Power — Off & On

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us Power — Off & On Debra Redalia Last Wednesday, California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) intentionally cut power to 500,000 customers in parts of 22 counties in to prevent wildfires. This came...

Independence & Interdependence

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us Independence & Interdependence Debra Redalia For me, Independence Day is about more than having a picnic and going to the the fireworks. It’s a time to bring my attention again to the concept of independence in my own...

Why I Celebrate Summer Solstice

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us Why I Celebrate Summer Solstice Debra Redalia Today is Summer Solstice. It’s the longest day of the year and the shortest night. The following day daylight becomes less and less until we reach the Winter Solstice in...

Sunshine Through the Year

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us Sunshine Through the Year Debra Redalia I “accidentally” found this very cool website about ten years ago and it’s one of my favorites. Gaisma.com has very comprehensive data about the amount of sunshine for...

Bamboo Tomato Cages

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us Bamboo Tomato Cages Debra Redalia ccc I want to give you an example of what we are talking about when we say we are choosing Life over being industrial consumers. Here is a corner of our garden where we planted heirloom tomato...

Beyond Consumerism

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us Beyond Consumerism Debra Redalia For the past forty years I have made my living as a consumer advocate. I have given much advice in the course of seven books, numerous magazine articles, and megabytes of Internet content on what...