About Me

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack 
And you may find yourself in another part of the world 
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile 
You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife 
You may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?

I always loved “Once in a Lifetime” by the Talking Heads.  Maybe I was have been having an existential crisis since middle school, but I really don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.  Never have and I doubt that I ever will.

This is not some Peter Pan refusal to grow up.  Rather, I find myself wondering how I ended up the happily married father of two children living in suburban idyll.  I have no complaints about where I ended up.  I just wonder how I ended up here.  So when I find myself behind the wheel of a large automobile on the way to my beautiful house to see my beautiful wife I truly do ask myself, “How did I get here?”

Through a series of choices, none of them really planned out more than a year in advance, I ended up living a life very different from that which I would have guessed at a decade earlier.  Not better.  Not worse.  Just different.

What does current me still value that old me would recognize?  Nothing, save one–a clean, healthy environment.  Old me wanted such a place because I lived outside.  I spent hours a day on my mountain bike, swam in rivers, slept under the stars, and generally lived the life of a dirtbag.  Current me wants such a place so that my children can live that life if they so choose and so that I can grow old enjoying it with them.  In the end, I guss my desire for a healthy planet is selfish.  I will make no apology for being selfish in this instance.

That is the moment my green misdaventure started.  How could I turn my relatively normal American suburban life green?  Stay tuned…

7 responses to “About Me

  1. I sure hope Subway and other fast foods will be removing the ammonium sulfate from their products also. I believe that is a different leavening type agent they also use for oil spills!

    • It’s also used as a plasticizer in yoga mats. Makes you want to run down and grab a $5 footlong…err, not so much.

  2. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time
    locating it but, I’d like to send you an email.

    I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.

  3. Michelle Tisdale

    Hello. I love that you are testing coffee options and trying to go Green!! I wish everyone was like that1! I work for a company that actually manufactuers 100% Recylable k-cups that you can fill up with any roaster’s coffee you like best at the time. They sell for like 0.20 cents. If I sent you a few samples would you be willing to take the time to give them a try?

    Coffee Curiousity


  4. Hi there! My name is Cameron and I had a quick question for you and was wondering if you could please email me when you have a free moment? Thank you so much! Hope to hear from you soon. cvonstjames AT gmail DOT com 🙂

  5. Talking Heads – fantastic. And the rest of it makes a lot of sense to me too ☺

  6. Hi there! Great blog! Could I get in touch with you via email? I’ve got an article that might spark your interest 🙂

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