Archives for: "February 2012"

This Week's Small Step: Consider a CSA

February 24th, 2012
As winter drags on, I grow tired of frozen vegetables. My tastebuds long for the farm-to-table produce that is still weeks away. They remind me that now is the time to plan for this year's supply. more »

Life Saving Flexibility

February 22nd, 2012
I remember a story a few years ago about a man who was hired to paint a water tower. Anxious to get back home, he ignored the forecast and sprayed the tower even though it was a windy day. Everything downwind got coated with tiny blue dots including all… more »

This Week's Small Step: Smile and Say "Hello"

February 17th, 2012
Here it is. The debut post for the new "One Thing a Week" series in which I offer suggestions for simplifying life which in turn allows us to slow down, reconnect with Nature, and live in a way that is in better harmony with our surroundings. This w… more »

A Positive SOS Signal

February 14th, 2012
It's that time again. The latest SOS Signal has been published, this time with a positive message for 2012. Click here to read The Write Beat's latest newsletter. more »

Announcing Plans for More Blog Posts

February 10th, 2012
In appreciation to all my readers, I have decided to add a regular Friday post to my Back to Basics Blog. The post will be titled, "One Thing a Week." It will include one small thing I do to simplify my life which in turn allows me to slow down,… more »

Backspacing My Way Through Life.

February 8th, 2012
"We can always change it later," the client said to me as I was waiting for his decision on whether or not to print the piece we'd been working on for days. I sighed. It was his money, his time, and his frustration that would be wasted if we didn't just… more »

Who Am I to Save a Planet?

February 1st, 2012
The people around me sometimes don't understand why I do the things I do. I suppose that happens to all of us to some extent. Contrarily, we cannot understand why they can't understand. When the reasons for our actions seem so obvious to us, it isn't… more »