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Do we lessen ourselves?

November 6, 2013 // 4 Comments

This question may move us beyond the context of the litter that lines our streets, roads and pathways. When we look at things from the larger environmental context, do we [...]

A bad day in a good way…

July 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

There are different barometers of my days spent hauling in trash/junk/assorted other shit along my path; volume (i.e. bag buster amounts), removal of specialty plastic items [...]

Chicago is a …

June 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

… a mess. Literally, it would be a bag of plastic – per block. My morning stroll to Caffe Streets on Division was depressing. Surely a city can care for itself [...]

Beating the rain…

June 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here is the #1 rule for anyone walking when rain is forecast: “The rain shall fall hardest when the walker is furthest from home.” That’s how it works, and [...]

Make yourself useful…

June 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

When I was a kid not doing much, which was often, my dad would tell me – in jest, I think – to “Make yourself useful.” It’s been a struggle to [...]

My path as it should be

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

This is the second to last leg of my path. It is the quietest stretch of my route, an overgrown aisle of concrete about 300 yards long with about a quarter mile left to my [...]