Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Earth Day

First: Happy birthday, Belinda. See you later.

Second: Saturday is Earth Day. Interesting concept compared to, say, Sunday.

Local bloggers NYCO, Groovy Green and Simon at Living in Dryden talk about walking and connecting with the land and landscape. Since Dryden Democrats have scheduled our highway cleanup for April 29, we leave Earth Day open for individual celebrations and I agree that walking provides just the right opportunity for reflection on the state of the world.

If your own backyard doesn't offer enough temptation to walk, there are many other opportunities in Tompkins County including, Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls, Treman Park, Cornell Plantations, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Dryden Lake.

Groovy Green repeats a conviction that politicians should walk their districts. I admit that my ongoing effort to get to know my 100 square mile constituency involves quite a bit of driving, still it's a point well taken. The view on foot is much richer.

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