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.

When it Comes to Stuff, I Guess We Can’t Help Ourselves

[Happy Solstice everyone. There's lots of talk about the lunar eclipse coinciding with the Winter solstice on the web waves ...
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Useful or Impractical: What Trends Do You Follow?

I get a kick out of watching trends come and go. For instance, one day carbohydrates are bad for you, ...
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When You Are Unable to Establish a Connection…

We are each unique individuals, yet it's still comforting to find someone who shares our passion, ideals or perspective. Like-minded ...
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The Power of Suggestion

Life is short, and it's getting shorter every minute so it's natural to want to make the most of it ...
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Forget the Time; Care About Place

Does the clock rule your world? It does mine. Appointments, deadlines, meal times, start times, finish times and even play ...
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Winter Cheer or Holiday Stress?

Ah, it's almost the holidays. How does that make you feel? Excited like a child or stressed out like a ...
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Exploration 101

With the holiday season approaching, gift buyers are in a quandary once again. What to buy? Like last year, many ...
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Don’t Be Afraid

Tomorrow is Election Day. While most of us are looking forward to the end of the campaign trail, bloggers like ...
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SOS Signal Newsletter Ready for Reading

Click below to read the latest edition of The Write Beat's SOS Signal. This month we talk about nutrition. SOS ...
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You Have the Power to Improve Our World.

When looking for a simple solution, it's best to first locate the lowest common denominator. That may be easier in ...
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A Stream Story

Today's post is a recommendation to read a watery blog entry from Sven, a man who spent one afternoon cleaning ...
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Get Ready to Vote

The deadline to register to vote in the next election passed. As it did, I wondered how many voters who ...
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Agree to Disagree

I recently heard a professor of biology deliver an in-depth lecture in which he discussed his views about the importance ...
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Historic Preservation or Modern Convenience?

One small town I used to frequent as a teenager has changed significantly since then. I always considered it the ...
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Summer’s Over. Or is it?

As someone who celebrates each season, I get a little frustrated when the calendar is ignored, and we cut a ...
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Inspire Me Please

"I'm sad that he wants to quit," Andy said to me, speaking of his teenage son who had been learning ...
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What Have You Got?

In the 1980s the late George Carlin delivered his "A Place for My Stuff" skit. The satirical comedian exposed how ...
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Endangered Forest

Large-scale energy development has come to some of my favorite woodlands. You may have heard about unconventional natural-gas drilling from ...
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Blog Change

We are in the process of migrating to new blogging software. Please be patient.Original post blogged on b2evolution ...
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About this Blog

I started this in 2008 to support individuals who wanted to live a simple life. Today, the content has expanded ...
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