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The Best Year of My Life

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day…. You … Continue reading

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Lessons in Persistence, Doggedness & Fighting Dirty from the Bear Pit

The mills and factories of the “Workshop of the World” where I grow up near Gary, Indiana were rusting away and shuttering by the time of my high school graduation. I enlisted in the army to make my escape from … Continue reading

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Multitudes of Angels in the Outfield

Mark Cuban recently participated in a panel discussion regarding the state of business innovation and investment. With my start-up in full swing, I’ve been spending a lot of time with business development types and prospective investors so hearing what he … Continue reading

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Will a “Net Carbon Pollution” redline finally offer global #peatlands some respect and protection?

Listening to President Obama speak about climate change Tuesday I was encouraged to hear him bring up the concept of “net carbon pollution” in regard to evaluating the fate of the Keystone Pipeline. I’m neither for nor against that project … Continue reading

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Lost in translation: A green-washing guide to words like Renewable, Sustainable, Ecological, Environmental, Organic, or All-Natural

After I posted “Why Are We Draining Wetlands and Destroying Peat Bogs to Fill Flower Pots?” it received many supportive comments in various forums. A few prospective customers even sent me their contact information. One commenter, obviously supportive of the … Continue reading

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Shop local: 68 cents of every dollar spent at locally owned Garden Centers stays in the community*

We were out at Johnston’s Greenhouses yesterday, under cloudless blue skies and temperatures in the seventies, to prepare for the delivery of some new production equipment. I have to say being back at a greenhouse, on a beautiful spring day, … Continue reading

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Retiring old notions about saving for the future! Ditching the 401K to fund a Business!

An investor stepped up to the plate this past week and invested his entire retirement savings into The PittMoss™ Development Company and he knows it’s risky. My 401k funds arrived to keep the cash flow healthy while we continue to … Continue reading

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