I took herpetology in Alabama and literally dreamed of being the one to discover a colony of them somewhere in the hilly sandy pine forest of southern Alabama near Auburn University.
Along with gopher tortoises, these reptiles were pushed to near-extinction by the manly sport of rattlesnake roundups. Both these creatures made bad choices of house-mates, and get gassed so the good ol’ boys can feel manly. The pity.
There are those who vote along party lines to ignore the impact of the corporations from their voting districts that make their living off of activities or products and activities that push us even faster towards the brink. They look the other way, see no evil; not a crime; fake news. In light of the valid conclusions of this short clip from David Wallace-Wells, I hope their children know. And are wise enough to be angry, and angry enough to act.
I have always thought “how extravagant” when visiting “A-frame” homes–all that heated and overheated space high among the timbers near the ceiling. And now we’ll be living in one. And I have perhaps the hardest woman in America to keep warm. I’m looking for anwers.