Trash Trip

Exploring waste, from coast to coast.

A Fortunate Series of Events

| October 14, 2009

Timing is everything! Yet another amazing series of events, resulting in something better than I could’ve ever hoped to have planned. In short, the following series of events lead to me attending the monthly board meeting for StopWaste, for Alameda County: Monday, I contacted someone for an interview, who told me I could meet her […]

A Buncha Twitts

| October 6, 2009

I’m not much of a Twitter “follower” but I do provide a way for others to follow Trash Trip via Twitter – for those who do use it. Today, I went looking at my list of followers – just over 30, when I started. Then, I looked at each one’s Twitter account, to see if […]

YouTube, iTube, WeAllTube

| October 5, 2009

After posting a ridiculous number of new videos (60+) from August and September’s trips out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean and Wastecon 2009, I checked out my YouTube subscribers. . . all 14 of them πŸ™‚ Who knew that there was a crowd of trash truck fans? I didn’t. . . before starting […]

Killer App – Not Killer Bees

| October 2, 2009

I’m finally catching up on adding features to this website – a call-in feature. It’s sooooo cool!!! Just click on the button in the right column (it looks exactly like the one above this paragraph), enter your name and number (you have the option to remain “anonymous”), then wait for a call at the number […]

Mega Updates to Photos

| September 30, 2009

After nearly two months of delays, I have FINALLY updated my collection of pictures, from the trip out to the Pacific Gyre. Yay! So, head on over to see what’s new – on the pictures page – there are dozens of new albums… dozens. Enjoy! (Soon to come, videos. Many, many videos)

Waistcon (aka Wastecon)

| September 28, 2009

Last week, I attended in Long Beach, CA. For those who have been to one or two conventions, they all share one similar trait: snacks!! This one was no exception. . . not by a long shot. From ice cream bars and sandwiches, to donuts and cookies, it was there; hard candies, hah! Just […]

Giant Ball of Garbage

| September 19, 2009

Okay, I took some liberties and edited an episode from F u t u r a m a, down to 5 minutes, about 20th century trash returning to earth! If this video doesn’t work, it has probably been deleted πŸ™ I haven’t seen this show in years and happened to see this at a friend’s […]

New, New, New (old stuff, that is)!

| September 16, 2009

Okay, it has been a mighty long time since I made a real update to my blog. Please accept my most heart-felt apologies! Okay, with that business aside, here’s why. . . I was gone, quite literally, for the month of August. Just go look at my Map for August 4-27 – I am not […]

My Own Words

| August 30, 2009

I was asked to contribute to the blog for Here is my original version, for some fun comparison: The world is a pretty small place, especially when you open yourself to discovering it. It’s also covered with a lot of water and a whole lot of people. People make waste, no matter how ecologically […]

Water, Whales, and Garbage

| August 16, 2009

Big, medium, and small – mostly miniscule – pieces of trash float about the Pacific Gyre. While on “prop patrol,” the deck hands (including myself) stand vigil, night and day, to avoid driving our propellor through a patch of derelict fishing nets and ropes. . . not a good thing, when you’re over 1,000 miles […]