Yesterday I got an email from someone who enjoys the wilderness as much as I do. After reading some of the things I have here, he thought I might be interested in the web sites of Sigurd Olson (a nature writer and conservationist) and the Listening Point Foundation which strives to promote Sigurd’s philosophy and build upon his wilderness education legacy.
Those sites are definitely worth a visit if the wilderness and conservation are as important to you as they are to me.
The Department of Homeland Security is recommending that everyone buy plastic sheets and duct tape, to seal a room where you can be safe in the event of a bio-terrorist attack.
Am I the only one who finds this a bit ridiculous? Yes, duct tape has to be one of the most useful inventions ever created, but I seriously doubt it has the ability to repel biological agents. Part of me wonders if the current administration is getting the public all hyped up, just so that more of us will be in favor of war with Iraq. Unless their plan is to boost the struggling economy with massive sales of plastic and duct tape…
So there I was at home with cabin fever, day dreaming of summer camping and biking. As I was silently wishing it was spring and all of this bitter cold weather was well behind me, I clicked on a web page and saw the following quote:
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Tragic news today when the Columbia space shuttle broke apart and all of those aboard perished. In a time when war, terrorism and other negative aspects of humanity can be all too prevalent, those 7 astronauts died while on a peaceful quest to expand our scientific knowledge. May that noble quest never perish.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those who were close to the astronauts.