Wednesday, February 28, 2007


The official blog of Halcyon Green is now online!

This is my first attempt at blogging (I'm so behind the times), so I think this blog will get MUCH better with time. For now, please bear with me.

The vision:
Explore ways to live a low-impact life without sacrificing the comforts of a modern world.

Okay, that's a bit ambitious. But then ambition is the root of all change, and I've grown tired of being one of the lemmings that follow the crowd no matter where it goes.

The older I get, the more it bothers me how badly we humans treat each other and our environment. It's getting easier to make good choices, but it's still a struggle with the availability of cheap, mass-produced goods (often the only choice for those of us still on the low end of the salary pool).

My solution of this is two-fold: awareness and creativity.

Graduate training has made me so much more aware of how fragile our bodies are, and how little we know about what we put in, on, and around ourselves. Little by little I'm sifting through the piles of information and deciding what I really want in my life and the message I want to send to producers.

Humans seem to have a natural inclination to want to create. Cooking, decorating, singing, dancing--our reality TV obsession reflects something that is missing in our lives. I've always been one for making rather than buying, but now I'm taking a closer look at how I do that as well. For now, this little effort is my way of joining the handcrafted movement as well as satisfying my need for a creative outlet.

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