So, yes, please, if you are able, find an alternative to a disposable plastic straws. But straws only account for a fraction of 1% of plastic waste, so plan your self congratulations accordingly.
blue flowers are lost to/ the dark red shift,/ family of bitterness.
Rearranged from the words of Annie Dillard’s incredible essay about witnessing a total solar eclipse in 1979, this poem became the origin point for a five day immersive performance at Juliet in 2017, and if you are paying attention, you’ll note that its influence is anchored now in the development of the first year of this very magazine.
We walked. We walked past boarded up industrial buildings, and we walked past an unexplained, and unattended, fire safely smoldering in a parking lot. We walked past things—things tinted drab and pale in the kind of sucked out twilight of a city dying to chew you up and spit you out like clean bone.
“I spent one month straight just doing stocks. From there, Chris showed me the process of the chuck and then said, ‘here is the chuck’- and had me do it everyday after that, so it was all about learning from repetition.”
Consumers most often use straws simply because they are given one by default. Today, the burden of taking action against plastic pollution is squarely on those who wish to reduce by not using or to reuse by bringing their own durable straws.
If you’d prefer a big, icey glass of vodka or a glorified, spiked chocolate milk, then you deserve one judgement-free…
Visitors come to pay respect to fallen war heroes, or to see the monastery on Mont-Saint-Michel. All along the coast are bustling beach towns with resorts featuring casinos and racetracks. However, the traditions of Normandy flourish in the colder months when rustic cuisine comforts food-loving souls through Autumn.
“And we slow down and we celebrate, we revel in a way we don’t normally, and we don’t think we’d want to or would be economically viable all year long. It’s a dream, we can’t afford this, here we are, here we have it. For a little while, we get to have all of this with you, all of you.”
In the spirit of These Wild Apples, this series turns snippets of conversation from our dining room into stories for everyone to overhear.