Cosmetics That Kill

  Well, maybe that’s melodramatic of me to say. But cosmetics might be killing us softly, on top of pesticides, toxic cleaning products, hormones in our meat, etc., etc. Environmental Working Group has some handy guides to help us avoid the most toxic sh*t out there. When I checked the cosmetics database, I found that […]

Links to the Present and Past

  One of my neighbors moved out of state last week and gave me her mini dishwasher. She fondly called it her “link to modern living.” I haven’t lived in a home with a dishwasher in at least 13 years. I am thrilled but also a tad frightened that I will inadvertently flood my kitchen. […]

Shred Fest

  I went through my paper files last night, as I do at the end of every year. I looked at my pile of utility bills from the year and wondered if I needed to keep them. I hopped online and searched “how long does one need to keep utility bills.” I looked at a […]

Procrastinating on a Sunday Night

  All weekend I have told myself that I need to clean out my storage closet. But I keep avoiding it. My latest procrastinating measure: cleaning out my pen and pencil collection. Yes, I’m getting pre-tty desperate. But I do have quite a collection. I sometimes buy pens and pencils as souvenirs because they are […]