I haven’t been riding my bike here during the Winter in Cleveland, but I do think about when it is a little warmer and I pump up the tires and start to ride it again. Individuals who ride bikes usually have a strong bond to their bike, and lots of bike stories. Some of my memorable bike moments include almost [...]Read More →
Where did the word green come from? The word’s earliest roots are with the Proto-Indo-Europeans, a loose collection of tribes that were the earliest agricultural communities. They used the word gro to mean grow. In Northern Europe, the West Germanic people used the word gronj for the color green. In the Dark Ages, when the Saxons (who were groups of [...]Read More →
Recoogy San Francisco is a unique Artist in Residence program in San Francisco, CA at the city’s waste management and transfer plant (also known as “the dump.) In this program, artists are given an opportunity to work with discarded materials at the site, receive a stipend, and get access to a studio space at the Recology Solid Waste Transfer and [...]Read More →
From Hunting and Gathering to Drive Thrus and Microwaves: How Much Time do we Spend Eating and Drinking?
All modern humans were hunter-gatherers from 2,000,000 until 10,000 years ago, spending most of their time looking for food. Everyday activites were looking for berries and nuts, and hunting animals. Stone Age people moved from place to place looking for food, but they stayed in one place as long as there was food and water. Eventually people learned to grow [...]Read More →
I grew up in a suburb in Milwaukee, where everyone had front lawns with grass, bushes and trees. Well almost everyone. There was one girl’s mother who changed their front lawn into a prairie – with tall wild grasses, flowers, and tall plants. This filled the half circle of lawn inside their driveway, and you could not see the front [...]Read More →