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The concentration of man-made goods, harsh chemicals, and organic waste all rotting together makes for an environment that doesn’t — and can’t — exist anywhere in the natural world. And yet the landfill is teeming with life. Landfills, while ostensibly inhospitable, have become a biological niche, a biome based around humanity’s waste.
“When I was younger, I would try to get my brother to believe outrageous things. The idea was to tell him something plausible enough to sound legit but ridiculous enough that if he believed it, he would look dumb and I would look hilarious.”
In addition to the demolition derby and pee-wee goat show, visitors to the Greene County Fair were able to check out a strongman contest. The contestants are universally the kind of people you’d want around if you ever find yourself pinned under something you can’t move.
I worked at a dive shop in Colombia for six months earlier this year. Ours was an overnight place, where we stayed on the beach three nights a week. It takes a lot of training to get to that level. But once you get there it’s a dream job. You’re in the water every day. You live in beautiful places.
“If you go to a history book and you just want to read about the Gettysburg Address, go to the index and look up “Gettysburg Address.” That’s what an index is. I make that. I read the book and pull out the things that go into the index, and I write the index.”
Recently, I wrote an ode to my bike after a particularly fun bike ride. This past week, my bike and I got closer still, when I rode it naked through the streets of downtown Columbus.
Being able to bike this trail was exactly why I like biking so much: you can explore without limits, indulge your imagination, and physically connect with the world around you, all at your own pace.
According to some theorists, at one point Yellow Springs was said to host none other than Lee Harvey Oswald, the man behind the Kennedy assassination. Was he really here? Why? How? Was it all just part of a larger CIA-led plot?
An article published in this week’s paper discusses a recent tour of the Rumpke landfill and recycling center organized by Vickie Hennessy and Zero Waste Yellow Springs. Words cannot do the facilities justice.
Fortunately for the backs of the MTFR crew, the department recently got a new cot that will take some of the strain of lifting stretchers for them. Their new cot is a brand new power cot, a cot with a hydraulic lift system capable of hoisting 700 pounds.