A couple of weeks ago, I had a great Zoom reunion with friends from college who I hadn’t seen in almost 4 decades. We had gotten to know each other through our involvement with NYPIRG (the New York Public Interest Research Group). We worked on a wide mix of social justice issues; but the effort I am most proud of was our collective work to pass the Bottle Bill, requiring bottle deposits in New York State. In this photo, I am seen singing some protest song (no idea what it was), on a march from Binghamton to Syracuse in support of the bill (we weren’t protesting the Vietnam War or climate change, but hopefully, our work had some small positive impact on the planet).
The reunion, which included my friends Doug Berman, Jeff Oliver, and Sam Ziegler (who I think took this picture) was a great trip down memory lane. It was also a reminder, that reconnecting with