Is It Hypocritical to Go Sustainable by SHOPPING?

Is It Hypocritical to Go Sustainable by SHOPPING?

Let’s indulge ourselves in a depressing bit of self-reflection for a moment. Thanks to humans, the world faces a number of epic environmental problems. As a result of manmade climate change, oceans are rising and warming, endangering coastal communities, coral reefs,...
7 Years, 3 Teslas

7 Years, 3 Teslas

Lease technology. That’s standard advice in the high-tech world because when something’s changing so rapidly it’s better to own the latest and greatest than to get stuck with the obsolete. So, I leased my first Tesla—back in the Dark Ages. The year was 2015, to be...
(B)logging from Home

(B)logging from Home

What is the first thing you learned about Abraham Lincoln? That he freed the slaves? Led the nation through the Civil War? Was shot in a theatre? How about that he was born in a log cabin? Yup, that’s what stuck in my 10-year-old brain, and I’ve been pining for one...
Each Step Greener

Each Step Greener

Once in a while in my graduate school classes I run into a fellow student—always much younger than me…they all are!—who thinks we need to reinvent the world all at once to solve our current problems. I push back against the “all at once part.” The only time human-made...
Doing the Rites Right

Doing the Rites Right

The wedding of my middle son a few weeks ago was a magical – even mystical – experience. Talk about “sustainability” – this traditional Jewish wedding was replete with rituals connecting two unique individuals to each other, their ancestors, and a common heritage. Yet...
Kitchen Chaos – Done Sustainably!

Kitchen Chaos – Done Sustainably!

Kitchen Chaos – Done Sustainably! While I have never worked in a commercial kitchen, I am fresh off an experience that I suspect comes close to mimicking the “managed chaos” that defines that scene.  Earlier this week, my wife and I traveled to Milwaukee to...