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Like so many others wondering about our water supplies, we’re being tested. The infrastructure runs on old pipes, perhaps many leaking lead, copper, and other chemicals. Long term solutions are not quick, but day-to-day decisions face us at every turn. The Many Shades of Green contributes to the solution through podcasts an [...]

Food Fight

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A whole, green, simple, life is attainable. Humor makes it a lot more palatable. From my blog on The Many Shades of Green, take a moment and laugh at our own predicament. Here is a quick look at some of the funny, poignant, and entertaining clips I love. Humor gets the point across like no other. As Mark Twain said, “Against th [...]

The Lump Sucker Available Now

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Yesterday, I couldn’t find a good print of a lump sucker. Go figure. That’s all changed. The New York Public Library has released – free of charge and free to use – many photographs that have established photography as a force of art. Look, enjoy, and take in the force photography has become in its docume [...]

Time for a Very Sweet Year

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Every day is sweet. Every breath sweeter. Time for a very good year. var OB_platformType=3; var OB_PlugInVer='8.0.0.0_Regular';ShareClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)

Big Guy Taught Me about Heros

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One day, I heard a screaming, a howling, something was wrong. I ran next door and a puppy, Big Guy, had gotten through a hole in the fence. Three large dogs attacked him. He was a puppy, only a few months old. His mother went through the hole, fought off the dogs and by nothing less than a miracle, they both escaped back through [...]

Communities Make IT Happen

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All over the world, people inherently know the power of community. In the basic wiring of all people, we are good. We want to get along. We want to create love and lasting, wonderful relationships. We do. We get lost along the way. How do we get back to where we belong? Community. If you’re not already involved. Find a way [...]

Finding Peace with Plastic

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From glow sticks to plastic bags to water bottles, we pop open and consume so many plastic products in our regular-old lives, it is impossible to count the ways. Back when The Graduate hit the screens, plastics just began seeping into our culture. From our televisions encased in plastic to our cell phones to our computer cords, t [...]

An Amazing, Peaceful Start to Life

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin This video shows life starting together, with joy, calmness and a beautiful first breath. Really. Amazing example of a Leboyer birth. var OB_platformType=3; var OB_PlugInVer='8.0.0.0_Regular';ShareClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Share on [...]

Hidden Benefits of Parenting on Scary...

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The day arrives. The newborn child coos in your lap—her big, broad life on your mind. When will she walk? When will he talk? As a parent with a special needs child, these questions suck….but….what changes? The whole damned game. Find out the hidden secrets things some of us know about parenting children with special n [...]

The People Raising Our Consciousness ...

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The link between a peaceful, thriving, global existence connects always, without exception, to the seeds of our consciousness when we make choices.   The pope. The economist. The game changer. Voices speaking loud and clear for changing our global consciousness. Getting the job started. Getting the job done, together. Ready [...]

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