26 November 2006
so i think to myself… i am doing a good thing here. i am reselling clothes. i am making bags from thrifted fabrics. sounds environmentally conscious.
but what about all the transport? the fuel? do you know how many things i bought in nyc that i am now sending back to nyc? a lot.
i am trying to have a business model in line with my ethics. but how environmentally conscious can i be and still eat?
anyway, these are things i think about. and one of the reasons i am reading “Uncommon Carriers” by John McPhee. all about transport, transport, transport- trucks, ships, planes etc and the people who drive, steer, fly them. any book that goes into fetishistic detail about 18-wheelers and cowboy boot collections is a thing of beauty to me.
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