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[23 Jun 2010 | by Jenn Garvin | 76 Comments]
[nest] Mr. Midwest Goes Green, Pt. 2

When I spoke with Joel Spedding last month, he was suffering from green lethargy. While the idea of being transformed from posh, carefree, urban consumer into a posh, mindful, urban hippie had its allure at the onset, he was dragging his feet a week into the project. I voiced the suspicion that he had fallen victim to smelly tree-hugger stereotyping. He didn’t argue otherwise.
Preparing for our first follow-up since his green mini-revolution, I was nervous that I would have nothing to report. I was afraid that our second interview …

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[9 Jun 2010 | by Jenn Garvin | 12 Comments]
[do] Composting in the City: A How-To Guide

As I ambled down the road that led from Clueless Consumer to Totally Eco Savvy I was inspired to try organic cooking, energy efficient light bulbs, locally grown groceries and (of course) recycling. These are pretty standard “Green” enterprises that can be practiced without your friends thinking you’ve gone crazy. My last project, not so much. My friends are giving me funny looks because my new pursuit sounds like something totally out of place in the city, but I don’t care. I’ve seen it work magic in my life, and …

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[25 May 2010 | by Jenn Garvin | 9 Comments]
[nest] Mr. Midwest Goes Green, Pt. 1

The man you see pictured is quite the up and comer about Wichita. He graduated college a little over a year ago and has since worked his way up the social food chain to become a recognizable face in College Hill. Have you been to the cozy little Il Vicino that faces Douglas? Have you sat at the stretch bar on a cold night or taken your salad and wine to the patio on a warm spring day? A lot of Wichitans have, and many of them know this …

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[10 May 2010 | by Jenn Garvin | 33 Comments]
[do] Horseback Riding in Wichita

I’m going to assume that you, like countless others, have a childhood regret. You were mean to your sister, gave up piano lessons, didn’t pay attention in algebra, quit baseball or fell out of touch with a dear friend. Aside from all of the above, I regret giving up the saddle.

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[26 Apr 2010 | by Jenn Garvin | 9 Comments]
[help] HIV/AIDS Resources in Wichita

This is the first article I’ve written that has, literally, turned heads – even before it was published.
As I type, it’s a two-and-a-half-sentence blurb in an untitled Word document. How have I accomplished this amazing feat of soliciting public interest so quickly? I can’t be sure, but the laptop screen full of “AIDS Group Therapy” “AIDS Counseling” and “Treatment for Your HIV/AIDS” tabs might have something to do with it.
While sitting in a café, one out of every three guests to pass my table turns around to get a good …