Sunday, December 14, 2008

Back from sabbatical

I feel like I've taken a sabbatical from this blog. Having jaw surgery this summer really took me away from my daily routine. And honestly, I've felt like I haven't had much to say recently. Of course, once I recovered from surgery, I was back to the grind: riding my bike, recycling, composting food scraps and pet waste. But there wasn't really anything new in my life to report, so I kept quiet and listened to others discuss their personal triumphs (congratulations, Beth!) and woes.

But I finally have good news to share with you. My paper about BagFest was accepted into the Journal for Civic Commitment. I'm working on the final revisions right now, but as soon as it's published, I'll post the paper for anyone to read.

And the BagFest documentary is officially complete!!! Thanks to Kate Reynolds, a documentarian out in Seattle, who graciously edited the film out of the goodness of her heart. I still need to figure out how to make copies of the documentary, but as soon I do that, I'll have it available to anyone who wants a copy of it (free of course, excluding any potential shipping costs).

So that's it for now. Boy do I feel rusty getting back to this blog. Let's see if I can shake off these virtual cobwebs and get back to the blogging routine!


Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle. Welcome back to blogging!

I would love to see the Bagfest documentary and to read your paper once it's finished.

Hurray for all of us working so hard!


Nate Ring said...

that is great news Dr. Verges!

I'm finally back in the states and its time for me to dust off these typing fingers as well! I'd love to see your documentary when its finished.


CyberCelt said...


Are you going to stream the video via YouTube?

I have been undergoing treatment for Hep C for five months with one month left to go. I have not kept up with my blog friends or my blogs.

Have a blessed holiday and a healthy and prosperous 2009.

YERT Mark said...

I'd love to see your documentary, too! I'm currently working on one related to the YERT project. Would love to see your approach to the whole thing. :-) How long is the film, and how can I get a copy?

Also, if you haven't seen our little environmental short film about Bag Monster vs. Eco Elvis, I think you might get a kick out of it... :-) We have a few other videos that play around with the Bag Monster idea.

Glad you recovered from the surgery. Wow.

Mark Dixon