The Omnivore's Dilemma

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been reading a lot about food. Right now I am reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.  Michael Pollan gives a facinating look at where our food comes from.  Starting with McDonald’s chicken nuggets,  he eats his way through an organic meal, a meal from a sustainable farm, and a meal he hunted and foraged for himself.   It is a good read that will make you think about everything you put in your mouth! 

Debt Free

I saw a site today that promised to show you how to get rid of all your debt…even your mortgage….in 3-5 years.  It would only cost you $47 to download their free e-book that would give you all the secrets of becoming debt free.  Well, I can tell you in two words how to become debt free.   Quit charging!   Quit using your credit cards, quit borrowing money, quit taking out loans.  Keep making your payments and eventually you will be debt free.

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Getting Organized

Lately I have been having trouble focusing.  I do a little on this project, a little on that….and nothing gets done!  There is nothing like a bunch of half finished projects staring at you.  It makes me just want to go back to bed!

But then I remembered something I’d read somewhere…. (there’s that scattered brain again, something…somewhere!).  It said that chaos on the outside was a reflection of chaos on the inside.  

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The 9 Adwords Tips You Were Never Told

Someone in the Earner’s Forum asked me the other day for some quick tips on Google Adwords. I have been quite successful with Adwords, and so my post got longer and longer as I thought of things, and each one seemed more important than the last-It occurred to at that point that this would make a pretty good article, as it’s something lots of people participate in, and I don’t feel that many people get as much out of it as they should do! I think it’s a pity because in the work at home and home business arenas, some decent Adwords skills can make a huge amount of difference to your online money making! With that in mind, here are my 9 Adwords Tips You Were Never Told!
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Real Food

I have been reading about food a lot lately. Not cookbooks and such, but books that have caused me to think about where my food comes from, how is it produced, how safe is it to eat?

It used to be easy, I would buy what was cheap, and try not to buy too much junk.  As long as we were eating meat and vegetables and fruit and bread and milk, I assumed we were eating a good diet.  Then I heard about the amounts of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers used in commercial agriculture.  So I went to organic foods, and whole grains. No more white  flour for me! I felt pretty good about that.  Then I discovered the evils of high fructose corn syrup(HFCS) and hydrogenated fats, and tried to avoid them.  (HFCS is in everything!)  Then I read about eating local.  Those organic grapes lost some of their appeal when I realized how much fuel was required to ship them from Chili.  So I started eating more locally produced food.Thank goodness I live in California!  As long as I define local as within 200 miles, I can get almost everything I usually eat.  Make a few exceptions…for coffee and such. Whew, That wasn’t too tough!

Like I said, I have reading about food, and I am amazed at how many different ways our food choices impact our health, and our world.  Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing with you  the different books I have been reading and the changes I have been making in my familes diet. The changes that have been hard, and the changes that have been surprisingly easy.

Hmm. Now I’m hungry.  I’m off to get a slice of homemade whole wheat bread. I think I’ll put some organic butter and some local cold pack honey on it.  Num