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Clothing Swap Extravaganza

Last night some friends (and friends of friends) and I had a clothing swap. Everyone brought items that were in reasonably good condition, but that no longer fit or got any use for one reason or another.  Most ladies came with one or two bags stuffed with stuff.  We put...

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My Less-Toxic Life List

Reading Deanna Duke’s book The Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You has made me look much more carefully at the things that I do and the products I buy for my family.  It’s not realistic for me to think that we will be able to eliminate our exposure to...

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The Non-Toxic Avenger

I just finished reading an excellent book called The Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, by Deanna Duke, an environmental writer, blogger, wife and mother.  The book will simultaneously educate, motivate and scare the wrinkle-resistant pants off of you. It documents how, one awful week in 2007 Deanna's family received...

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The Mountain Beaver is my Enemy

I have a long-standing war with a Mountain Beaver that has taken up residence in the bushes near my yard. His scientific name is Aplodontia rufa, but let's just call him "Butt Head." You may have never heard of a Mountain Beaver. They aren't actually beavers and they don't live anywhere near...

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