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The biggest losers…

Most days I do some silent, presumptive accusations about who’s responsible for most of the trash I pick up. The real onus falls on the tosser, of course, but the only name to be attached is that of the brand. Losers, they are adjudged.

The temptation is to the label object or the moron who threw it away as the biggest losers. In truth, it's the rest of us who have lost the most. We have lost another bit of a clean environment and a path that is

This morning’s take of trash plucked from the wayside along the sidewalks of my route. The temptation is to  label the object or the moron who threw it away as the biggest losers. In truth, it’s the rest of us who have lost the most. The discards cost us another bit of a clean environment and  the visual serenity of an uncluttered path.

One day it might be McDonalds, Burger King the next, Wendy’s on occasion. On the bottle and can side, it’s either Coke or Bud Light, perhaps Miller Lite. To single out a few.

But to paraphrase Pogo (with apologies), ‘we have met the losers, and it is us.’

About Dave Bradley (259 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

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