Monthly Archives: February 2007

Shame on Gore, revisited

When word first surfaced back in August that Al Gore was not as green as he made himself out to be, I wrote him a little note, sharing my disappointment. Now it’s all re-surfacing…so I’ll just point you back to … Continue reading

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The great diaper debate

Our three year old son is still proudly wearing diapers, and there is no inkling of interest in sitting on the potty anytime soon. I realize that these things can change over night, and that some kids need more of … Continue reading

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Buying stuff to save the world?

Eco-friendly products are all the rage right now. I just picked up the latest copy of Domino Magazine (which I happen to like quite a bit because they often feature kitchen makeovers with Ikea cabinets that are affordable and oh-so-cool … Continue reading

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Eco-freak-o

Here’s a little excerpt from my Neat Freak Newsletter in February. If you’d like to sign up, email me at newsletter@neat-freak.com and just say “sign me up!”. NeatFreak News: February 2007 I recently took an Ecological Footprint test and realized … Continue reading

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Pick your poison

After I sang the praises of CFLs, and patted myself on the back for being a good citizen of the earth, I flipped a switch today and one of the swirly things had already burned out. Minutes before, I was … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, big boy

My “baby” turned three last weekend. Here’ s how the party planning went:  “What do you want to do for your birthday, big guy?” “Nothing. I don’t need anything. Just a cake with a fan on it.” The simplicity that … Continue reading

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Dinnertime Dilemma

I’m reading a fantastic book that I highly recommend, Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Never would I have imagined that reading about farm subsidies, biomass, ethanol, and high-fructose corn syrup could keep me up … Continue reading

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