From the daily archives: Sunday, May 10, 2009

With all the recent (bad) news about Obama’s Interior ~ i.e. “All Hat Salazar” (thanks JimT)~ vindicating we cynics’ worst fears about the future of our public landscapes and America’s natural environment – the tone of this forum has been a little somber ~ kind of a bummer really …

It being Mother’s Day […]

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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