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Posted Thu Sep 30 2010: from NUVO Newsweekly:
A ringside seat at the end of the world: Get your hands dirty
For those of you have seen a couple of my columns, you might get the impression I'm just sitting around in my ringside seat, passively consuming news stories and grousing about the end of the world (as we know it). Nay, no. This year, I volunteered as head of the Trash Committee for my annual neighborhood festival that benefits our community association. It's a big deal for my sweet little neighborhood: hundreds of people show up, thousands of bucks are generated. Though we have our political and cultural disagreements, we come together for the larger benefit of the community, which is the way life should be. So. First thing I did as head of the Trash Committee was to change the name to the Waste Committee. It's a slight but significant shift in nomenclature. Trash is one thing. Waste is another.
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