November 12th, 2016 Washington Park, the final day: Walking to the park felt like it took longer than usual today. I left my dorm around 11am after a prolonged breakfast of blueberry pancakes, mashed potatoes, and weak coffee. What a combo. My sole priority was to find a sunny place in the grass to lie down and … Continue reading The last day
1. What is the strongest entry in the site journal? Why? I feel my strongest entry is the first one because it seems the most concise. 2. What did you enjoy about this assignment? Why? I loved how often this assignment required that I write and visit Washington Park. It was a very interactive and … Continue reading -Self Evaluation
And so I asked again, only this time out loud: "Why do we consider a park more natural than the city we're walking through?” "Humans like to categorize and place things in bins. The labeling more or less just happens. You know, there's the suburbs, the city, and this wild place we call nature. We still … Continue reading Answers
Fracking is a horrifying path to a dismal future void of diversity and significant beauty in life. Humans' desire for convenience and simplicity through "cheap-energy" is what is ultimately leading to complexity and the inconvenient truth that the environment is being destroyed. Fracking can be broken down into a few simple steps: Drill a well … Continue reading -Fracking pt2
Fracking is a complicated human contrivance that is the result of shortsightedness, impatience, and an inherent selfishness to exploit the environment, even if it means destroying the earth and the people who inhabit it by pouring and pumping chemicals into the earth, water and air, and denying the blatant sickness bestowed upon nature.
When making a decision, logic is favored more than intuition, or what feels right. In today's society we can see consumers implementing this exact behavior before they make a purchase: "Am I getting the most for my money?"; "Is this product reliable?"; "Do I need to make this purchase?" more so than questions of how that purchase … Continue reading -Eco-Feminism
October 24th, 2016 Day four at Washington Park: I'm walking north along S Franklin Street, a pleasant slab of asphalt that leads right to Wash Park. There are two sidewalks running with the street; on the right side is a baseball field and South High School which, from the look of the brick foundation and staggering tower, … Continue reading Sunset