renewable energy. I am not an expert, but I am giving it a try to do my part. Whether or not this matters in the broader scheme of challenges, only time will tell. … Continue reading

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