Kid Stuff

I’ve been working more often with children again, something I’ve done with great delight since early in my career. It often comes about that I work with children in the course of partnering with the parents: first the parents, then the youngster(s). My youngest one-on-one client ever was five. My record number of children on-site…

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Junkyard Planet : Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter

Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter is amusing, terrifying, inspiring, infuriating and depressing. Not the book itself, which is wonderful: Minter is an accomplished journalist with a unique understanding of his subject matter – junkyards, scrapyards, recycling, reuse, landfills, trash and garbage, secondhand throughout the world – because he grew…

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Garbology, the most depressing hopeful book you’ll ever read

Hoarded room Casual Uncluttering project

Garbology Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes is a painful examination of America’s rapport with rubbish. It’s easy to generate refuse, toss it in recycle and walk away. Dishearteningly, everyday citizens’ well-meaning efforts to recycle waste are, at least as of Garbology’s 2012 publication, mostly misplaced. Turns out the folk in charge…

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