Of Death and Regrets

My father-in-law died last week. He didn’t ‘pass over’ or ‘pass away’. He died. He’s dead. He’s not coming back – or at least not in a recognizable form. He was 75, touring New Zealand and suddenly collapsed and died within minutes. A good death.  I can write about what he did or did not […]

Bathroom Bliss: Transforming Your Space With Practical and Creative Tips

Bathroom Tips

Practical and Creative Ways to Improve Your Bathroom  Your bathroom has the potential to become so much more than a simple space for taking care of necessities. It can become a soothing oasis within your home with some upgrades and additions.  Many people focus their remodeling efforts on other rooms, but the bathroom needs careful […]

4 Best Charcoal Grills for Your Money

Cooking on a charcoal grill is more an art than it is a science. You mostly need to go by instinct throughout the cooking process. If that sounds like an adventure you’d like to experience, then this buying guide should help.

Unpacking School Sex Ed: Pros, Cons & Age-Appropriate Timing

Sex education can promote gender equality and respect.

Let’s Talk About Sex: Why School Sex Ed Matters Sex education in and by schools is a controversial topic. While some argue that parents have the exclusive responsibility (and right) to educate their children on sex, others believe that schools should also contribute to this vital education. Regardless of personal opinions, the fact remains that […]

Becoming a climate change optimist…

The author takes heart in the fact that only 96% of our energy is coming from fossil fuels

June 18th, 2018 – Updated June 9th, 2023 Yes, there are still those willing to deny that global warming is a reality. Why, there are even some people who continue to argue that the cause is not anthropocentric. But for the vast majority of rational thinkers, it is a very worrying reality… especially if you have […]

Earth is fine… it’s you and me that are in trouble!

Updated: April 16th, 2016, May 17th, 2016 and June 9th, 2023 Lots of us worry about the ‘environment’. I’m one of them! I worry about the remnant flock of Bush Stone Curlews in my neighborhood. I worry about the disappearing frog population. I worry about the local possums who lose habitat every day as my […]

Earth will survive. Humankind might not!

August 10, 202 According to the latest report from the peak scientific body for climate research, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we’re in deep – really deep, trouble. Words like ‘devastating’, ‘irreversible’ and ‘catastrophic’ are peppered throughout the report. The report warns of increasing frequency of extreme weather events with droughts, floods, cyclones and […]

The Lazy Person’s Guide to an Organized and Clean Home…

Learn tips and tricks for maintaining a tidy home with minimal effort.

“Effortless Organization: Tips for Keeping Your Home Clean and Tidy” Are you tired of spending hours cleaning your home? These simple tips can help you keep your space organized with minimal effort. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to a stress-free environment!