arth Day was last week, and I didn’t do anything to celebrate. I’m pretty selfish when it comes to the future. I don’t recycle, I like plastic and I drive a truck when a small car would meet my needs. It’s selfish and I would like to formally apologize to any future generations of my family and yours, should this selfish behavior ever come back to haunt the human race.
In my defense, I don’t have grandchildren and my children are not exceptionally healthy, so I don’t see them needing the planet for more than 50-70 more years. My dog is my most loyal companion and she only needs this place for 12-15 more years at best.
I think the old gal we call Earth has that left in her if I fail to sort cardboard or drive a Tesla. I plant trees sometimes, but mostly for shade and such. I’m not sure if I have had a net zero impact on my energy consumption, but it is unlikely.
I don’t do solar, cause those things look like a pain to weed eat around and they look like a leak waiting to happen on roofs.
I feel like I have done my part on environmental education. As a high school freshman, I wrote and delivered a “clear air” speech about no smoking laws as part of a Rotary competition. I advanced out of Clinton County but got beat by some kid from Ray County. I don’t remember what her speech was about, but the defeat ruined my activism efforts. I started smoking a few years later; only to quit that as well. Maybe I’m just a quitter.
I’m still bitter though. Anyway, I’m not your guy for Earth Day. I say, we take our chances and see what happens. I also think it is an obtuse thought process to think humans can impact the future existence of the planet, but time will tell.
“Obtuse” is one of my favorite words of all time. I will recycle it often. I’m not sure I used it correctly above, but I used it, nonetheless, just daring Foley to prove me wrong. One of the best delivered lines in movie history is, “How can you be so obtuse”. Andy Dufresne says this to the Warden in The Shawshank Redemption and it is pure gold. Try it, it will make you feel good if you don’t celebrate Earth Day. Kind of like reusing tin foil or something.
In COVID news you can use, Washington DC announced some restrictions last week. The District of Columbia has announced that small indoor and outdoor weddings can take place now, but dancing is forbidden. Kevin Bacon is en route from Bomont, Oklahoma.
Yes, the idiocy continues from the government that wants to become a state. The order, announced by the mayor, allows indoor weddings at 25% capacity or 250 people, but “standing and dancing at receptions are not allowed.” I can only assume John Lithgow is welcome to officiate the weddings.
We have gone insane. Fairly sure the planet is going to be sick of us before we make Her sick. If you’re headed to a wedding in DC, leave the dancing shoes in Missouri, they’re not welcome.
(Guy Speckman can be reached at email@example.com or trying to find Bomont, Oklahoma)