Stephen A. Fuqua (SAF) is a Bahá'í, programmer, and conservation and interfaith advocate in the DFW area of Texas.

July 2, 2010

Never Say Goodbye... Without Recycling

I've been a recycling fool since I was in elementary school, when my best friend and I would walk around house construction sites and collect all of the aluminum cans (we weren't the least bit bothered if there were workers actually there, though typically we were out on Saturdays and that wasn't an issue). For years now I've been meaning to send my old floppy disks to Green Disk, and tonight we finally boxed them up for shipping tomorrow: floppy and zip disks, DSL modems, an ancient dubbed-from-broadcast Spaceballs on VHS (and a few other VHS).

The coup de grâce: Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet. I had to open the liner notes and read/semi-sing the, shall we just leave it at trite, lyrics to Never Say Goodbye. But I was forced to give up half way through. That was about the last audio cassette tape. I think I still have The Cure's Faith/Carnage Visors, and REM's Carnival of Sorts, because those were rather rare even in their time.

Next on the recycling list: my old soccer, debate, and science competition trophies (about a dozen).