There are many ways to write a counter-narrative to America’s throw-away consumer culture.
It could be this spoken narrative critique by Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann.
Or it could be the unpublished daily dumpster-diving exploits in a city’s back alleys by a 21st Century Johnny Appleseed, the dumpster-diver whose birthday today is worth a more public salute and a joyful celebration.
Chris’s narrative is written in the indelible ink of daily dives that rescue our society’s “junk” from trips to the maxed-out landfills of America’s throw-away consumer culture.
Chris is anything but a back alley throw-away in our family. He’s our Johnny Appleseed — our Walter Brueggemann!
Happy birthday, Chris!
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, August 5, 2017.