Toxic Load

The CNN headline reads "Tests reveal high chemical levels in kids' bodies".

My initial reaction was a seemingly callous "no duh!" but also pleased that maybe, just maybe, this will finally get people's attention.  Given that K worked on a boat that for over 5 years traveled the globe taking top-of-the-foodchain (sperm whales) tissue samples, finding that there is nowhere in the ocean that is unpolluted, this isn't a big surprise.

Relatedly, I recommend "Michael Clayton".  check it out.  Kinda formulaic at times, but still pretty good.

We took the opportunity to move as a chance to implement something I've wanted to do for a while, which is to have to have a 'plastic-free' house.  Obviously there are limits, but my initial criterion was to minimize the plastic we eat out of, and also to not use "recycling" as an excuse for buying disposable plastic containers - the recycling process for plastics is much more inefficient than for metal or glass, and so you feel good going it, but it's not too great.  Anyway, we found some really cool glass containers at World Traders, and it's going ok.  I'm saying this not to sound all smug, just to illustrate that (a) it can be done and (b) it's really hard/depression how addicted we are to a plastic/toxic lifestyle.


Rocks vs Sox

Congratulations to the Red Sox for last nights impressive win over the Indians of Cleveland. They get the pleasure of meeting the Colorado Rockies in the World Series. Should be a fun week.

My only biased question to ask is: are the Rockies going to sweep the Sox like they did to the Phillies and D-backs? They beat the Sox 2 out of 3 games at Fenway during the regular season ... The magic 8-ball is saying yes... /tuant