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Connecting With Annie B. Bond

Connecting With Annie B. Bond

100018There are nice people in this world.  And, I had the pleasure of connecting with one of them – Annie B. Bond.  Annie kindly accepted the invitation to be interviewed on my blog and I was over-the-moon about it.  I’ve read a couple of her books, “Better Basics” and “Home Enlightenment” and they had an impact on how I looked at the world and how I chose to live.  If you don’t know who she is, she is an author, activist, green-living expert and contributor to numerous publications including the Huffington Post.  So, basically, she’s no schlub.

She is someone who was the victim of circumstances that changed her life in devastating ways.  Through necessity, she had to find a way to live in this world as purely as she possibly could because, quite literally, her life depended on it.  And, through her perseverance and relentless pursuit of knowledge, she has offered the world new perspectives.
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Interview With Green Living Expert, Annie B. Bond

Interview With Green Living Expert, Annie B. Bond

cropped-anniebbond2Interview with Annie B. Bond

1. How did you first become interested in green living?

To put my husband through graduate school I waitressed at night and tried to do art during the day. Here came the event that changed my life: There was a gas leak at the restaurant where I worked and it sent 80 people to the hospital. I got what they said was permanent central nervous system damage, although this was 1980 and nobody knew quite what or how to diagnose such a thing. The next thing that happened was that our apartment building was exterminated with a pesticide that is taken off the market because it was so neurotoxic. Given my gas injury, this did me in, at the time. We know now that I had classic organophosphate pesticide poisoning, but back then Read the rest of this entry