Where does your trash go once you’ve thrown it out? Have you ever wondered? Do you even care? Although NASA is (thankfully) discovering other inhabitable planets, you should. Each year humans generate about 230 million tons of trash — that calculates to about 5 pounds per person every day. That’s why 36-year-old Gabriel Dishaw decided to sculpt your useless rubbish into intricate creations.
“My passion for working with metal and mechanical objects has been essential in the evolution of my art. It provides me an avenue to express myself in a way that brings new life to materials such as typewriters, adding machines and old computers – technology that would normally end up in a landfill,” Dishaw said. “My mission is to create dialogue and help find creative, environmentally sound ways of repurposing e-waste.”
The Indiana based artist allowed us to pick his brain to uncover the reasons, methods and hopes behind his so-called “junk art.”
A common phrase I hear when I bring up the idea of saving to new financial counseling clients is that they don’t make enough money to save for retirement, or in general. In many cases, they can barely meet all of their required payments. Even so, I encourage clients to save, no matter how little they make. It’s critical to have an emergency fund for when unexpected life events happen.
*Allergen Warning: this article contains gluten, soy, tree nuts, trans fats, contempt, shellfish, dairy, GMO’s, MSG, BPA, LSD, TBHQ, WTF and whimsy. Consuming raw or undercooked opinions may increase your chances of developing a sense of humor.*
I have some news for you: you’re going to die.
Probably not today. And if you’re young or lucky, you’ve got plenty of years left to waste on masturbation or cosplay or spending time with your loved ones.
Eventually, though, no matter what precautions you take, no matter if you spend exactly 120 minutes per week in the gym and never let a molecule of high fructose corn syrup touch your sainted lips, Death will slide in your DMs. She’ll send unsolicited nudes and you WILL meet her in that IHOP parking lot even though you’ll know it’s the last free act you’ll take on earth.
When venturing down Capitol Street in the city of Jackson, one can’t help but stop and admire the historic brick buildings that line the sidewalks. Parlor Market, located at 115 West Capitol Street, has a rich history of serving Southern food to Jacksonians and many others since 1898. The building once housed a grocery called Parlor Market, and when then owner, the late Craig Noone, decided to start a restaurant in the vintage brick building in 2010, he decided to honor its original name.
The ethos of Ira Hill’s work is that of diligence. A profession of creation requires some gravitas in the delivery of self promotion, and Ira has just the right amount of ego to carry the title of “artist” while graciously bypassing the title of “asshole.” Ira is a sculptor with an impressive CV. His work is always provocative and carries a dimension of grandiosity (whether that be its scale or the level of craft required to pull it off). His work bares all the markings of a true artist; it is ever-adapting, forward and prolific.
Agriculture is such a significant part of our identity in the South that we often take it for granted. Even those of us who grew up in the region’s larger cities had neighbors with fruit trees and nearby relatives with casual backyard gardens. While monocultures of corn and soy have come to dominate the commercial output of our fields, small farms across Mississippi are restocking our pantries with local, sustainably-grown, heirloom foods.
“Doing what we can with what we have,” is a common refrain from the Miller family, owners and proprietors of Bright Arrows Farm in McComb. Bright Arrows’ main products are goats milk soaps and lotions, which my Birch Box-worshipping sister called “the best lotion ever.”
After training at the celebrated Polyface Farms in Swoope, Va., Hannah Miller has instituted a cyclical, self-sustaining system of vegetable plots, rabbits and pastured chickens. You can order Bright Arrows’ goats milk products online, or catch them and their exceptional eggs at Rainbow Co-Op in Jackson.
Purchase beautifully packaged soaps and lotion directly from Bright Arrows online.
Regulating calorie intake is difficult enough with food, so also eliminating that much needed afternoon imbibe can be a painful thought. Dieting can be tough, but with “skinny” drinks available, there is no need to stress over that cheers you probably deserve.
An effective diet works with small changes, like from drowning salad with ranch to drizzling it with a light balsamic vinaigrette. The same goes for ordering a cocktail. Unfortunately, a rich white russian or sugary daiquiri is a no-no.
High calorie count goes hand-in-hand with high alcohol content, making liquor choices dicey. When going out to the bar with limited beer and wine choices, you want to know what kind of cocktail to order.
While winter brings chillier temps to us in the northern hemisphere, destinations in the southern hemisphere are experiencing the peak of summer and often their best weather all year, making December and January the perfect time to go across the pond—to South Africa. With its rich culture, diverse landscapes and ongoing battle to overcome its haunting history, this is one destination you’ve got to visit as soon as possible.
Their alt-rock-Americana sound is growing and is sure to become something that everyone should have
Hattiesburg resident David McRaney is a blogger, speaker, cat owner and author of international bestseller You are Not So Smart. He has also written and appeared in a commercial for Reebok, and released a second title last year, You Are Now Less Dumb.
GF: Has your reputation as a Mississippi writer/author helped or hindered you outside Mississippi? And inside?
DM: I don’t think I have a reputation as a Mississippi author, or even a Hattiesburg author, which is pretty amazing when you think about it.
Today, everything is handled through email, over the phone, and over the internet. My professional life – agent, publisher, publicist, etc. – is almost entirely handled from New York and Los Angeles, and I interact with all those wonderful people and institutions from Hattiesburg without any need for travel. As far as my writing career is concerned, where I’m from just isn’t a factor.
GF: Have you ever broken any stereotypes on purpose or by accident?
DM: Just this last week I gave a lecture at Harvard. I stayed at a hotel very close to campus, and when I was checking in the person at the front desk asked me what I was doing in town. We chatted a bit, traded some small talk. Eventually he asked me for my driver’s license so he could enter everything into the computer and make sure I wasn’t a crazy person. The second it was in his hands he said, “Mississippi!?”