IT IS THE DAY OF EARTH
My boyhood days in Plains in the 1930s and 40s were shared among the family farm, church, schoolhouse, and nearby woods. In each place, I learned crucial lessons that eventually would coalesce into the values that have sustained me throughout my life. My excursions into the woods to observe wildlife, hunt, fish, or just wander the paths gave me a lifelong affinity for the natural world.
We live in dark times: we are destroying Mother Earth and many people have lost hope. So it is important to highlight all that is being done to heal our planet.
I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
So do I. Especially using the megalitres of chemicals that Leibovitz must have churned through during her photographic career. So natural! What say you, Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis?
Today, I have a home in the mountains where the air and water are clear, and you can still look up into the night sky and see The Milky Way.
And the contrails from your Bank of America corporate jet. How did NASCAR driver Ward Burton get mixed up withe these people?
My rich childhood experiences have made me an advocate for conservation. Now I spend time outdoors with my children to teach them the lessons I learned, and I try to listen to them and understand them.
If you have 30 seconds remaining, Ward, you could tell the children about all the races you won. Driving a Prius.
UPDATE. Robert Mugabe gets into the Earth Day spirit.
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