"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.

2011-11-27 Slowing Down

Recently I have been thinking about slowing down. Of course, say my friends, you have reached retirement and so that is a legitimate proposition. But then, when I connect with some of my retired friends, one of their complaints I hear most often is that they are busier than ever

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2009-12-10 Food Miles

When I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s on a mixed farm in Southern Manitoba I lived about as close to most of our family’s food supply as one can imagine. My mother’s large garden furnished all the vegetables we ate year round. Our meat came from the farm animals we butchered. Sometimes my father

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2009-12-03 Will the Oil Last

In 1972, long before anyone was thinking about climate change, when Hwy. 12 was two lanes and Hwy 52 was gravel, a very significant book was published. The Limits to Growth, written by four scientists said that growth is good – but within limits. As long as a child is a juvenile, growth is good, but once that child reaches maturity, continuing growth is a sign of illness. Ultimately continuing growth kills. Economic growth...

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