THE SECRET LIFE OF OUR REUSED BAG DRAWER

Bob and I have taken many steps toward reducing our ecological footprint. Steps which include everything from Bob’s vasectomy, to our mostly vegan diet, to our reused plastic bag drawer. We made a firm commitment years ago to avoid sending plastic to the landfill.

So naturally, when we moved into Camelina, we set aside a […]

SHIFTING GEARS

The best thing we’ve seen over the past three days on the road is several loads of giant windmill parts cruising down the highway.

Christine, our five speed Ford Escort is in fine form, getting 40 miles per gallon on the highway as we speed towards our new life in Pittsboro, North Carolina. A life […]

JUST SAY “NO!”

Ahhhhh! The mainstream is finally catching on! A golden ray of hope this morning from the New York Times, in which Bob found the article “Water, Water Everywhere, but Guilt by the Bottleful.” In the last few months, bottled water — generally considered a benign, even beneficial, product — has been increasingly portrayed as an […]

RIGHT-SIZING

I pulled the huge (93-gallon) green trash cart to the curb this morning, well aware this would be the last time. Today is the day the Denton Solid Waste Department replaces it with their smallest trash cart.

The reduction in service will save us a whopping $33 per year. Also, we’ll be able to join […]

THE DAY AFTER GROUNDHOG DAY

Who are you going to believe, Carl or Phil?

How much louder can we get? Those of us who do believe in Global Warming are at wits end to turn the tide of a train wreck which could render planet Earth uninhabitable.

One of today’s top stories, aptly titled “We face disaster […]

TAKING OUT THE GARBAGE

One of the things we like about Little Corn Island is the fact that we don’t have many institutions here. We don’t have a hospital, a bank, elected officials, or a police force. When a decision needs to be made, the business owners get together and make it.

We have a school, a doctor, and […]