Category Archives: lifestyle

The Mortgage Monster

Yesterday our family spent three hours building this: (The Lego monstrosity, I mean, not the other sculpture – that’s a Tenyoh creation. And while we’re at it, the painting is a Micah Bloom original.) Now I think this is a … Continue reading

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How Buying Two Pairs of Running Shoes and Then Donating One is a Fantastic Deal

In 2012, after I had been running regularly for a few years and began going longer distances, I rewarded myself by going to the store and getting fitted with a brand new pair of running shoes. Those New Balance Minimus shoes took me … Continue reading

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Junk Mail Doodling

DISH sends us mail every week. Maybe because our house still has a DISH dish bolted to its side, left by the last owner. Until I get ambitious enough to remove the dish and hunt down DISH to get off their mailing list, I … Continue reading

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The Open Road

In golopomo life, green living, healthy choices, saving money, and overall zest for life often come together like a package deal. I’ve found this to be true especially in my latest efforts to do more errands by walking or biking, … Continue reading

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Best Seats in the House

Last year we moved from a big old Victorian house in Minnesota to a roughly-thousand-square-foot bungalow we rented in our new town of Loveland, Colorado. Downsizing our stuff for the move was an adventure and a delight. Living very comfortably in a … Continue reading

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kennyt Nails It

Minimalism, simplifying, decluttering – these ideas are becoming less fringe-y and more trendy. I follow a couple blogs and do a fair amount of reading and thinking (and not enough writing) on these topics, but this particular post I came across today … Continue reading

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Walk On!

Here’s a great recent post by Mr. Money Mustache. If walking isn’t an ultimate way to golopomo, I don’t know what is. http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/04/10/an-amazing-new-prescription-medication/  

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A Global Moment Without Poverty

This recent TED Talk by Bono (U2 superstar, ever heard of him?) entertained and inspired me – for a few moments, anyway. I can’t say it ultimately encouraged or enlightened me, though. I want to believe the point he is making, … Continue reading

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Golopomo In Your Closet

Nathan came across this article with some great tips for sustainable fashion: http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/MNPCA-334f0c What are some other things you have done or heard about related to dressing sustainably?

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Re-Fridged

In June of this year we installed a small refrigerator back into our kitchen. We lived for just about a year without a refrigerator, but we always had our chest freezer running in the garage, and for most of that … Continue reading

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