Remember way back when and the times of push mowers (no motors, just blades) brooms and lawn clippers; times when you could actually talk to your neighbors while mowing your lawn? When did everything get so loud? Here’s an update?
It’s day 8 and man o man all is well in a few neighborhoods across Ohio. The idea was to walk across Ohio and ask folks questions about sustainability and the environment and then record their answers on my blackberry and blog about using Verizon Wireless.
What’s actually happening are random moments of beauty only captured by my naked eye and dialogue for my ears only; not so much wirelessness happening. Not because I don’t wish to share but I forget to press record or turn my video camera on or stop to get out my computer. I’m gonna try to do better, I can feel it.
I am finding alot of pennies, dimes and nickels on the ground so people look down and then pick it up and watch your money piles grow. Oh yeah there’s lots of aluminum laying around too. I think a pound nets about 40 cents and it’s better on the environment. A couple of pounds collected could be great exercise and enough for another aluminum can of soda that can be recycled again.
Along the way I have been connected to Ms. Joan Southgate who walked the Underground Railroad from Ohio to Canada. Check her out at http://www.restoreclevelandhope.org.
I’ve noticed neighborhood parks have removed tennis courts, basketball hoops and there’s not alot of seating. Hmm maybe these areas are better served as community gardens to get people in the parks again. We’ll just grow it and eat it in the same place and let’s name it picnic…remember those?
I’m getting back outside and remember it is never to late to have a happy childhood! (I read that somewhere)…Peace