Great Scots

I have an affinity for Scotland, since many of my dad’s maternal ancestors lived there. When I think of Scotland, I think of wild and windy remote areas and tough, headstrong people who like to have a laugh. I’ve only ever been to Edinburgh—it’s a beautiful city—but I hope to return someday to visit the […]

Trashed, as in Waste

I am an avid recycler. However, after watching the documentary Trashed the other night, a sense of urgency washed over me and I realized that I need to step up my game. I have recycling down, so it’s time to focus on zero waste—that is, how can I prevent the creation of waste at the […]

TV and Movie Excitement

  I don’t watch much TV. Maybe 2 or 3 hours a week. So I am overly excited about two upcoming programs that I am planning to watch. The first one being Spike Lee’s documentary about Michael Jackson’s Bad album, which airs Thanksgiving night. I’ll be inhaling my turkey dinner in order to make it […]

Forks Over Knives

  After watching Food, Inc. and King Corn (last year? can’t remember when), I wanted to become a vegetarian. I did begin eating less meat, but I still eat the occasional chicken sandwich or hamburger. I just watched Forks over Knives. OK, now I really want to become a full-fledged vegetarian. This documentary features the […]

Eco-Terrorism, Animal Cruelty, and Tort Reform

The Independent Film Festival of Boston is over for another year…sad. It always goes by so fast. I saw three documentaries that freaked me out/depressed me/made me mad for various reasons. So let me share, so you can be freaked out, depressed, and mad as well. If a Tree Falls This doc focuses on a […]