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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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One Simple Thing: Great Coffee That Doesn’t Hurt People

One Simple Thing: Great Coffee That Doesn’t Hurt People

| April 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Time: A few extra minutes on your next trip to the store. Cost: Costs a bit more, but worth every dime Benefits: Better taste, health, money, pollution, kindness If you don’t drink coffee, well, don’t worry about this one. But as coffee is said to be the second most valuable traded commodity in the world […]

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One Simple Thing: Replace Your Nasty-Ass Spray Cleaner Today

One Simple Thing: Replace Your Nasty-Ass Spray Cleaner Today

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Time: 1 minute, or a trip to the store. Cost: $0.50 – $4.00. Benefits: Health, Money, Pollution I grew up fascinated with the women with perfect hair and nails on television, spraying the latest miracle cleaner on countertops, sinks, the mailman, etc.  Look!  You just spray it on, wipe it off, and all of those […]

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Decorating with Meaning: A Different Way to Look at Your Space

Decorating with Meaning: A Different Way to Look at Your Space

| August 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

From where I sit, I can look around the room and know that I am part of something good. On the wall to my left, there is a brilliantly-colored painting, a gift, made by a local artist who does an amazing job at capturing animals in their natural habitat. The subject(s) are a cluster of […]

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Does Your Favorite Brewery Turn Out More Than Just Liquid Deliciousness?

Does Your Favorite Brewery Turn Out More Than Just Liquid Deliciousness?

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday of this week, we will have a HIGH temperature of five degrees Fahrenheit here at Chez GH.  An Arctic blast that everyone I know – husband, dogs, friends, family – will hate.  Juneau, Alaska will have a high of 23, downright balmy by comparison. To celebrate being trapped in the house, cleaning up […]

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Ten Reasons Why I Hate Cheap Plastic Crap, and Why You Should Too

Ten Reasons Why I Hate Cheap Plastic Crap, and Why You Should Too

| January 7, 2014 | 15 Comments

Actually, I’m kinda proud of myself. I managed to get through the entire Christmas buying orgy without saying anything about this, but the holidays are spent and so is my restraint.  Apologies in advance to anyone who may have a fondness for cheap plastic crap, or who is employed by or dependent on the cheap […]

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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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I NEED vs. I WANT: How Do You Tell the Difference?  On Happy Moderation, or Finding the Just-Right Life

I NEED vs. I WANT: How Do You Tell the Difference? On Happy Moderation, or Finding the Just-Right Life

| November 26, 2013 | 6 Comments

It’s coming on winter in the Rockies now, and I’ve shifted from making icy-cold, fizzy concoctions in the Sodastream to preparing round after round of hot beverages during my work day. The day almost always starts with coffee, then around 2:00 I switch to tea or cocoa (fair trade, dontcha know) for the rest of […]

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Not Too Old to Fall in Love with a Bicycle

Not Too Old to Fall in Love with a Bicycle

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have to admit I’m smitten.  It’s beautiful, functional, soulful, and one of an increasing number of excellent things now being manufactured in my economically troubled hometown: From the Detroit Bikes web site: “The prototype was constructed in a coach house off Woodward Avenue, a couple of blocks from where Henry Ford once lived. We […]

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Finding the Good Stuff: Great Places to Find Local, Sustainable, Organic Food

Finding the Good Stuff: Great Places to Find Local, Sustainable, Organic Food

| November 8, 2012 | 6 Comments

Where do you find the good stuff? Here are some ways to scout out foods that are local, organic, sustainably-raised, grass-fed—whatever your preference is.

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