March Eco-Madness

Love Earth Now at Vroman's

My favorite locally-owned bookstore just happens to sit next to my favorite movie theater. It’s a match made in heaven for me—and a time-and-money sinkhole from my husband’s perspective. I can catch the latest blockbuster or an off-the-wall foreign film and enjoy free popcorn refills at the Laemmle

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A Natural Epiphany

Originally published in Earth Almanac, Living Earth Center, 2019 Newsletter. livingearthcentermn.org

On this day in early January, my thoughts turn to resolutions, intentions and wild schemes for loving Earth even more in 2019. Yes, I am still mulling over my goals for the new year. I resolutely hold off on setting my

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‘Tis the Season to Eat, Drink and . . . Waste Less!

Hello, holidays! My favorite time of year. Every excuse in the world to partake and pay it later. That’s how I feel about pecan pie, egg nog and sparkling beverages, that is.

NOT so much when it comes to all the WASTE. When I think of all those shipping boxes full of plastic or Styrofoam packaging, miles of discarded

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Permission.

 

 

 “So it’s come to this,” I mutter as I dumpster dive into the recycle bin. I’m digging out any scrap of paper with enough white space that I can write on. Because this is a note to myself, I don’t need a pristine piece of paper. And

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Squirrelly.

Sitting at a sun-bleached table in an urban garden, notebooks and laptops spread between us, Caroline and I commiserate over recent chaos. Cars breaking down, reliable people flaking, confirmed gigs falling through . . . all for no discernible reason, except our own crazy-making. A scratching sound from somewhere

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