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Category: Life


After hearing of my new job last week, friend Paul sent me a great e-card including this thought: I like that. It also happens to fit well with the philosophy espoused by a podcast I’ve been listening to recently, LifeZero‘s “Build Your Own Future.”

Barack Obama on Race in the U.S.

I don’t write much about politics here, but I do recommend that — no matter what candidate you support — each of you find half an hour to sit down and listen to this speech. That is one option. Or, at this moment, in this election, we can come together and say, “Not this time.” […]


When you’re going around the house (and car) resetting from daylight savings time, don’t forget that your cameras have clocks as well. And take the time to remember to check the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors, too.

A 9-11 Rememberance

Of course I knew what day today was, but the emotion didn’t really hit me until I stopped by the school. One of the Milton High School’s young ladies, as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, ‘planted’ 3000 flags and worked to have kids in the school write letters to soldiers expressing their […]

Downshift Your Driving

C3: Look at your calendar for this week and find one day when you can take public transportation, bike, walk, or just stay home. Have fun with it – plan activities to do with your family at home or within walking distance of it. Or have a get-together with your neighbors. Learn more, and take […]

What My Sons Are Doing

On October 30, 1998 Hurricane Mitch struck Central America. Almost 3000 people were killed around Chinandega, Nicaragua, and entire villages disappeared under volcanic mudslides. The government was unable to to provide much for the people and over 300 of the surviving families were move to what little land was available – on top of a […]

DST Strikes

Despite plenty of administrators’ work, emails from various hardware, software, and service vendors, and even mentions on the morning radio programs, there’s a phrase we’re hearing much more often than usual this morning… “what time is it?”

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