I’m not making much headway on it, but for those rare moments when it is possible to actually think, I’m thinking about what to include in an unusual speaking opportunity coming up in April.
I’ve been invited to offer an Earth Day “sermon with slides” (waiting to hear if the visual component will work in the facility during daylight hours) between a 9:00 and 11:00 church services in another county. (I’ve had far more opportunities in Wythe and Franklin than in my home county. Don’t know what that says, exactly.)
So I may refer to thoughts towards that event as time goes on. There certainly is plenty to offer, especially as the first Earth Day came along the same year I started grad school towards a masters in Vertebrate Zoology. Those were hopeful times. We expected the “greening of America.” We knew what we needed to do as a nation. Then we forgot.
Then too, I am approaching the ten year anniversary of the blog, which coincides with the ten year anniversary of the end of my full-time employment in health care and the beginning of so much else. That calendar landmark bears some retrospective words and images here.
Meanwhile, the “read-later” links are piling up. Prior to the December 18 regime, I would have offered commentary and opinions about at least some of these. That was then, this is now. For those who might be interested, here are some keepers: