preview of what’s next

What will I write about next?

On the 15th of every month, I change my Twitter (@trash_obssession) avatar to go with that month’s theme, and I post a new blog.

Here is what I have in mind (not cast in stone) for the next few months:

October            reducing the use of non-recyclables

November       owning my stuff (or What do Fight Club, SIOL and Cleen Sweep have in common?)

December        electronic waste

Stay tuned!

Are there any other topics you would like to discuss or read about?


Why I love Cerebral Palsy and Diabetes — the organisations

Why did I capitalise “cerebral palsy” and “diabetes”?  I love the organisations, of course, not the medical conditions.

The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (CP) and the Canadian Diabetes Association ( ) rock.

Both organisations seem to run the same program:  their trucks drive to my neighbourhood, pick up gently used clothing and various unwanted household items, and sell them to a second-hand shop.  This generates revenue for the charity and takes junk off my hands.   Awesome.

Sometimes I drop stuff off directly at Value Village or the Salvation Army, but sometimes I don’t get around to it, and CP calls every few months so I set stuff out on my front step and they make it disappear.  Like magic.  Awesome.

Where do you donate your superfluous stuff?