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Interior design for function over form

Climate Justice and Environmentalism, Community, House keeping, Social Justice By July 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments
If I were to live in a tiny house, it would be a fancy one like this.  Picture obtained from http://tinyhousesmallspace.tumblr.com/

If I were to live in a tiny house, it would be a fancy one like this. Picture obtained from http://tinyhousesmallspace.tumblr.com/

Lately, I have been reading about tiny houses and dense living conditions. Living in a tiny house has a lot of benefits, both personally and environmentally. The smaller your house, the less you spend to heat and cool it, the less you spend on utilities, the less crap you tend to accumulate. Smaller houses are cheaper, and use fewer resources both in building and maintaining. It also frees up more space in your yard, you get more yard out of a smaller property if your house is taking up minimal space.

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The day I decided to face my shunning

Community, Social Justice By June 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments
No one can hate someone that bakes them cookies from scratch, right?

No one can hate someone that bakes them cookies from scratch, right?

As I’ve alluded to before, my neighbors don’t much like me.  It’s been a tough thing for me to come to terms with, especially in the last few months when I perceived it to be getting much, much worse.  I’ve never been super tight with any of my neighbors anywhere I’ve lived (it’s a Colorado thing, don’t ask me why we’re this way, we just are), but I’ve never felt like neighbors actively hated me either.  However, I was starting to feel that way here.

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If I should be murdered

Community, Social Justice By May 12, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

As horrible and grim as it sounds, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about if I should be murdered. Particularly, if I am ever nabbed by a stranger and murdered.

I don’t know what the odds are that this will ever happen. I assume it is pretty low. I know the odds of it happening to a child is 1 in 1.5 million. To put that in perspective, the odds of dying as a result of a routine infant circumcision is 1 in 100. I’m not sure if an adult’s odds of being kidnapped and murdered by a stranger are higher or lower than a child’s, but surely it is not that much off.

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