It is Thanksgiving 2014, and I’m thankful for many people in my life.
I’m thankful for:
My folks, they set a good standard and give me plenty to both admire and laugh about. Not that they’re perfect, don’t go getting ideas Mom and Dad.
My son Ted: just enough of me to make me proud, just enough “other” to make him interesting.
My daughter Allie: smart, capable and talented – getting ready to launch herself on the world. I hope we’re ready.
My sister Monica, who has been with me since the beginning and is a huge help today.
The rest of my family.… Read More
Use reusable plates, glasses and napkins. Yes, get out the good china, and skip the paper or (yikes) Styrofoam plates. Even when you account for original production of ceramics and using water to clean the plates you come out ahead here.
Use local and organic foods as much as possible. See what your local farmer’s market has to offer the week before Thanksgiving and get creative. Organic food is chemical-free, and promote biodiversity and better soil quality.
Compost your scraps. The average American family wastes 600 pound of uneaten food every year. The least you can do is start a compost bin and make your scraps useful and your plants happy.… Read More