Have you ever had that experience where something in a novel crosses over into your world? I’m currently reading Autumn, by Ali Smith, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017, and I had one of those crossover moments today: All across the country, there was misery and rejoicing . . . AllContinue reading “Bubbles”
Category Archives: Environment
Is it All Just the Same Old Story?
Have you had that experience where you are interested in a specific topic or thing, and suddenly, you come across it everywhere you go? For example, when I was pregnant, I suddenly saw pregnant women everywhere. It was so uncanny, that I thought there must be a baby boom. There wasn’t. I saw all thoseContinue reading “Is it All Just the Same Old Story?”
‘Bling Your ‘Cream’ This Summer
As a kid, I looked upon my mom’s (or grandma’s) souvenir spoon collection with a sense of wonder. Their delicately carved handles crested by a coat of arms, country flag or image of a castle or other location created a sense of grandeur and spoke of travel to far-away places. Sometimes, they were the onlyContinue reading “‘Bling Your ‘Cream’ This Summer”
Crazy Lady Chasing Plastic Bag
One thing that really bothers me–besides males who leave the toilet seat up and all things Trump– is an errant plastic bag. Not just bags, but all plastics gone wild: plastic grocery bags caught in a tree, smeary sandwich wrappers discarded on the sidewalk, bottles stuffed into bushes, plastic forks and straws cracked and muddy inContinue reading “Crazy Lady Chasing Plastic Bag”
I have experienced a strange duality of interests over the past few days. In The Netherlands, we experienced a freak snow storm that resulted in code red warnings, early closures of businesses and horrendous travel conditions that basically shut the country down for two days. Despite all of the hassle, it was stunningly beautiful andContinue reading “December Excitement”
Get your Green on April 18th, 2015 with Earth Day The Netherlands, Bezuidenhout Style
Are you interested in making some changes in your life to lessen your impact on the environment, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you live in The Hague area and wonder what sort of environmental non-profit organizations (stichtingen) are out there and what it is that they do? Do you want to learn aboutContinue reading “Get your Green on April 18th, 2015 with Earth Day The Netherlands, Bezuidenhout Style”
Do lifestyle environmentalists count?
I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing, but I’m getting a kind of reputation here in the Netherlands as an environmentalist. And truth be told, that both excites me and makes me uncomfortable. Now here is the question; what do people mean when they call me an environmentalist? Are they referring to my eco-friendly ideologies andContinue reading “Do lifestyle environmentalists count?”