Earth Day

I recall the first Earth Day, in 1970, the same year Neil Young put out After The Gold Rush, which gave us the words, "Look at Mother Nature, on the run, in the nineteen seventies."

Yes, I'm dating myself with radio carbon accuracy - I was a senior in high school on that day. But that gives me some perspective, if not wisdom.

I have witnessed my rivers polluted by manmade chemicals that destroy the life that I have created within them.

Everywhere forest ecosystems that support not only trees, but myriad animals and other plants, are being clear cut or replaced with monocrop tree plantations that are nothing like the original biodiverse and vital forests.