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4 minutes of fame and a fitting celebration…

The late Andy Warhol once wrote “In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.”

I got four minutes yesterday. WFAE (90.7 FM) ran a short piece on my efforts to keep my pathway clean and clear of litter. I appreciate that host Duncan McFadyen was a good sport about trekking my route with me and chronicling what transpires on my walks.

This morning's full bag before the ceremonial dumping out on the driveway.

This morning’s full bag before the ceremonial dumping out on the driveway.

The residue of the post-dumping. What started out as a celebratory walk was tempered by the sheer volume of what was along my route.

The residue of the post-dumping. What started out as a celebratory walk was tempered by the sheer volume of what was along my route.

So, how does a very minor celebrity celebrate the on-air segment? Why, heading out again this morning to do it all over again, of course. And today was yet another bag-buster so my language, on frequent occasion this morning, was quite a bit saltier than what Duncan heard during our walking interview.

I appreciated the 4 minutes public radio gave to help promote the cause; I don’t need the other 11 minutes. Yesterday was enough for me.

If you haven’t heard the segment, here’s the link: http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-mans-mission-keep-his-path-litter-free. Feel free to pass it along to other environmentally-minded folks.

 

About Dave Bradley (254 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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