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Glamour shots? Maybe no, maybe yes …

As she hauled out her trash can this morning as I dumped out several bags of weekly debris on the driveway for the obligatory photo ops, my neighbor discreetly asked “What are you doing?” (I’m sure she’d been building toward this; more than once she’d driven by and meekly waved as I performed this chore.)

IMG_1938IMG_1939There was no dodging this bullet. I told her I was sick and tired of trash along my walk and this was my way of doing something about it. She got my :30 elevator speech about Trust me, you don’t want to hear it in person.

My oration fizzled to a merciful (for her) halt and she nodded her head in affirmation (while she no doubt secretly told herself “Yeah, this guy is nuts.”). She then spun around and was on her way.

There’s no way of knowing if she’ll ever visit this blog. In truth, these are hardly glamour shots to most people who might just as easily turn away in disgust. But I see a weird sort of beauty in the sordid pics; it means no one else will have to see this junk strewn about their streets and sidewalks. That paints a pretty picture to me.

About Dave Bradley (264 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.

1 Comment on Glamour shots? Maybe no, maybe yes …

  1. John Cleghorn // November 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm // Reply

    Keep up this powerful witness!

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