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Neither snow nor…

To paraphrase the U.S. Postal Service, neither snow, nor rain (etc.) would keep me from my appointed rounds last night. For a guy who’s lived in Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa, this dusting isn’t even a good start to a ‘snow event’ or whatever the hell they call these panic-inducing forecasts in the South.

This stretch along Fairview Road in Charlotte is prime hunting ground for litter.

This stretch along Fairview Road in Charlotte is prime hunting ground for litter tossed aside by slobs.

The snow wasn’t about to stick to the sidewalk, so off I went. I needed to do my 2.5 mile lap around the extended block; I’d spied a few plastic items while driving earlier in the day. I wanted to retrieve them before they might somehow escape containment.

A little snow wasn't about to deter me. But why are the beer cans strewn along Sharon View Road always Coors Light?

A little snow wasn’t about to deter me. But why are the beer cans strewn along Sharon View Road always Coors Light?

It was not a walk to pick up snow-sodden paper. This was about weather-impervious plastic and metal. The paper can wait for a drier day. It will still be there, unfortunately.

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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