We The People

point reyes
National Park Service, Point Reyes

I watched a documentary on PBS this weekend about Point Reyes, California. It was kind of funny, I woke up thinking about how much I detest California’s high cost of living but how much I love Point Reyes. I haven’t been back in years, but I still think about that stunning landscape, especially when I hear Joni Mitchell, which is why I was thinking about it in the first place. Around mid-morning I put on PBS as a little break from writing, and weird as it was, there was a documentary about how Point Reyes became a national park, and was spared from land development.

You know, it was just a group of people working towards a common goal. Despite politics, despite money, despite massive greed, the people won and Point Reyes is still that beautiful spot it was, only bigger. This small group of people managed to protect a giant swath of land, and now it is all a park for EVERYONE”S enjoyment.

I truly walked away from this documentary feeling like WE can do anything if we work together. I hope you will take the time to watch it. It’s called, “Rebel with a Cause.”

Click on the link below to read what the National Park Service has to say about it.

http://www.nps.gov/pore/parknews/newsreleases_20140401_rebels_with_a_cause_national_broadcast.htm

 

The world’s growing love affair with the most wasteful form of coffee there is

Oh my. You know, I have been thinking about these plastic coffee containers for a while. They are so unnecessary.  And there are refillable ones . We have them at my office. They’re great when you use them, but apparently this is rare, because the garbage at work is filling up with little plastic cups. Please, please use the recyclables. Then you can get your favorite coffee and drink it nice and fresh.