Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
--The Summer Day, Mary Oliver
Happy Earth Day, Ranger readers. We hope you're able to breathe a little fresh air, hear some wildlife noise and smile at the sun today.
It was 45 years ago the first Earth Day was celebrated. It was a time of consciousness raising -- the earth was our mother, and it wasn't nice to "fool with mother nature." Today, the earth is our slag heap. Some remained committed to conserving resources while the others claim there's nothing to worry about, since the water keeps coming out of the tap when it is turned on.
President Obama is in the ever-threatened Everglades today with Bill Nye the Science Guy. Our coral reefs off the coast are dying. Too many people, said a conservationist on National Public Radio today. It is true, but we are not going to wallow in that just today.
We have been AWOL from posting recently, but not due to a lack of interest or concern. We have simply been focusing on productive issues, and have found the negative tone required of so much online writing to be a turn-off and a bummer, so we have just dropped out for a while.
We will be back tomorrow, most likely, with our usual honest thoughts and no knee-jerking. That's why you come to Ranger.
We hope you may enjoy your earth, today and beyond.
Labels: Earth Day 2015