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 and enabling “global warming.” The fact of the matter is that I want… More The three R’s