Jamies Mears is NOT HAPPY. Read it HERE.
Or just read it here:
read this letter written by kristin van ogtrop from the june real simple. (click on image to see full size...)
and then think about what she just wrote. and published. in a magazine.
if i really was ignorant enough to do this, i’d be embarrassed to tell it.
kristin. its 2008. we don’t fill up dumpsters with "stuff" until they are full, and then RECOMMEND it to others as THRILLING.
you're not a construction worker. you aren't demolishing something. its not ground zero. there's no rubble to remove.
there is absolutely no excuse for having enough things you cannot DONATE, RECYCLE, REUSE, or otherwise do something else with- to fill up a dumpster in your driveway.
its so irresponsible.
an editor's letter sets the tone for the issue. its a (much sought after) forum to offer advice, set an example, and encourage your readers to apply the things found in the magazine to their own lives.
kristin, if everyone of your readers filled up a dumpster, do you know how much shit would go sit in a landfill?
where do you think it goes? or does it not matter, as long as its not in YOUR basement.
the whole article is sickeningly bourgeoise.
i'm not suggesting she go hug a tree, but really?
(or maybe those were tossed out too in the scorched earth clean up)
I heart Jamie. But I would NOT cross her.