Free legal guides for living

At home and at work. I love the guides published by Nolo Press, and I think they’re darn near indispensible for anyone managing or organizing a church. I’ve noticed that this publisher of legal guides has branched out a bit, and so borrowed their The Sharing Solution, a book about managing cooperation and sharing of… Continue reading Free legal guides for living

Cold water for laundry

A recent change at Chez Bitb: I’m now washing laundry in cold water only. Some of you will surely wonder what has taken me so long. ┬áBecause of the huge energy cost for heating wash water, the issue for me is not if hot water cleans laundry better than cold water, but if cold water… Continue reading Cold water for laundry

Free your mind from commercial occupation

My “Occupy mind” is moving from plowing (attracting attention through encampment) to planting, even if the seasons belie the metaphor. It’s time to develop concrete actions to match the feelings stirred up in the last two months. A political response is natural, and I expect you to keep pressure on your congregational delegations with respect… Continue reading Free your mind from commercial occupation

Linux, Microsoft users: protect yourself against repetitive stress

I had a harrowing day today at the emergency room. All is well — better safe that sorry — but at the very least, let it be said that I should mitigate against eye and neck strain. Coming home, I re-installed a piece of software I once used: Workrave. It forces you to take short… Continue reading Linux, Microsoft users: protect yourself against repetitive stress

Cold outside, inside — but action

One of the tensions I feel is how far we (Americans, global citzens or the 99%) should respond to the current economic situation: act primarily in concord to develop a new economic order, or retool our expectations for life with less. Or, I suspect, both. I am by habit a rather thrifty person, even in… Continue reading Cold outside, inside — but action