Here’s my August column for the Holland Sentinel:
“Paper or plastic?” the person at the grocery cash register asked, without looking up (or saying hello).
“I brought my own bags,” I said, proudly, holding them up for her to see. And with that, of course, she looked up—to get a good look at the tree-hugging Green Panther standing in front of her.
I’ll never know if I fit her image of an environmentalist, because she quickly looked down again and began to scan my items before placing them in my reusable bags.Continue Reading →