Monthly Archives: August 2010

August 31, 2010 – Henrietta Lacks? Well, now I do too.

According to Wikipedia, “Henrietta Lacks (August 18, 1920 – October 4, 1951) was an African–American woman who was the unwitting donor of cells from her cancerous tumor , which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on waste.

“Sure, Americans eat a lot. But 3774 calories a day? I have family members who subsist almost solely off fried meat and various sorts of potatoes and I’m not convinced that even they hit that number on a regular basis. … Continue reading

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August 30, 2010 – More storage bins.

Yet another day of giving away stuff that was designed for the sole purpose of holding other stuff. When I originally tagged “stuff for stuff” as a category entry for this blog, I thought I was being a bit of … Continue reading

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August 29, 2010 – Less stuff means less to organize.

These sorter boxes were used to keep bills, mail, etc. But I often found myself putting piles of STUFF in these to be sorted or evaluated later. No more. A new rule – if I can’t figure our why I’ve … Continue reading

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RIDding yourself of your ex’s tracks/posts on the Internet.

Think “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” – for Facebook. Ex-blocker.

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August 28, 2010 – Musings about money.

So…the RID project is taking its toll on my willingness to go shopping. While I haven’t stopped buying things when I need them, I find that the act of giving away one item per day is really giving me pause … Continue reading

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August 27, 2010 – Take a picture of this…

It only makes sense that, since I got rid of an old video camera the other day, a 35mm camera would be soon thereafter. I received this camera years ago as a gift from my parents, and I loved it…I … Continue reading

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