From the daily archives: Thursday, November 12, 2015

I sent the following note to reporter Sarah Kaplan responding to a news report in the Washington Post.

Hi Sarah:

Just read your piece in the Washington Post on wildfire. https://www.washingtonpost.com/rweb/top/a-combustible-combination-of-climate-change-and-bad-luck/2015/11/11/9afce5f4-7ca2-11e5-b575-d8dcfedb4ea1_story.html?wpisrc=nl_draw You did a good job of capturing the grief that accompanies the death of fire fighters and people whose homes are lost, […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey