Spring has sprung. As I write this, I can hear the birds chirping to one another outside my window (and being next to the freeway, I can also hear the whoosh of cars and the buzz of motorcycles, but I’ll take birdsong when I can get it.). It was a wonderfully wet and cold winter, … Continue reading Green is the new black
I’m usually not one to make testimonials, but in my quest to cut down on single-use plastics, I happened upon a fantastic shampoo last year that had me wondering, “why aren’t all shampoos like this?!” I had only recently heard of bar shampoos, so when it came time to restock my shower, I searched in … Continue reading Raising the bar
I don’t think I’ve been more giddy about taking the bus home. Because last week I didn’t take just any bus. I rode one of the new double-deckers that AC Transitdebuted this year. I felt like I was eight years old again. In the mid-1970s, my family lived in Hong Kong, and one of my favorite … Continue reading The magic bus
Usually when the new year approaches, I take stock and make my list of resolutions. Like many people, I often resolve to hit the gym more and to take a mindful approach to my diet. Sometimes the list can be ambitious and lengthy, a surefire prescription for failure. Last year, however, I set a more realistic … Continue reading What’s for lunch?
I used to take the Christmas tree down right after New Year’s. But in recent years, I’ve waited until January 6, the Epiphany, when the 12 days of Christmas are officially done. I pack up the ornaments and unstring the lights. And this year, put my Christmas tree back on the shelves. That’s right, back on … Continue reading We wish you a greener Christmas
It started because of an angry message. We had wanted to thank our most generous supporters for their gifts to our fundraising campaign. To give them a token of our appreciation that demonstrated everything that their generosity had enabled us to do. And so we created a small hardcover book that featured stories and photos … Continue reading My tipping point