Why I fixed my wheelbarrow instead of chucking it to the scrap heap

This video explains why I chose to fix my wheelbarrow instead of throwing it away. (It has to do with conserving resources and reducing waste.) http://youtu.be/COBDkCxP3Uc Its inner chamber couldn't be patched after too many punctures, and when I went to Home Depot and Lowe's, I discovered I couldn't buy a new inner chamber, because … Continue reading Why I fixed my wheelbarrow instead of chucking it to the scrap heap

A look at what’s ahead in terms of resources and the economy

The TED channel published two interesting videos recently which present two points of view about the Earth, in terms of its resources and economy. The first is from Paul Gilding, entitled "The Earth is full", and the second is from Peter Diamandis, entitled "Abundance is our future". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZT6YpCsapg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BltRufe5kkI I invite you to watch both … Continue reading A look at what’s ahead in terms of resources and the economy

Oh, the paperwork…

You can get buried in paperwork in this modern, electronic, paperless society of ours. Bank statements, tax records, property tax statements, mortgage statements, credit card statements, store receipts, business expenses, insurance records, car records, the receipt for last Tuesday's gadget purchase that you have to keep for two years because you also got an extended … Continue reading Oh, the paperwork…