November 11, 2007 - Sunday afternoon

Reading The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan on a break while volunteering at the book tables at the Green Festival. I feel like I have OCD, he said--his job was to go straighten haphazardly stacked books, in disarray after tornadoes of readers.

Right now he's also reading Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell; The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and, for his Senior English class, Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Recently he read Gladwell's The Tipping Point.

A favorite book--The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michale Chabon. It was one of the first adult books he'd read. He's read it five times.

It's been four years that he's been volunteering for the Green Festival he's now the president of his high school's Enviro Club. They have an organic garden, they show documentaries, and they bring in guest speakers like Shawn Rosenmoss, a member of Compact, a group who refused to buy new things for a whole year. Saving the earth is about anti-consumerism.