Category Archives: life in balance

My Ideal House, Part 4

Nothing is perfect. Solar panel, battery, and vehicle manufacture create some pollution. I still want an energy-intense lifestyle. Hot, clean water. Computer, TV, stereo. AC and heat. Comfort. It’s natural to want to comfort and ease. I just think we … Continue reading

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My Ideal House, Part 2

Things for my ideal house, continued: Enough garden to grow about 75% of my food. That would be vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, and a few free-range chickens for eggs. I’d grow potatoes for starch instead of much bread. Peanuts, … Continue reading

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Warmed by the Sun

The sun still shines, and I’m okay. I understand why cats and dogs nap in the sunlight on chilly days. It’s peaceful. Sometimes we get so frantic working, trying, rushing. Maybe we need to take a few minutes, here and … Continue reading

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Fun Weekend!

Everyone needs an occasional vacation day.  I drove out of town this weekend to gather with friends.  It was really good to see people, and lots of fun playing games.  I worked hard Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, so I could … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Wins Coming Soon!

I’ve run into a lot of brick walls, metaphorically, and learned a lot.  Celebrate Your Wins is a motivational book of advice that has grown out of those learning experiences.   Anyone looking to be happier or more productive could … Continue reading

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Finding a Good Example

Today I’m tempted to slack off a bit.  I’m partway through revision for the next book (Celebrate Your Wins!), and partway through a larger project is sometimes when I run out of steam.  One day’s progress more or less isn’t … Continue reading

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2015, the Year of My Wild Success, Part 2

So what are typical activities for this wildly successful year? What does this look like? Well, today is the ___ day of my year. I can’t change yesterday. I’m not promised tomorrow or even the sunset, though I have goals … Continue reading

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2015, the Year of My Wild Success, Part 1

2015 is my year. The year of my wild success. The year that I succeed, wildly, in my writing and crafting and teaching and everything. I’m happy to share the year with you. Time exists equally for everyone, no matter … Continue reading

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I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions Part 2

Previously, I posted on making resolutions and gave “get in shape” as a typical one. Get in shape? Ugh. Awful resolution. What does “in shape” look like? How do I know when I’ve achieved it? How would I do part … Continue reading

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Stamp Collage Bookmarks

Since I’ve stopped gardening for the winter, I’ve been making postage stamp collage bookmarks.  It gives me some variety and adds a bit of art to the world.  They’re all real U.S. postage stamps, and each bookmark is patriotic themed … Continue reading

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