Tag Archives: sustainability

Burning Brush in the Carbon Cycle

Is burning brush good for the environment? As a gardener I burn brush on a garden plot a couple times a year, rotating the burns on each of seven plots over time. The idea is the mass of the brush … Continue reading

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50th Earth Day Coming Up

I looked in the recycling bin and there were only eight items in it. Thursday is our day to leave the bin at the end of our driveway and I’m going to wait until next week. It’s not that we’re … Continue reading

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Long Goodbye to Workforce

By July 3, the tenth anniversary of my departure from the logistics company, I hope to have my exit from the workforce defined. I continue to work for pay and barter and am concerned with a loss of income those … Continue reading

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Imagining a Narrative

It’s been difficult to imagine myself in a post worklife world. When I left my last transportation job work no longer defined me. I could become something new and different. Ten years later work continues to occupy a role in … Continue reading

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Long Tail of Carbon Emissions

Earlier this century India and China decided to build fleets of coal-fired power plants as their citizenry entered a world most Americans and Europeans already knew for its modernity and comparative affluence. The two populous states required more electricity. Carbon … Continue reading

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Germinating Leeks

I felt very American on the way to the farm. A flock of wild turkeys took flight from the field on the east side of our lane, and a bald eagle was picking at a deer carcass along 120th Street. … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Roundabouts and Retail Stores

During a tour of my usual spots to observe flooding it doesn’t look as bad as it has. In 2008, the flood waters came to within 100 yards of our home before receding. We are nowhere near that now. Yesterday … Continue reading

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