Author Archives: Deborah Lee
[ad name=”Google Adsense”] Last Tuesday, February 7, 2012, a new show premiered on the National Geographic channel. It’s called Doomsday Preppers. A pilot episode was filmed in 2011 and received good reviews so they decided to run the show. In … Continue reading
[ad name=”Google Adsense”] In the last few years I’ve been trying to make lifestyle changes that help my family be more healthy and more self-sufficient. One of those has been making our own whole wheat bread. It is definitely an … Continue reading
[ad name=”Google Adsense”] I showed up at the church craft night a couple of weeks ago with boxes of old-timey cleaning stuff and a grater. Invariably, someone asked me what project I was working on. When I said I’m making my … Continue reading
The advent of recorded music has changed us. We can now listen to symphony orchestras on demand. We can hear music from across the ages on our cell phones. We have gained greater access, but the down side is that our relationship to music has become passive and it often times nothing more than filler.
I’m not giving up the world of modern conveniences, I’m just looking at things differently with an eye toward the past. When I think of what Ma Ingalls would do, I also think of how my grandparents lived. They didn’t have a lot of these things either. As I ponder these things I am finding a richness in remembering them and in finding a slower way of living.
[ad name=”Google Adsense”] There’s a great little book I just read—Possum Living: How to Live Well without a Job and with (Almost) No Money. It was written back in the late 70’s by a then 18-year-old going by the pseudonym of … Continue reading
[ad name=”Google Adsense”] I’ve been thinking about projects that I want to accomplish this year. One of my problems with doing projects is that I spend way too much time learning about things, quite a bit of time accumulating supplies, … Continue reading
[ad name=”Google Adsense”] We have had four Barred Plymouth Rock chickens since right after Thanksgiving. It has been a fun experience for us. It is surprising to me how easy they are to care for and how much I really … Continue reading
This was the question a parent at Adam’s music class asked me tonight. I was set a little off guard by it because I didn’t just sit down and decide. It’s almost like it has been part of me always.