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the story of stuff [day 214]

I have an idea.  I know, no surprise… I stumbled upon this little video called The Story of Stuff.  It’s a little over 20 minutes long, but I watched the whole thing.  Before I get into the details here, take … Continue reading

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a day in pictures [day 210]

I just don’t have much to share on the shopping front.  I’m just not doing it.  Instead, I’ll share a few photos today. Abandoned… This house was abandoned in the 70’s, and interestingly enough, it looks as though they moved … Continue reading

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can’t live with it, can’t live without it… reversed [day 203]

I ran across two interesting things this week, one posted on my Facebook page and the other in a Yahoo! Groups post on Compact. These sites, xmaswithoutchina.com and the Marie Claire Yahoo! Shopping post, when combined together, portray a picture … Continue reading

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the person with the most toys, wins [day 179]

With my halfway point coming soon, and in efforts to do something fun and creative, I wanted to test out a couple of ideas I had.  As I was playing around, my dining room table completely covered with junk, a … Continue reading

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flashback [day 106]

Flashback. As a child I was taught to buy a lot of stuff we didn’t need and saving money was not mentioned at all.  My parents always had new cars, with car payments, and the justification?  Buying a used car … Continue reading

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at the mall??!!? [day 88]

I went to the mall… yeah, but it was to eat lunch with a friend.  We ate at Potbelly’s, which is really good!  It made me happy because they recycle there.  I must have a thing for trash since we … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 49 [batteries needed]

My son, Cole, needed 2 AAA batteries for the remote control at the church.  With all of the equipment we have up there that require batteries, nothing requires that size.  After we had lunch, I told him I would stop … Continue reading

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[book review] irresistible revolution by shane claiborne

Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Zondervan (February 1, 2006) ISBN-10: 0310266300 Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Irresistible-Revolution-Living-Ordinary-Radical/dp/0310266300/ I did a review of this book on amazon.com on June 5th, 2010. This book makes me want to not only make some small changes, but change … Continue reading

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I have been reading many books lately about poverty and homelessness.  Among those are Under the Overpass, Trolls and Truth and Irresistible Revolution.  I have a long list of other books that I have on my reading list, but one at a time. … Continue reading

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