Weekly Reflections, 16 November 2013

Last night, I awoke from a dream, crying. In my dream, I was remembering my last moments with my dog, Oliver, as I was about to have him euthanized. Only this time, I was begging; begging my Gods, begging the veterinarian and staff that he not die in distress and that I should be the last he saw before he drew his last breath and his heart beat its last rhythmic thump. I remembered stroking his...

The Stuff We Own

It seems silly to write that I love my stuff - but I do. I don't have much stuff anymore (it's taken years of dedicated culling to get to this point), but the stuff I have is useful and brings me joy or makes my life easier.  There was a time however, when I was much more impulsive about buying things. My Story I used to collect beanie babies; though I have the good sense to be embarrassed by it...

In Defense of the Automobile

The ubiquitous automobile - the scapegoat of the environmental movement for its polluting ways is an indispensible tool for many. Love them or hate them, automobiles bring food to our local stores, employ tens of thousands of Americans involved in the auto industry and provide timely and reliable transportation for the average American. The Urban Country Bicycle Blog recently wrote about how the...