• On Occasion Moved To Speak

    by Dan Maher Home
    It appears every living thing is on occasion moved to speak in its own way. And we’ve heard much from many of the usually silent of late, and I ex...
  • Make It Count

    by Dan Maher
    I’ve been meaning to add to the blog for some time. But the truth is whenever I opened to the blank page, it felt like looking into a mirror. I had...
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  • Power (Re)Distributions I Have Known

    by Dan Maher
    Things are usually humming along well enough when it happens. First there is a flickering, a moment or two of darkness, that appear to be no cause ...
  • Everybody Deserves ‘Nice’ Things

    by Dan Maher
    How much would you be willing to pay for American-made hair and skin care products that contained only recognizable, pronounceable ingredients? Wha...
  • Good News! We Are Open Again

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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

    by Dan Maher
    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 ...
  • You Can Get That Online

    by Dan Maher
    ”You can get that online,” one said. "Right?" Another took pictures of my wares and left without a word. Depends on what you mean by “that” I thoug...
  • Shop Like There IS A Tomorrow

    by Dan Maher
    I am about to change the slogan of the store. It took a while to decide on the direction, but after testing a few ideas with customers, it appears ...
  • Billions Strong

    by Dan Maher
    "I'm just a teenager," she said. "I can't change the system." My mind went immediately to Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg, the Swedish teen a...
  • Natural Scents, Medicine For The People & New Threads From Old

    by Dan Maher
    What Do All-Natural 18-Note Perfumes, Organic Full-Spectrum CBD & Stylish New Upcycled Clothing Have In Common? All have deep-rooted connection...
  • Nobody Knows Anything

    by Dan Maher
    Have you noticed?  Yet, if someone can predict what will happen a high percentage of the time, we feel strongly convinced to pay attention to what ...
  • Summer Is Coming

    by Dan Maher
  • Throwing Shade On Boxing’s Shadow

    by Dan Maher
    As a species it seems we excel at building boxes. But now it seems the chickens are coming home to roost. We have so many boxes in our lives these ...
  • Move Slow & Repair Things

    by Dan Maher
    Dear Reader, You know when ‘move fast and break things’ becomes the mantra it might be time to slow down and repair things. Ask any parent who has ...
  • And We Are Just Getting Started

    by Dan Maher
    Dear Reader, I watched Dr. Sanjay Gupta latest documentary about stress. In case you do not know, Dr. Gupta is Associate Chief of the Neurosurgery ...
  • Hello, Savvy Shoppers

    by Dan Maher
    Local retailers are struggling to reposition themselves in today’s faster-moving, more global economy. I wonder, though, how much the average consu...
  • I’ve Been Much Happier Since I Gave Up Writing

    by Dan Maher
    It is amazing how much of ourselves we can put into things we think integral to our self-identities. It is ironic, really; we can work so hard to a...
  • I Am Going To Get All Bent Into Shape

    by Dan Maher
    I took up yoga today. I finished my normal run, crunches, and push-ups, and thought: I need more. I have wanted to be able to meditate for some tim...
  • My ‘House’ Is On ‘Fire’

    by Dan Maher
    Oh, and so is yours. Because the 'house' I am talking about is Earth. And I think Earth is on ‘fire’ because I trust climate scientists know what t...
  • Tidying Up?

    by Dan Maher
    Here’s a link to some helpful hints about what to do with your Like-New stuff: https://apple.news/AtPHhy0UkS5ezhHgV7O1wIQ
  • Present & Future Needs

    by Dan Maher
    Whether we are conscious of it or not, we determine certain basic features of our futures via our present thoughts and actions at every turn.  Thes...
  • Join The Small Business Rebellion

    by Dan Maher
    I read an interesting news article today. (I do not think it was of the fake sort that some talk so much about.) This article reported that small b...
  • We Got Us Here. We Will Get Us Somewhere Else.

    by Dan Maher
    You know, I am often gobsmacked by the facts and the enormity of the many challenges we face. As are my students. Many of them look at the future l...
  • Out With The Old, And In With The New

    by Dan Maher
    Things, like ways of thinking, come to the end of their useful lives for us all the time. Oversized gas-guzzling cars with big pointy fins front an...
  • Sustainable Fair Trade Is Alive & Well

    by Dan Maher
    A long time ago--and I am talking a hundred plus dog years ago--I wandered into a United Nations Store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and discovered a...
  • Organic Bulk Liquid Soaps & Gels Refill Station Coming Soon

    by Dan Maher
    Refill stations are an easy, economical way to reuse your bottles. This is why we are in the process of setting up a modest bulk organic liquid soa...
  • You Know, IMHO, We Really Ought To Think More About Stuff Like This

    by Dan Maher
    Just Saying... I mean cradle-to-grave 2700 gallons of water for one lousy fast-fashion T-shirt? We can do better. In fact, just keeping this T in u...
  • Actually, It's Easy To Be Green.

    by Dan Maher
    Hello Everybody, I am a busy dad, so I understand more than I can put into words about how other busy parents feel these days. Work to improve the ...