Swimming on Land

So I decided that was really what I was doing. Not walking, but swimming on land. Today – on my way to an appointment during one of those horizontal, steady, windy, rainstorms – I was SO wet, it was like I’d been swimming in my clothes. The good news is that my ultra lightweight Titanium umbrella held up just fine. The bad news is that it hardly mattered. You know you’re wet when the lining of your pants is plastered to your skin. When the clothes you peel off and hang, are dripping making a small puddle – you were wet. The pink wellies kept my feet dry though!

Swimming Against the Tide

I returned home to find a note from my new favorite ocean photographer, Ken Weiss. Take a look at Ken’s very beautifully done, but sad as hell documentation, Altered Oceans, of how we are destroying the ocean environments and the wildlife that inhabits them.

I chided Ken for his piece on the sustainable sushi news, it was all “doom and gloom”.  A couple of emails back and forth reminded me that tone of voice, irony and such, are too often lost in the medium. I took his first email back at face value. Incredulous that someone writing the LATimes Greenspace environmental blog could not be taking the state of the oceans seriously. It didn’t make sense.

Swimming in a School

Of course it didn’t make sense because the joke in Ken’s emails didn’t come through. Finally, he sent me this piece and it’s obvious, he DOES care about the state of the oceans. Good job Ken! Thanks for sticking with me and please do come by and join our blog event sharing your sustainable seafood (dare I suggest it? Sushi?) experience with our readers…

Here’s the wrap up from last year’s event: Teach a Man to Fish.

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