Monthly Archives: November 2010

What are You Thankful For?

It’s not hard to see negative things around you. In fact, it’s easy. What is sometimes hard is to see the good things and to emphasize the positive in your life. Here are just a few of mine. I’m lucky … Continue reading

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Buy Local this Holiday Season

In Madison, we are lucky to have lots of local shops and producers to choose from. I love Absolutely Art on Atwood, Orange Tree Imports on Monroe, A Room of One’s Own on Johnson and Little Luxuries on State Street, … Continue reading

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As American as Sour Cream Apple Pie

With Thanksgiving around the corner, apple (or cherry or pumpkin or sweet potato) pie has crossed my mind a couple of times. I grew up with a mom who made everything from scratch. She was very frugal and innovative. I … Continue reading

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Sock Darning: A Simple Fix

For some reason, I get holes in my socks very quickly and it’s more than annoying. I’ll have a nice pair or warm argyle socks and before the winter is over, one of the socks will have a hole in … Continue reading

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Thanks to Local Farmers and Growers

I love thanksgiving because it is a simple holiday, all about community–getting together and breaking bread with loved ones. Well, it is for me, anyway, because I don’t stand in lines at stores or care a bit about black Friday. … Continue reading

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A Little of This for a Little of That

I recently bartered my graphic design skills for work on my house. This brought a great feeling of satisfaction that this could be accomplished without any money changing hands. Bartering grows in popularity in hard economic times–in other words, now! … Continue reading

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Who Said “All Politics is Local?”

The disturbing trend of outside money pouring into Wisconsin politics continues this year with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pouring money into Ron Johnson’s campaign against Russ Feingold, one of a few non-corporate owned senators. This is not a political … Continue reading

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