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Happiness Through Living With Less

My parents were never compulsive consumers for themselves, the home we lived in, or for us kids. Β I wore hand-me-down cloths and shared a cell phone with my sister until she went off to college. When I went off to college, I took with me a hand-me-down laptop of my dad’s. At one point during that time, I Β even purchased a friend’s 94′ Ford Escort with a speedometer that wobbled within 5 mph +/- of the actual speed you were…

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Gray Days

For the last week or so, the skies have been gray and the days have been dreary. The rain has ensured the constant running of our sump pump, which is proving itself worthy of the task of keeping our…

I LOVE Fall Cleaning

With the coming of Fall and Winter, I always feel compelled to clean my house. I’ve had this ritual for many years, but I never quite put a name to. Now, I’m not talking about the regular weekly cleaning.…

Detroit Proud: A Fresh Perspective of the City

When you hear the word “Detroit”, what do you think? Many people’s perception of this city involves danger, crime, hoodlums, poverty, graffiti, and litter. While this isn’t necessarily untrue, it isn’t necessarily true either! Any city in the US…

Baby Shower for a Foster Parent

The day started out with the power coming back on after a 10 hour power outage the night before. We had some pretty bad thunderstorms and I believe a transformer blew. It was pretty horrible because it was the…