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Resources for Life News 200804

Resources for Life News 200804 | 22 April 2008 | Tuesday | Earth Day

Dear Friend,

I know that time is precious for everyone these days, so I’ll try to keep this update short. The approximate reading time for this message is about 2 minutes. Feel free to reduce your reading time even more by skipping over topics that don’t interest you. As I write you this month’s newsletter, I’m sitting on a bench next to the goldfish pond near my tiny home, the Mobile Hermitage, and I can hear the trickling sound of the small waterfall that feeds the pond. The frogs are making a melody, and the cool night breeze is flowing around me.

New Newsletter Distribution and Format. For more than 8 years, the Resources for Life newsletter has gone out every month by e-mail to people around the world, on every continent. Today is Earth Day, so I wanted to do something special for this month’s newsletter. Beginning with this issue, the Resources for Life newsletter will be published directly to the web. The monthly newsletter notice will still go out, letting people know when it is available to read online. The online format of the newsletter will be consistent with the rest of the Resources for Life.com website. This new method of delivery makes it possible to go back and make changes or corrections as needed to text or links that may have changed. It is also possible to subscribe via RSS feed with this new format.

Earth Day. In celebration of Earth Day, the Environmental Resource Group has now been transferred from the old website design to the new one and much new information has been added.

Personal Update. My personal update for April is now available online.

Heart Songs. The April Heart Songs selection is The Blessing by John Waller. The April Heart Songs page has lyrics and a brief essay about the song.

Put Your Life on a Diet. My new book, Put Your Life on a Diet, is now listed on Amazon. It should be available in print by this summer. The official launch of Put Your Life on a Diet is scheduled for 7:00 PM, Friday, 11 July 2008 at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City.

What’s New. Remember you can always find out the latest news by visiting the What’s New page and the Documents page.

Thanks. I want to thank the global team of volunteers and workers “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of Resources for Life. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that Resources for Life can serve you better.


Gregory Johnson, Director
Resources for Life.com
“Resources for Better Living”
E-Mail: g @ resourcesforlife.com (without spaces)
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By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com