I was mentioning to a friend yesterday the website couchsurfing.com. My friend is a professor of intercultural counselling so she’s pretty cool. But being American her response was wow you’d really have to trust someone to do that. She sounded very reticent. I’m Canadian. My reply was, “Yes, imagine a world in which people can trust and share.” I sounded like a bit cheeky.
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One of my favorite dirty little pleasures is taking a nice warm bath with a good book. Preferably a book about the environment that inspires me. The best book I recently read and highly recommend is Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment. I only wish it was waterproof. Well now it is with Durabook! They’re not much more expensive than regular books and, even better, they’re completely tree-free and 100% perpetually recyclable. The book lasts as long as you need it to, doesn’t use trees, isn’t too expensive, and can be melted down and reused perpetually. Wondrous!