Posts made in December, 2014

Ban Fracking

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in environment, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Ban Fracking

Reading the wonderful news about Governor Cuomo’s position on fracking. I just hope it’s not too good to be true. We need light like this, hope like this, in the darkest time of the year. The following is a repost of something I wrote almost exactly a year ago…   Today I went to an anti-fracking rally at the Empire State Plaza in Albany NY. I almost didn’t go—it’s not like I don’t have a hundred and seventeen other things to do, and besides I knew I would never find a parking space. But at the last minute I decided to show up. Me and two thousand other people. Everyone was...

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Evergreens: Deck the Halls

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in holiday, Unmowed Blog, winter | 2 comments

Evergreens: Deck the Halls

Welcome to December. It’s a month of irony, I find–the month dedicated to the celebration of light, in which we have the least amount of light. Days so short they seem to end before lunch. Cloudy skies, elusive sun. It’s the month in which winter starts, and ironically the one which is devoted to greenery. I mean, when else do people actually lug entire trees into their living rooms? Behavior that would seem eccentric in May makes complete sense in December. One of the best things about December, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, is that almost everywhere you go,...

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