With few words to spare after the last few chaotic weeks, I'll let some of this month's insta-posts do the work.
Just read a description of Medium as a “twitter but for long-form texts”. Intriguing! Testing it out by creating a "Magazine".
Thanks to the marvelous world of Instagram I learnt that the Flight Free movement has arrived to the US - and now I'm guest posting for them!
When I went to Sweden this summer, by train and boat, the decision was a 100% based on my environmental concerns about the growing aviation industry not being a healthy part of our future. It was also 100% based on my fear of flying. And yes, I know that such a thing as 200% doesn’t … Continue reading “Sustainable Traveling”
In a newsletter I received the other day, a teacher mentioned - in the middle of a whole lot of other stuff, without further ado - that they were not going to offer the study trips to the country far away anymore. Trips that they have organized for many years, and which are - have … Continue reading Bravery – as in Walking the Walk
After last week's little post on the fires, new ones have started - the closest one being the Getty fire. I haven't been writing so much lately, but put this text up on facebook and adding it here now too ♥There was a time when, to me, “Santa Ana winds” were just three little words, that … Continue reading Here come those Santa Ana Winds again
Last weekend it started, again. The fires. It's my third "fire season" here in LA now, and this round the emergency-state (and the smoke down here) just lasted a couple of days (the first year we didn't leave the house for about a week, basically), but it was an equally scary and upsetting experience. When … Continue reading Fire Season
It's Monday morning in Venice, and the neighborhood is full of the sounds from gardening tools running. Just as the Wednesdays back in the Valley, Monday is the day here when the air gets thick from the fumes from these "gardening machines", and I still can't wrap my head around the logic in this (because … Continue reading Monday Morning in Venice
That’s what they said, the person cutting my hair, when I told them about my coming trip over to Europe. “That’s so cool though, I’ve never even thought about that one could do that!” they had said the moment before. And just that fact, that this person, who had clearly traveled in their life, never … Continue reading ”I’ve never been on a train”
I had finally made my choice: never, ever would I have to fly again, in my life. The climate-conscious me high fived with my flight-traumatized self. Ahh. As easy as that - train travel, here we come! Two weeks later, by a lake in the Swedish countryside, I heard myself faintly pointing out “Umm, Los … Continue reading Why I Stopped Flying – and Why I’m Quitting Again