Hello September.

Around my house we’re getting used to the onset of the new school year. For as long as I have remembered, it has meant coordinating school supply, clothing and activity purchases and making sure everyone had what they needed. This week it means keeping everyone calm, exercising, eating as healthy as we can, and integrating the work we have been doing all Summer into the work that is beginning now. This is not what I would wish for us, but I am completely aware that it could be much, much worse.

Mixed Blessings.

NY Times

This slide show is about an Accra, Ghana computer dumping ground where “gifts” from developing countries are stripped down for their metal content. Young people are being sent to forage for copper, brass, aluminum and zinc but they are being exposed to toxic amounts of lead, cadmium, antimony, PCBs 
and chlorinated dioxins.