And I’m glad to watch Lewis Hamilton drive on a rain-soaked German Grand Prix. To see the winner go back to the 12th position mid race and having to bring out all that inner strength is brilliant. The series takes the chequered flag with everyone thinking about performance as individuals and as teams. The owners, the pit crew as well as the drivers as seen by the journalists who cover this sport not just as fans but with a critical eye. And at one point you know even though this sport is made by money, that’s what draws thousands and thousands to the stands (and to our television sets) race after race, it is the heart. … [Read more...] about Restless during the lockdown? Get inspired by the likes of Senna and Schumacher
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Individual changes aren’t enough Reducing contributions to the landfill is an enormously complex task. Even with the amount of brainpower and effort Phoenix has applied to the system, it’s hard to know whether they’ll hit their goal by the end of this year, or their longer-term dream of becoming zero-waste. And if it’s too much for a city to handle, it’s certainly too much for individual citizens to handle. When Spencer starts telling me about what I should do with my old clothes (yes, I should take them to Goodwill but only the nicely used ones, and Phoenix’s Textile Curbside Collection program means people must not only separate yard waste and recyclables into different containers but also old clothes), I feel my brain start to tug apart at the seams. It’s enough for me to get through the workday and make sure there are vegetables on the table at dinner. Even though I don’t want to be buried in my own garbage, it’s too hard to … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
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I’d rather consider the allure of a fleece and silk knit — so much cheaper than normal! — and how they make me feel swaddled and safe (maybe they’re worth it?) than consider the stock market plunges and the fact I probably should be saving everything I can right now. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Should we still go shopping (online)?