Children and Plastic Bags
I don't normally have anything to say about children.
Today is only very slightly different.
A License Plate to Get Between
||Spotted on the Prius Chat
group. Now there's an environmentalist!
Seen at a local mall outside a children's play area:
"Unattended children will receive an espresso and a
Plastic Bag Waste and "No Impact Man"
Correspondent Gloria, the very same Gloria who who was
waved at by the pope,
alerted me to a demonstration in New York City Sunday, which is
Rik Panganiban's Blog:
My buddy Rafi is
helping organize a "NYC
Bag Protest" -- a super cool public
action in New York this Sunday to get rid of plastic bag waste. The
all-day event combines inspiring talks by Reverend Billy*
Impact Man, a scary attack by the
Plastic Bag Monster, fun creation of reusable fabric bags, and other
neat stuff. I love how the sponsoring group, the Interdependence
Project, combines meditation and civic
Just yesterday I certified myself as a "crusty cynic."
When Gloria mentioned "No Impact Man" I confess that my reply was less
than entirely serious: "I wonder if I know 'No Impact Man.'
In fact, I wonder if, philosophically, he's 'knowable.'" But,
odd questions of philosophy aside, I do have a minor issue with plastic
bag waste. Every day my Wall Street Journal is delivered in a
plastic bag, or even two bags if it's raining. I've never been
requested to save and return them, or to build a little newspaper
shelter that could supplant the
margins of my
driveway as the delivery area. I'm sure many thousands of
plastics have died for my reading pleasure, and, although they're not
listed as endangered or even threatened, I would happily take small
steps to prevent this waste. One step I shall not take, however,
is the long step across the Hudson River from NJ to NY to attend the
demonstration. So, if you'd like to go, it's safe.
*I suppose if he has a lot of fans, they could form the
Reverend Billy Club. (I know: That wasn't even worthy of an
"Let's Get Together"
I received this for a birthday present some
years ago. At the time I liked it. But if I was aged
to "perfection" then, what am I aged to now? Yes, it was a
rhetorical question. No, please don't offer an opinion
even if you have one.