I am a musician, free-lance writer and high-school English teacher. A long-time traditional American music performer, I now write songs and perform with my partner Riely O'Connor. Also, I write articles - focusing on green living and healthy eating - for South Bend Tribune's IN Michiana Magazine. I drive a Prius. I shop at our long-standing Farmers Market and our nearly-new food co-op, The Purple Porch.
In September 2014, two paper companies and a concerned citizen filed a lawsuit in Marion Superior Court, asking the judge to stop the City of Indianapolis’ “recycling” contract with Covanta. We expect to hear from the judge within in the next week or [...]
For many years as a family we have gone to Michigan to camp. During many of the visits we noticed that many Michigan grocery stores have recycling machines that accept cans/bottles. When a can is deposited it is crushed and a receipt is printed for cash reimbursement. The store [...]