Art as Damage Control

Image by alexis22578 via Flickr Olivia and Nate hosted Elliott’s birthday party at CHAP. Fabulous. I was reminded, near the end, that reusing takes many forms, and art is an important step. I was reminded to think of damage as opportunities for art. I studied...

Waste in Jars

It’s reusable. It’s durable. It’s made of glass. And, it’s not allowed in daycares, for reasoning I can understand but think is flawed. “No glass,” was what I was told the first day of Levi’s daycare. The day after we visited...

My Commute (in 2005)

I wrote this in 2005 for the Portland Transport blog for the “My Commute” series. I moved to Portland nearly two years ago. The trip across country took our trusty van as a sacrifice for making the distance in Missoula, so my ex and I arrived without motor...

Eco lunches

I’ve noticed lately two things:  1) there are a lot of tips to show you how to build a green lunch and 2) there is a lot of talk about how organic food doesn’t hold any more nutrition than conventional food.  The discussion that could happen based on these...
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