News, Musings & Announcements

  • Everybody Deserves ‘Nice’ Things

    How much would you be willing to pay for American-made hair and skin care products that contained only a few recognizable, pronounceable ingredient...
  • Good News! We Are Open Again

    First, let me just say that I am oh so grateful for the support you have shown me and the store through this troubled time. I would very likely be...
  • We Now Offer Carbon Offsets With Every Online Purchase

    We make it our business to only work with people and businesses that are as passionate about the planet as we are. That's why we teamed up with ...
  • Quiet

    On sunny days the marshes, levees and bay are visible from the trail in a few places at least, though the walks seldom start before nine. The boy h...
  • The Places We Will Go

    As this is technically an op-ed piece, I feel obligated to say something useful about what is happening on the planet at the moment. And I surely m...
  • The Purell Presidency

    Trump was a self-declared germaphobe before it was cool. And as perhaps the only thing about the current situation about which he has shown any ...
  • Oh Dear

    I cannot see the future, but I sense certain cultural changes in ours. Because, of course, there will be the short-term adjustments in regards to s...
  • Ask Not Of Your Neighbors What You Do Not Ask Of Yourself

    Most people are familiar with the adage: “When you point a finger, three point back at you.” In psychoanalytic terms, it refers to the unconscious ...
  • The Big Natural-Products-Wrapped-In-Plastic Junction Dysfunction

    You know, I marvel at all of the big beautiful containers of natural products now readily available! It appears there has been nothing short of an ...
  • Let It Grow

    We are planning a celebration of making for May 2020. Click here if you are interested in helping make the scene. Honestly? It seemed like a daunti...
  • Retail Therapy

    I am not sure what it means to anyone else, but retail therapy has taken on certain meanings for me. For one, it means since I am in retail, I must...
  • I Started An Eco-Anxiety Support Group On My Local Nextdoor Page

    So far I am the only member. I have yet to invite anyone else because I am not sure how to go about it. The only thing I am fairly sure of is that ...