Starting to Conserve

Starting to Conserve

Over the past several months, I have been prompted to think more about conservation, stewardship, reusing, recyclying, saving, etc., and I have to admit, I feel a bit overwhelmed. There are so many statistics from so many sources. And the problem can just seem...
Starting to Conserve

58 degrees

Though I didn’t want to turn the furnace on until November, the 30 degree nights and 40 degree days have caused me to cave in. However, as a compromise, I’m keeping the thermostat set firmly at 58 degrees (aka “the battle against cold air”)....
Starting to Conserve

Broken Things

Most of the people who have visited me in my new house could probably list all of its imperfections. Not because they are picky or critical, but because I have made a point to show them each one as we tour. Here’s a broken closet door; the old doorbell in the...
Starting to Conserve

Stewardship vs. Consumerism

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my insatiable desire for stuff. And not just any old stuff: I want new stuff. The other day, when I was scrubbing away at the rusty brass light fixture just outside my front door, I realized that the opposite of buying new...