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Little Good

My maiden name is of french origin: Pettibone, or literally “Little Good”. My dad has always emphasized that it really means little AND good. Yet, despite my family heritage, I have not changed my profile picture to include the French … Continue reading

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How Facebook Almost Killed a Friendship

There was one person I dreaded seeing at my 25-year high school reunion. Ironically, a quarter century earlier he had been one of my close friends. With an intellectual sense of humor and easy-going personality,  Collin* was a natural completion … Continue reading

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I Hate Telemarketing!

My first experience with telemarketing was when I was 17. My mother was working as a floor salesperson for a company that sold memberships to a discount club. People would come in for tours, and she would show them all … Continue reading

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My White Flag

On February 3, after we had eaten up all the bread that had come pre-wrapped, we started our countdown for 30 days without bread wrappers. Then last night, we stopped again. This time for good. I knew it was time … Continue reading

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A Confession

Dear Mother Nature, I must confess. I have not once kept my promise of avoiding disposable bread wrappers. I am so, so sorry. Really I am. Now, I knew it would be difficult over the holidays, especially when we were … Continue reading

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The Quest for Reusables

Perhaps finding a sustainable solution for soda is going to be easier than my quest for a sustainable bread solution. Yesterday, I went to one of my favorite grocery stores (The Village Market) to see what soda’s they sold in … Continue reading

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Thirsting for Change

More than 20 years ago, I went on a mission trip to Roatan, Honduras. One of my favorite memories from that trip was stopping at a little corner shack and asking for a “Fresco de Banana.” Mmm…In all the years … Continue reading

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