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Article archive for April, 2017

  • April 26th, 2017

    How to Neutralize Sarcasm

    Tweet Some people come into the world with a silver tongue; they have a way with words, and everything they say has the effect of elevating the receiver’s mood. Then there are those who create the opposite outcome: their caustic commentary leaves listeners listless, feeling as though they’ve just absorbed the weight of the world. [...]

  • April 19th, 2017

    Keeping It All Together

    Tweet In our incredibly shrinking world, when we have BFFs across the world up close and personal at the stroke of a screen, when food is shipped fresh and bright to grocery store shelves from another country, does GPS makes sense anywhere except in a vehicle?  Yes. The Go Local movement is flourishing. From farmer’s [...]

  • April 12th, 2017

    What you should never recycle

    Tweet In most years, we look forward to gentle spring rains: the April showers that allow flowers to bloom in May. But after the winter we’ve just experienced, more rain is the last thing many people want, unless, perhaps, they’re permaculture mavens who are harvesting all that water for gardening and home use. Recycling natural [...]

  • April 5th, 2017

    On the Road Again

    Tweet In spring, a young man’s fancy turns to…soccer, baseball, Frisbee, and, if he drives for a living, keeping his rig in good working order. (These days, of course, trucking is a gender-neutral job. We just wanted to quote the iconic Tennyson adage…) While it’s great to finally be free of the snow and ice [...]