Where does the line begin or end?When can we say we won,Or celebrate a victory?It seems the road never ends,And the journey continues forever.Do you feel behind or superior?Where do you walk along the ground?The crowd walks by faster,Calling out for others to follow,But refuse to show the way.They shove their way forward,But don't lend … Continue reading Poem: Where is the Bottom Rung?
After attending a Master Gardener Gardening Seminar recently, I have been thinking of HOAs (Homeowners Associations) and their role in protecting the land, water, and air via gardening. In many HOAs (not necessarily all), there are strict rules and regulations regarding a home and its outward appearance to the neighborhood. These are almost always in … Continue reading HOA’s and Alternative Gardening
As someone close to me moves to another state using plastic trunks rather than cardboard boxes to contain their things, I think about the world of packaging. I had dealt with packing materials in my last job and was made aware of the mechanics of shipping products across the country and the world. While we … Continue reading Moving with Biodegradable Packaging
Capitalism and big business are the villains of the story being built in defense of Mother Earth. They are decried as the reason we are headed toward an environmental apocalypse. This may be true but it seems a bit shallow in the explanation of how we arrived at our current situation. Business succeeded at selling … Continue reading Business and Convenience: Partners in Crime and Saving the World
The biggest obstacle to people actively working to help the environment isn't their desire or lack thereof to benefit the environment; it is the twin issues of cost and convenience. If the cost is too high or it is very inconvenient to commit to an action, people will not follow through. Usually the issue is … Continue reading Cost and Convenience Vs. The Environment
One of the modern advisors of dealing with money, Dave Ramsey, will tell you that his advice isn't new and that it is how grandma dealt with money. That grandma's views on the world matches with more modern ones is evident in T.D. MacGregor's The Book of Thrift which was copyrighted in 1915 (I have … Continue reading Century Old Modern Advice
People love to be the best and show that fact to others. They also love to feel like they are helping one another and the planet. A business that can show that they are both or can provide both, is one that can flourish in the modern world. Many of the business models and … Continue reading Luxury, Business and Being Sustainable