Navigating the newspaper gauntlet

GOOD MORNING, said the man, smiling broadly as he made eye contact with me. He was holding a stack of Examiner newspapers. As he offered me a copy of his newspaper, he thrust it right into my path and I had to juke to dodge it. “No thanks, I have the Post,” I smiled back … Continue reading Navigating the newspaper gauntlet

In the land of commingled recyclables

I recently wrote about the heinous plastic packaging that encased the energy- and money-saving light bulb I bought.   Several comments left on that post reminded me of one of the biggest differences between living in the suburbs of Washington, DC, and living in a small town in the middle of Pennsylvania: the approach to recycling. … Continue reading In the land of commingled recyclables