Uh, My First Post

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Well, I mean, welcome, to the blog that I’m trying to set up (in fits and starts) this lovely, one-of-a-kind day in mid-June.

Just so you know what you’re in for, my future posts will generally be about environmental issues. Those issues tend to be troubling (if not downright depressing) and the last thing I want to do is bring you down or instill hopelessness. For that reason, I will attempt to lighten things up for you in ways that I have learned to lighten things up for myself. (Stick around. By the end of this post, you’ll have an inkling of what I mean.)

As I suspect you know, Dear Reader, the environment is unraveling at an accelerating rate. In all likelihood, things will get worse before they get better. Still, we can begin to turn things around for ourselves, future generations, and other species by shifting our goals from accumulating stuff to nurturing living things.

So whaddya say we go outside tonight and dance in the streets? As the light of day dims, howzabout picking up a twig and leading an orchestra of crickets in a summer serenade, with lightning bugs blinking to the beat? Whaddya say, starting tonight, we express our passion for the living world around us and begin to ease it back from the brink.

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