Sunday, September 20, 2009

Who's on First? Being Green or Being Germ Free?

We are rushing headlong into flu season and the news is saturated with "what to do to avoid swine flu" information. At my age, these are items of importance, but my problem is how to rectify the avoidance of germs and the desire to "be green".

Decreasing exposure to germs seems to involve behaviors and items that are not always in line with being green. Purchasing and disposing of produced anti-bacterial wipes is one, along with the plastic bottles full of hand santizer. Washing my hands and using paper towels (when I'm not at home, I grant you) every few minutes doesn't seem to be green behavior (especially if I'm already coughing and sneezing). Then there is using hot water.

Of course, none of this is wrong. I'm just not sure if doing certain things to avoid the flu means I'm still being green.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009



Here you will find my weekly thoughts on what I've been reading, writing and occasionally those numbers (statistics) that seem to be part of our daily lives.

This week, Bill Konigsberg, Out of the Pocket impressed me as an excellent read for young adults interested in reading the story of a high school athlete who is forced out of the closet.