Holy mother of _________ (fill in the blank).
Some have tagged me as an “environmentalist,” which is often a surprise when I hear it. Yeah, sure, I’m interested in the health of the environment, but I don’t look at it as necessarily a defining aspect of my character. To me it just seems like not being aware of what’s happening to the world around us would be like putting on a blindfold, lighting an incense and taking a long nap. It can only be avoided in some dream.
I’ve seen a lot of things about the health of the planet, and I’ll admit Al Gore didn’t sneak by me with his hooplah of a film An Inconvenient Truth. It’s hard not to be sceptical when a man like Mr. Gore is telling you the sky is falling (or is it rising…?), but one can’t ignore facts.
What I just saw gave me shivers. I’ve seen probably some of the worst polluting man can accomplish, but it’s so hard to put it all into perspective when you live in such a comfortable country. The Story of Stuff is scary. In fact, it makes Freddy Krueger look like Teddy-Bear Krueger. Take the however many minutes you’ll sit in front of your computer and watch this. It just changed my life.
This image was taken while I was in Oklahoma working on a project. It’s Tar Creek, a river polluted by acid mine drainage.

Posted February 24th, 2008 in Uncategorized.

One comment:

  1. Anonymous:

    Holy mother of….Cooper?

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