Junkyard Planet Tells the Story of Scrap Recycling Around the World

I’ve been enjoying reading a book I heard about after someone left a comment on Facebook.  It’s Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade, and was written by Adam Minter, who has a particularly relevant background for his topic.  Minter grew up in a family of scrap dealers, and he learned the vernacular, the Read More …

Lunch Pals and Breakfast Buddies Fight Loneliness

I read an interesting and slightly depressing report today in the Boston Globe.  It said that the number one cause of early death among middle-aged men was not cancer, nor heart disease…but loneliness.  WOW.  This correlates with another survey where thousands of men were interviewed over a period of 75 years and they came up Read More …

Brooklyn Is My Next Stop

I am looking forward to a short little trip on Sunday, to the nation’s fifth largest city….Brooklyn, New York.  I’ll be staying at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, between the Heights and Williamsburg, for two nights. I’ve enjoyed visiting the Park Slope neighborhood a few times, and every time I’m there it has that same energy Read More …