The Bolinas Gyre *Just Living Jenny #6


It all started after I ate carnitas tacos at a strip mall.

I notice a FB post by my daughter. A photo of my ex-husband buying kind of inflatable plastic water toy from Costco.

I enlarge the photo and see an enormous “Tiki Breeze Raft,” and inflatable island.

“Wow, that’s a ton of landfill plastic in one purchase.”

Seats seven adults with seven cup-holders.

Truth is, I tell myself, I need to practice a little acceptance right now. I’m the one who created this life, where I mind-numbingly have to assimilate the plastic purchasing habits of my ex-husband, who I divorced in 2001, when I left for a woman.

Published by jennyjedeikin

Jenny Jedeikin is a professional writer and has provided editorial direction and content to a diverse range of companies. Her writing, including environmental web content, feature articles, quizzes, infographics, op-eds, blogs and personal essays, has appeared in national publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, In Style, The Advocate, Curve, Whole Life Times, Playgirl and dot429, as well as in marketing collateral for clients Wal-Mart, LinkedIn, University of Phoenix, McGuire Real Estate,, and environmental non-profit Cool the Earth. She is currently working on a narrative non fiction book about her life entitled: “A Genuine Product of the Human Potential Movement.”

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