Derailed

My birthday list has been derailed because my life has been derailed. On December 11, I found out that my dad died. No warning whatsoever. He had a heart attack in bed. I’m thankful that he passed quickly and painlessly (I hope anyway) but sometimes I think the magnitude of shock and grief might kill […]

Art and Science

I told Deb that “we were in for a weird day.” She had agreed to join me at a performance art event followed by a “sensorial experience.” Artist Oliver Herring was invited to the college campus where I work to put on his performance art event called “Areas for Action.” He spent five days on […]

Fernando Friday

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” —Martin Luther King Jr. How many more people have to die senseless deaths in this country? The time for action is long overdue.

Final Countdown

As my friends Europe say, it’s the final countdown. Thirty days left of being in my 30s. Thirty days left to complete fifteen more birthday list items. #(#)*$@$#  

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 […]