Have you ever gone to a bar and tried to ask for a drink without a straw? The bartender looks at you like you are crazy. And if you try to explain that you don’t want a straw because it needlessly wastes plastic, that look intensifies.
As the Bay Area, and many other parts of America, slide into a Late Roman Empire school of excess, the rift between the haves and the have-not’s grows greater by the day. In a world where people sleep on the streets in front of multi-million-dollar homes, trying to find a