The Home Death Movement: Reclaiming an Important Part of Human Life

Have you ever wondered why it is considered standard to inject the body with embalming chemicals?  Why do we put the deceased in thick caskets of metal, or even wood, and place that casket inside a concrete vault, before we even think about setting it all down in the soil of the cemetery?  Are we … Continue reading The Home Death Movement: Reclaiming an Important Part of Human Life

Eyes Tired? Eye degeneration? You need to know about Iris!

Technology advances at lightning speed - as least, it seems like it does! I been staring at screens almost my whole life, whereas my Mom just started really using the computer a few years ago! When I began my first job, where I was required to look at a PC monitor screen for 8 hours/5 … Continue reading Eyes Tired? Eye degeneration? You need to know about Iris!

Going Analog – Balancing Convenience with Health

How analog can I go in 2018?  And why would I ever want to?  Am I nuts? In the picture above, Chip, from the 2018 sitcom "Living Biblically," prepares to live the following day without his smartphone.  Into his glamorous fanny pack and onto his body he dons the analog counterparts which the smartphone has … Continue reading Going Analog – Balancing Convenience with Health

Prepare Yourself for Car Breakdowns or Winter Crises

Out of all of the areas of life - transportation and car ownership is one of the areas where there are no compromises to improve the health of our environment, unless you count choosing a fuel efficient vehicle, or a hybrid as a truly viable improvement.  Out of all the compact cars I test drove … Continue reading Prepare Yourself for Car Breakdowns or Winter Crises

Effectively Haggle a Fair Price for a New Used Car, avoiding Sexism

Many men won't admit this, and many men aren't able to SEE this, but it's true --- your dad or husband or brother can negotiate better deals at the dealership than you, if you are a woman.   Just as white people (such as myself) have a hard time fully recognizing the privileges they receive as white-skinned people, … Continue reading Effectively Haggle a Fair Price for a New Used Car, avoiding Sexism