Simple Green
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"Simple Green: Confessions of a Former Earthchild," by a semi-lapsed environmentalist, is a rumination on keepsakes and mementos and how best to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle them after somebody dies and leaves all their stuff behind -- a life's residue, inevitably destined for the landfill, unless a sentimental collector intervenes. A personal essay/memoir by Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the "Waterspell" fantasy trilogy.

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"My mother-in-law, my mother, George, Paul: one by one they've died and left us their stuff. I tell myself that I'm not to blame, given the circumstances, for abandoning simplicity and surrounding myself with all these objects. To the casual observer I may look like the worst sort of materialist, a practitioner of over-consumption. But if they'll look a little closer, they'll see that frenzied shopping at department stores and outlet malls did not create this clutter. I've been collecting specimens, like an archaeologist who brings back artifacts to document dead civilizations. My home is becoming a museum, a repository for precious bits of other people's histories."

Published: Seven Rivers Publishing on
ISBN: 9781466164413
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