Bits of memory shrapnel. From my brain to the screen, shared.
February 28, 2007
Tread Lighter, for all our sakes.
John Burroughs, American naturalist, near the beginning of the 20th century wrote that "One cannot but reflect what a sucked orange the Earth will be in the course of a few more centuries. Our civilization is terribly expensive to all its natural resources: One hundred years of modern life doubtless exhausts its stores more than a millenium of the life of antiquity." Our last century, certainly is bearing out his prophecy.