"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”

Henry D. Thoreau



Rethinking Lifestyles

We prepare a weekly column that appears on page 7 in The Carillon and on mysteinbach.ca every week. It also appears as a blog: Rethinking Lifesyle.blogspot.com. Subscribe to it in your reader and join the discussion through the comment section. We also welcome 500 word essays from readers of the column and will publish essays germane to who we are. Send your essays to eric@southeasttransition.com.

Bringing Paris Home

This week, world leaders are meeting in Paris to talk about climate. The good news is that this is the first time in eight years that we do not expect to receive the scorn of the rest of the world for our role in delaying global progress and pulling out of international treaties.

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Going Whole Hog: Raising Pigs

Have you ever been frustrated with the weeds in your garden? Last summer we decided to wage a war on the quack grass, dandelions, and thistle by unleashing our secret weapon: five pigs!

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What can we expect from our new government?

No matter who you voted for in the federal election, I am sure you are watching with interest the new way in which the Trudeau government is operating. In an unprecedented move, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau has published his Ministerial Mandate letters online. Take a look at Ministerial Mandate Letters.

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The Ingredient List

The other day soap was on my shopping list.

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GreenSpace Options, 2015

Many readers will know that GreenSpace Options is an experimental site at the corner of First Street and Brandt Road. It was born in the aftermath of the new provincial regulations that came into effect January 1st of this year limiting the use of toxic chemicals on city green spaces and private lawns.

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