Getting Your Household in Order

Recently I came across a statement that the words “ecology” and “economy” both derive from the Greek word “oikos”, which means household.  That kind of took me aback, because whenever I read about business or listen to an economist, the message is usually to externalize inconvenient costs such as resource depletion, pollution, carbon footprint…that sortContinue reading “Getting Your Household in Order”

Living the Dream

“I used to envy the father of our race, dwelling as he did in contact with the new-made fields and plants of Eden; but I do so no more, because I have discovered that I also live in ‘creation’s dawn.’ The morning stars still sing together, and the world, not yet half made, becomes moreContinue reading “Living the Dream”

Inspiration Everywhere…Joy to Follow

My room has become an art gallery by accident. Over time, “This is my favorite I can’t sell it ever!” paintings have landed in here, liberally seasoned with masterpieces from my kids.  Now grown, sadly, and not as likely to paint, sculpt, decorate…. but that is ok. One day I was gazing around and wasContinue reading “Inspiration Everywhere…Joy to Follow”

Leave Only Footprints

I just read a wonderful book by Carl Safina: “View From Lazy Point”.  In it he celebrates the watery world outside his window (lucky man) and discusses the changes he sees.  He has a very poetical way of expressing himself.  You may not always be happy when you’re reading what he has to say, butContinue reading “Leave Only Footprints”

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