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The Earth is worth saving: What planting vegetables taught me about God

Guest post by George Elerick I have been ‘Americanized’. I am a consumer at heart. I really am. I am label-junkie who seems to always need a quick fix. Well, maybe that’s too harsh — I am a recovering label-junkie. I grew up in California, tabloid central, right in the heart of one of the [...]

If you won’t avoid diabetes now, you’ll wish you had later

Guest post from Patricia Harris. Type 2 diabetes is easily the most common type of diabetes. An incredible number of Americans have already been identified as having diabetes type 2, and much more are unaware they are at high risk. Some groups have a relatively higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type [...]

Saving money at home

Guest post from Rachel Whitmire. Originally posted at the I made my bi-monthly bread shopping trip earlier this week and was thinking about some of the things I do to save money. As most people know, I’m a stay-at-home-mom which means we only have one income. And, if you’ve been paying any attention at [...]


Guest post from Thomas Mathie. Originally posted at the Nanolog. I’m not the most patient person in the world… and it is doubtful that I will ever make it in the “Wildlife” genre of photography. I waited all afternoon to take a pic of one of the blue tits who habitually come back to our [...]

Outfitting your kitchen for less

By Russell Ramirez Originally posted at Every time I go to my parents house, my mother wants me to cook — or rather, show her how to make a new dish, a new technique — which I am in favor of and don’t mind one bit. The problem is that as growing up and [...]

Filtered (e-mail) tastes better

By Andy Weir Originally posted at A few months ago, Mike Arthur made a passing mention about the merits of using email filters. This was, of course, during a (slightly geeky) face-to-face conversation. I’d filed that mention for future reference and we carried on putting the world to rights. I filed it because my [...]

Practical insights to living generously in difficult times

In light of the growing economic downturn around the world, I thought it might helpful to share a few principles about living generously through such difficult times. I know that this may sound counter-intuitive, but stay with me :)