{Enough, Continued …}

Part One of processing the book Enough is here. I read the book “Enough” by Will Davis Jr and wrote my review.  I kinda thought that would be the end of it.  Lesson learned – my More Than Enough, my Plenty, my Abundance can be or IS someone else’s Enough. Such a neat  idea in theory, but…

Not to Speak is to Speak

I got to thinking that I may annoy others because I send so many article suggestions over FB. So, here is my effort to be more discerning and to discipline myself about what I share.  I’m going to try summarizing five or six (in this case eleven) in a blog post, from time to time.  …

Gonna catch some deals? Make them count.

Going shopping tomorrow? Ask yourself what local, independently owned businesses would you really miss if they disappeared and make sure to get into those stores tomorrow. For every $100 you spend locally, $68 stays in the local community. If you shop or eat at national chains, only $43 stays in your community. If you shop…

Top five reasons to buy Local

Reasons for Buying Local Reason 1 Enrich the community economy. Each time money you spend money at a locally owned business, the tax stays in Dane County to support local resources such as schools, parks, police and fire and much more. When you spend $100 at a locally owned business: $68 stay in local economy…

Nightmares: A conversation with my son.

  Originally uploaded by M e l o d y He says out of the blue, driving down the rode: I want to live with you forever, Mom.  Because — what if  — I’m homeless some day? Trying to understand what exactly he is trying to say, I reply: You can always live with me,…

The Sky is Falling (part 2)

Did you know, around the world, some 26,500 children die every day which is equivalent to:

* 1 child dying every 3 seconds
* 18 children dying every minute
* A 2004 Asian Tsunami occurring every week
* An Iraq-scale death toll every 15–36 days
* Almost 10 million children dying every year

“Nobody’s Perfect” Give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sitting here listening to the White House Press Secretary and I just want to scream. Of course I generally support our new President but give me a break.  This isn’t accountability or new leadership.  This isn’t reformation.  This is same old government. “Nobody’s perfect” is their response to Daschle not paying his taxes. …

Things I Gave Up For the Recession (Updated)

One one of my current favorite websites, The Huffington Post, has a new section, Blogging the Meltdown.  Here’s my entry for how the recession has impacted me.  It’s updated from something I wrote a month ago. Ten (or so) things I gave up because of the recession: Not in order of importance. 1. Coffee shops….

Buy Local: Pledge to Spend $100 at Local Merchants this Holiday Season

12/03.2008 Edit.  No matter where you live, spending locally will help your local community and I would encourage you to consider it. —————- The Isthmus – Madison’s local weekly newspaper – is urging readers to spend at least $100 of their holiday money this fall at locally owned stores in Dane County – a move…

Madness! My Brain on Recession

It is also what my brain feels like today.  I’m starting to really have a pit in my stomach about the state of the economy, every day I am aware of the cost of the most basic things.  I just feel down by it all, dragged down.  It is all madness! (These are trees really…

The Sky is Falling!! (part 1)

This is the best summary I have seen on the state of the current financial crisis, which I read online in Scientific Monthly.  Succinct with ways to fix things. But before reading that article, consider this poem by Kipling. I loved it when I first read it. If you can keep your head when all…