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... Continue Reading →

Nancy and Margaret

Well, it's taken me almost 40 years to realize that two of my favorite hobbies were favorite hobbies of my grandmothers (whom I am named after). Are hobbies genetic? Grandma Nancy, who died when my mother was 14, was quite the writer when she was in high school. Her writing is sprinkled throughout her senior... Continue Reading →

MLK Day 2015

As MLK Day approaches, I feel mournful and ashamed—ashamed of my country. Almost 50 years have passed since MLK's assassination, and we still haven't grasped the concept that Black Lives Matter? I can picture him sitting in heaven's cafeteria with Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, etc. They are all shaking their... Continue Reading →

Six Months

I have six months left of being a 30-something. OMFG!! I have six months to figure out how to enter a new decade gracefully = not kicking, screaming, sobbing, and cursing. Alcohol will help, right? I have 14 more bars to go on the alphabet list. I went to Rosebud the other night. I'd been... Continue Reading →

Save the Printed Book

The other day, I read an article about the Boston Public Library's decision to purge 180,000 books, and it made me want to PURGE MY INSIDES. Seriously, it almost brought me tears. It's bad enough that bookstores are an endangered species. If libraries start to "purge" old books to make room for more computers, I'm... Continue Reading →

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