Monday, September 27, 2010

Pearl and Henrietta take cover

I am guest ranting over at Garden Rant this morning.

9 comments:

  1. Your rant in the garden for that, SUCKS.

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  2. AC--Hello, and thank you for stopping by.

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  3. Just read your column in The Garden Rant. Well said. The problem of sustainability is, well, problematic.

    Like some of the people who responded to your piece, I don't like big box stores. But, one of my stepsons manages the Home Depot in a nearby town, and a daughter-in-law worked in one of their Expo retailers for years. My husband, who has worked on several LEEDS buildings, shops there as well. What can I say except "It's complicated."

    My hunch is that the experience of shopping in the big box stores varies significantly from place to place. That's part of what I read in your column. The other part is that none of us, even the most pious environmentalist, is "pure." We do the best we can with the limited knowledge we have, and we continue to look for better ways to live lightly on the land.

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  4. SKH--It is indeed a complicated world.

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  5. Reading what Benjamin of The Deep Middle went through after his guest post, you may want to get a stronger umbrella. Do they make them out of kevlar?

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  6. Les--LOL! I posted it to get people talking, which they seem to have done. Some of them admittedly, have been more civil about the issue than others.

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  7. Seems that Pearl and Henrietta were most wise.

    I'm still chewing. Not just on what you said, there seems to be a fair bit of gristle (do you have gristle in the US?) in the responses too.

    There's never an easy answer to any of it is there?

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  8. Boy do we have gristle in the US! There's a lot of "black or white" thinking on some of the more famous garden blogs. It can get discouraging and isn't helpful in the long run. If we don't talk about issues, we can't solve problems. Or even define problems. I don't necessarily agree with you (but that reflects MY Home Depot more than your post) but it was a good, well-reasoned post.

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  9. VP--Chew away. It seems to me that I chew pretty constantly on these questions.

    EB--Feel free to disagree! I posted it on Garden Rant because I knew that many people wouldn't, in fact, agree. That's what discussion is all about.

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