writing, news and place

My writing energy the last little chunk of time has mostly been spent on Green Options material. That site goes live next week, and I’ll be sure to post links and information about it as I think it’s going to be a great site and resource.

Meanwhile I thought it might be nice to talk a bit about the news. You remember that bit I wrote about fun last week? Well, the non-fun strikes again over the whole Aqua Teen Hunger Force light up signs in the city. Yay Boston for being able to determine these things were not explosive devices. Granted, the signs had been there for two weeks, but when we figured out that it was time to be paranoid, the force was there to shut down parts of the city. I spent a lot of my day yesterday checking news feeds and shaking my head in sadness because, when it comes down to it, people are in a place where fun is not allowed.

Class last night was excellent, looking at sustainable buildings and various parts of the design and construction process for a building that was remodeled rather than new construction. The course is going to force me to think a lot about space and space constraints, and the health of indoor spaces, both in terms of the environment, the community, and for individuals. There are two questions to ponder this week: Are we healthier indoors or outdoors? Considering an indoor space that is special, what makes it special, what makes it a space that fosters positive and creative energy?

I’ll follow up as I start to tease apart these issues for myself, but I’d love to hear other perspectives.

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