Thursday, December 27, 2012

First let me tell you who I am. My name is Robert (I try to use Bob these days) and I am a 44 year old happily married man with two grown children (18 & 27) and a grandson. Oh yeah, let me say that my eldest will be getting married in March. My wife and I have lived in Tucson Arizona for the past eight years while my sons live just a couple of hours to the north. Anyway, I have many hobbies: writing (a book will be finished one day), practicing guitar (notice I didn’t say playing guitar) riding my bike and tossing around a Frisbee. Being indoors is not my thing, I prefer being outside, in the sun, doing something. Wait there’s more. I write another blog (I’ll tell you the name later) and I plan to have a spring garden this upcoming year.
Okay, that’s enough about who I am, on with the interesting stuff!
A few years ago the company I work for took an interest in sustainability and finding ways to reduce waste, recycle more and better the workplace environment. I helped in a few ways by authoring the now defunct “GREEN Newsletter” for the employees’, I purchased soy based utensils and compostable cups for the break room and began to recycle the cardboard boxes we get from our suppliers. I should have taken it further, at work and in my own life but I didn’t. That is until recently…
In 2012 my life changed. My youngest son left for school so the wife and I decided to leave our 2100 square foot home with four acres and move to the University area in Tucson. What a change! 2,100 square feet to less than 1,000 square feet of living space. That adjustment took some doing. We had to get rid of a lot of material things that were once deemed as necessary. In the end we made a few bucks having a yard sale and donated enough stuff to fill a 17 foot U-haul truck. That was in August, it’s now December and I have made some good GREEN changes in how I live.
More next week.


  1. Hi ... so nice to "meet" you! I'm looking forward to reading more about your GREEN journey and learning a lot from the steps you take. Thank you for following my blog ... I'm your very first follower and I've added your blog to my blog roll. I'm on hiatus until mid-January but I hope you'll join us then ... we have weekly challenges and meet & greet link-ups ... it's a great community. Best wishes for this blog and the new year! :-)

    1. Thanks for the follow. I hope we can all learn something from one another and share a little humor along the way.