I left work early today. (actually I am there on more of a volunteer basis now.)
So I biked over to the local public library to see if I could put up a poster for my first Wellness Workshop that hun and I are putting on in August. Found out, however, that they only allow non-profit orgs to post their stuff there.
As I walked in though, I noticed something I’ve never seen in Utica before, something which made me smile and was a bit serendipitous (spelling?) : “The Veggie Voyager” – a van with posters all over it explaining veg oil engines… turns out the owner is Jay Mankita, a rather well-known singer/songwriter who travels around doing children’s programs and concerts.
I talked to him for a few moments to see what his deal is — turns out he also writes for the blog The Jew & The Carrot, on “Jews, food and contemporary issues.” After noticing my anti-war button on my coat, he gave me a few CDs to possibly review, which includes some good-natured political criticism. It’s good to run into people who are really doing things they believe in and I definitely give press and props to those people. It is also affirming to me and happened just in time to keep me from losing heart …
I think I’m going to start putting a sign on my back when I bike:
“Runs on Veggies”