the intersection of creation and destruction
July 7, 2016

Jacques Derrida, the "father" of "deconstruction," has fascinated me ever since I learned about him in literary theory. Before he Continue reading

making a plan for the first full week of PFJ
July 4, 2016

to all my darlings: Happy Plastic Free July! to my U.S. members, Happy 4th of July as well!

now that we're Continue reading

day one: plastic free july / byob
July 1, 2016

morning, darlings, and happy july!

today is the first day of our participation in plastic free july. if you're not signed Continue reading

plastic free july prep: how to bulk shop in five easy steps
June 24, 2016

As the seriousness of climate change casts a shadow across the globe, it also throws into relief a collective of Continue reading

inspiration from the rockies
June 23, 2016

I auditioned for an improv troupe once. It didn’t go well. Normally, I like scripted lines. I like the opportunity Continue reading

road trippin’ baggage 
June 21, 2016

it is 6:30am in our fanciest hotel and I just woke everyone up answering the door for room service coffee. Continue reading

grocery “haulternative”
June 13, 2016

Hauls. Eew.

The concept is to show off what one buys, and the general public recoils at the ugly thought. Despite Continue reading

book review: zero waste home by bea johnson 
June 11, 2016

This feels like a bit like the end of a beginning.

Two weeks and five uploads in, YouTube is treating me Continue reading

when going plastic-free is uncomfortable
June 6, 2016

I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Reuse Summit in my beloved Louisville on Friday. The symposium was well-organized, Continue reading

how-to guides for going plastic-free and zero waste
June 4, 2016

The second installment of "Zero Waste Resources" is up, and embedded below.

It's a weird time to join the Zero Waste Continue reading

going zero waste at a vegan festival
June 2, 2016

I'm not truly "zero waste." I'm not truly "vegan." But I bend toward those phrases, arching like a flower finding Continue reading

designs that waste nothing (IMA talk)
May 29, 2016


The Indianapolis Museum of Art - the place I fantasize about escaping to any time I have a bad day Continue reading

the darling m. on YouTube: zero waste resources
May 27, 2016

Triumph! Achievement unlocked! I am now on YouTube.

In my first video ever, I suggest some background Continue reading

August 13, 2015

being plastic-free is a great way to reduce:

1. meat and dairy consumption

2. participation in the culture of busy

4. extravagant spending

5. Continue reading

August 2, 2015

So, I know I said I was going to shut up about food for a while in my last post. Continue reading

when game night was its own game
July 29, 2015

The roomies and I scheduled a low-key game night for this past Saturday – a chance to indulge in wordplay Continue reading

the challenge to live plastic-free
July 23, 2015

We live on a finite planet. Its days are numbered, not unlike our own. That bit of knowledge is heavy. It Continue reading