Clearing the Clutter

Lately, I have been totally overwhelmed by the amount of STUFF filling my house. Useless, decorative, or sentimental, it all seems so unnecessary. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to decorating- Victorian, dark wood and antiques, that sort of thing. But today, the stark white modernist approach is almost enticing.   My writing desk. Yes, … More Clearing the Clutter

The three R’s

It’s the beloved mantra of planet-saving do-gooders, environmentalist hippie-dippies, and now, me. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. I won’t harp on the importance of such a slogan in these difficult economic times, nor will I spew talking points on how humans are destroying the earth andย enabling “global warming.” The fact of the matter is that I want … More The three R’s