I myself have taken that first step to getting out of the house. Anyone who knows me or Googles me is aware that I spend most of my time online-and some of it online while watching TV. I've begun taking herbalism classes at a small botanical shop downtown. It gets me out of the house at least one hour a week and exposes me to something that's healthy and good for me.
Although I have to admit, I am sorely disappointed with the lack of "nature" in Eastern Mass. and on the North Shore. I was extremely spoiled by spending almost 10 years in Western Mass where there are no shortage od woods, gullys, ponds, streams, lakes, and wildlife. It's not that they're non-existent around where I currently live, it's that they are hard to find and few in amount compared to the west.
But I woke up this morning to an absolutely gorgeous Spring day - lotsof warm sun and a nice cool breeze, which will now force me to go to the National Park Web site to see what's around because I've GOT to get out today.
At the same time, Orwell and Eliot and Sinclair were attacking the same syndrome of more information, faster living, frantic brains. All of this when radio and movies were about the most advanced technology on the block. Oh, and atomic bombs, as well. Let's not forget those, shall we?posted by ghostwriter at 3:35 PM on April 22, 2001
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