Old Back to Basics Archives

Originally, the Back to Basics Blog contained posts that were written to support individuals who wanted to live a simple life. The topics included roadblocks to that and often challenged popular opinion in order to get deeper conversations started. Sadly, reader comments were lost when the posts were moved from its original platform to this site. Contact me for additional archive questions.

Pausing in Place

How many times have you been told to reach beyond your comfort zone? It's popular advice that I hear often ...
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What’s Going On?

It's been a few weeks since you've heard from me. That's because I've been busy with two things: 1.) Music ...
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You are the template that others follow

It seems the news just keeps getting worse. The battle in Israel continues. Three hundred Malaysian airplane passengers were assassinated ...
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The Most Real Post You’ll Ever Read

This past Saturday I walked into a Taco Bell for possibly the first time in my life. (Don't tell my ...
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Staying Put

Last week's post prompted a comment from one of my favorite, online writer friends. In his A World of Words ...
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Behind the Wheel

We all want a good life. Yet, for many of us, our desire for happiness and satisfaction is met with ...
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How to turn a sighting into science

I think data is boring. Give me a table filled with numbers and Latin names and you might as well ...
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How to stay safe outdoors this season

Following up to last week's post, I encourage you to read the article I wrote for Lehigh Valley Marketplace, which ...
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Survived the Freeze

Folks around here are beginning to look on the bright side. After a particularly harsh winter, they're enjoying flashes of ...
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Released

Last week I told you about our resident frog we called Brad Pitt. This week I am following up to ...
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Brad in the Pitt: A story about (not) living together

We moved in, so now he must leave. How typical? The human arrives to the detriment of another species. It ...
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Defining Connection

For this week's post, I invite you to read a page on my Website. I wrote it to illustrate what ...
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Danger 360

It happened while I was standing on the other side of the house in the driveway. Whoosh. In a second ...
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Rejecting the Mold

I've always been one to follow the rules. For the most part, rules makes sense. Consider what happens when drivers ...
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I’m still here.

I haven't forgotten about you. Although I've been silent for months, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth ...
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There’s no place like home

I realized that I've stopped taking pictures. Granted, I'm really busy right now -- packing and preparing to move -- ...
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Did you do that yourself?

The post is part of the latest SOS Signal, my bi-monthly newsletter which speaks to the career professional. The time ...
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Tell me your dreams

"That's almost as boring as when people tell you their dreams," my friend said. She was reiterating a comment someone ...
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Killing ourselves with stress

It's enough to eat you alive, from the inside out. Stress can kill. And if you've ever gone through a ...
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A Few Comments About Those Comments

Since I write a blog, I read multiple blogs. You probably read a few too, although sometimes you might not ...
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