I’m typing this blog post on eco-friendly paper.
A little girl, you couldn’t blame her, she is still quite young and like most youngsters her age, has a curious mind; had to ask me; Auntie Cara, what is a tree hugger. Taking the statement literally, the girl understands that much. But it would seem odd to her watching a man or woman hug a tree in the park. The tree is never going to hug him or her back. And while this odd pair of tree huggers is hugging trees in the park, people may stare.
I’m typing this blog post on my version of eco-friendly paper.
If I was more than qualified to give enthusiastic tree huggers a short word of advice, let it be this. Good and well that you are hugging trees in the public sphere. Most folks may think you are weird, some may even think that you are blatantly showing off in order to make your point about the important need to conserve and grow as many trees as possible. I’m shy, so I’ll probably just take myself to the forest some day and give one or two trees a nudge, just to show them that I do care, even though I’m not living out this care at the moment.
My version of eco-friendly paper is my laptop screen.
I feel so bad about the amount of paper and, worse, plastic, we are wasting today. I’m now well aware of just how much our nasty habits are destroying our natural environment which we all need, in any case, to survive. If I could, and if I had the courage to do this, I would lobby for an outright ban on the use of all forms of plastic, period. It has already been proven that there are more than enough sustainable alternatives for us to use instead of killing the sea’s fish and birds at alarming rates.
Do something useful with your current reams of paper, don’t throw it away.
What can little me (and you) really do in this (not so) big world to make a difference? Well, quite a lot, actually. And it all starts right here at the workstation, study desk, office desk, or whatever you like to call your working space. Where paper is concerned, try not printing anything off of your printer. Better still; get rid of the thing as soon as you can. I did not too
In the beginning He created everything for us
No matter what religion you practice, no matter what sect, denomination or religion your family brought you up on, no matter what religion you chose to follow to give truth to your spiritual feelings, you all believe that somewhere back in the beginning of time, He created the world that we live in. You believe that He created the universe and the stars and planets that flicker or stand still within it. Some of those planets orbit our world. Some of those planets, along with the earth, orbit that great ball of fire known to us as the sun.
Some of us believe that this great sun is but one of a few in the galaxies out there. We also know that many of those stars out there died thousands of years ago. Today, more and more evidence is being put forward that there were once worlds out there very similar to the small one we live in today. Some of those planets were by far much larger than our planet. I wonder to myself what a marvelous world it must have been, once upon a time.
But now they are no more
There are those of you who do not believe that our world, the universe and the galaxies were created by Him. To you, no such entity exists and no such force could have created what I’ve just mentioned above. Some of you will be referring studiously to Darwin’s theory of evolution. But as far as I am concerned; therein lies the rub, as once quoted by the greatest English-speaking story teller and writer of all time, Sir William Shakespeare. During his era too, women showed the world that they were more than capable of ruling the earth, in fact, they could be far more adept at doing this than men
Queen Elizabeth the First kept the Spanish Armada at bay. She turned England into a great nation. Around the time of Darwin, Queen Victoria was in the throes of her long reign. She pretty much took over the entire world, much against the will of Him who I am sure once said that the earth and all its resources and living things should be shared fairly and equitably. How much more we could have learned and appreciated from each other had we been obedient.
And so here we are. The world is in quite a