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High Altitude Gardening Classes and Resources

High Altitude Gardening Classes and Resources

| February 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

A gardening geek?  Who, me?   (innocent gaze) Posting the presentation from a class I taught at our terrific local libraries in February and April 2016 and in February 2017, which is fun beyond belief for me. There are so many great people in my community, and it gives me a charge to empower everyone to learn the difference […]

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Five Unorthodox Reasons Why You Should Grow Some Your Own Food (A Little…or a Lot)

Five Unorthodox Reasons Why You Should Grow Some Your Own Food (A Little…or a Lot)

| June 23, 2015 | 5 Comments

In no particular order: When you grow your own stuff, you can tell Monsanto to shove it. In September of 2014, GMO giant Syngenta Crop Protection LLC asked the US Environmental Protection Agency to increase the legal tolerance for neonicotinoid pesticides on crops. Neonicotinoids, as you may have read, are now widely regarded as the […]

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Friday Freedonist: Come on a Small Pleasures Safari

Friday Freedonist: Come on a Small Pleasures Safari

| May 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

I choose to make my life fun. That’s why I have so many games weaving through it. You can make a game out of almost anything, and flip something boring into something that makes you giggle. There’s the What Can I Make Out of X, Y, and Z for Dinner? game, the How Can I […]

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Happiness and Hedonism: Nudging Yourself Toward a Happy Life

Happiness and Hedonism: Nudging Yourself Toward a Happy Life

| April 15, 2015 | 10 Comments

People ask me why I write about what I write about.  At least one person in my life gives me a hard time for “glorifying hedonism,” as though I’m advocating for naked drunken reveling with the Rockettes in a posh Gold Coast mansion (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I wonder about it sometimes.  […]

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Friday Freedonist: What’s Free in YOUR Town?

Friday Freedonist: What’s Free in YOUR Town?

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

We like to have fun, but our greenie life can be expensive sometimes, and that money has to come from somewhere (have you priced really good local cheese lately?)  So we’re always on the lookout for free things to see, do, and learn. We live near Denver, which is hardly L.A. or New York or […]

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Happy Birthday to Me: Are You Celebrating Your Birthday (Week) in Green Hedonist Style?

Happy Birthday to Me: Are You Celebrating Your Birthday (Week) in Green Hedonist Style?

| February 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Let me start by explaining that, here in our house, the concept of isolating a single 24-hour period to celebrate the day of our emergence on this planet is laughable.  Twenty fours hours to celebrate 52 years of this wild, inexplicable, crazy, maddening, magnificent aliveness?  Yeah, see, I don’t think so.  So some time ago […]

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Friday Freedonist: Combining 5 Luxurious Home-Made Indulgences for a Personal Spa Day

Friday Freedonist: Combining 5 Luxurious Home-Made Indulgences for a Personal Spa Day

| January 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s been a hard week, or to put a more positive spin on things, I should say an industrious week.  Work days that stretched into the evening hours, long workouts to try to start shedding some holiday weight, and too little time left over to just sit and take a deep breath. So I thought […]

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Looking Forward to 2014: Five Things to Do Differently Next Year (to have more fun, live even better, and do more good)

Looking Forward to 2014: Five Things to Do Differently Next Year (to have more fun, live even better, and do more good)

| December 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

I don’t generally make New Years resolutions, and fear not, I am not going to start today.  But the end of the year usually finds me gnawing on a straw in a coffee shop somewhere, staring off into space and mulling over what I may want to change up in the coming year.  (Yep, it’s […]

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A Green Hedonist Christmas Wishlist for (Insert Year)

A Green Hedonist Christmas Wishlist for (Insert Year)

| December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Well, I had some high-falutin’ ideas about publishing a big list of greenly hedonistic holiday gift ideas, but that didn’t quite pan out.  So I thought I’d share my own perennial answers to the question, “What do you want for Christmas?”  It may not be too late for you to spring these on someone in […]

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A Pictorial Friday Freedonist: The Extended Picnic, $2.75

A Pictorial Friday Freedonist: The Extended Picnic, $2.75

| November 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sometimes, giving yourself a thoughtful hedonistic treat can be as simple as taking advantage of a nice sunny day, a pretty space nearby, and a little creativity.  My fantastic near-free Friday afternoon started with a simple craving for an outdoor picnic before the weather turns to ice next weekend.  This is an easy Friday Freedonist […]

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