Tag: "economy"


How a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Reminded Me About Hunger

November 22, 2010 | Comments (1)

When my two year old son wakes up in the morning the first thing he wants is a cup of milk and an open-faced peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Some days it’s more out of habit than hunger. Half of it often goes uneaten or gets swiped by our dog, but we always make it. […]

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Let's Support the 3/50 Project

Let’s Support the 3/50 Project

August 6, 2010 | Comments (3)

You know how you read something and it resonates, but you cannot figure out how to put it into action in a meaningful way?  I’ve been that way for a while now regarding shopping locally.  I agree that it is important, but I always wonder if the shops I patronize are really helped by my […]

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Chicago’s Alley Scavengers: Boon or Bane?

August 4, 2010 | Comments (7)

Last year the Chicago Tribune published an interesting article on alley scavengers, mainly the scrap metal collectors who comb the alleys in Chicago and the surrounding area for old bicycles, appliances and anything else with a bit of scrap metal that might be turned into cash. I don’t know how it works in other regions, […]

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Am I The One With My Priorities Wrong?

Am I The One With My Priorities Wrong?

July 16, 2010 | Comments (5)

I sit at my computer and try to get things done.  Even with the TV off and no radio, I can’t help but learn that LeBron James has signed with the Miami Heat.  My husband comes upstairs to tell me that he signed for a league maximum $99 million over five years.  I can’t escape, […]

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