Category: Litter

Daisy and I Have a Mug Up

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Thank you Marshall Zeringue for the interview with me and my dog, Daisy, on his site, Coffee With a Canine. I usually reserve this blog for all things plastic, but Daisy asked for a little limelight, and how could I refuse? Besides, as she pointed out, plastic concerns her as well. Dogs and their owners […]

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A Green Launch Party, God Knows I Tried.

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  My new novel, Float, was released in February, so we had a launch party at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center here in Gloucester. The plot of Float swirls around the dangers of plastics in the ocean, hence, no plastics at the party. In fact, I was giving out raffle tickets to anyone who brought […]

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Salacia, the Salty One

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What is the liquid equivalent of unearthed? Not unwatered. Dewatered? No. How about dredged? That’s more about muck than water, but for my purposes, it will work on a metaphorical level, as in, to dredge up the past. Gloucester did not feel the full force of Hurricane Sandy this fall, which gouged out New York and New Jersey, remapping their shoreline […]

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What We Do To Our Commons

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In the few weeks since I wrote about the fragile barrier between Niles Pond and the Atlantic, it has almost disappeared with Nemo. Thank you Kim Smith for documenting it. Niles Pond at Risk Posted on February 24, 2013 by Kim Smith The narrow strip of land that separates freshwater Niles Pond from the Atlantic Ocean was severely damaged […]

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