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Living in a glass house of thin panes …

I’ve been persistently unmerciful to the folks called out in this column as slobs, idiots, dolts, miscreants, morons, doofuses and however else they’ve been labeled. As they say, they know who they are.

Individually they might be decent enough sorts. It doesn’t often appear to me that way, however, as I clean up their messes during afternoon or early morning walks.

But we all have our foibles. If this were an over-the-air broadcast rather than a tepid blog, perhaps those I call out would invoke the FCC’s equal time clause to cast a harsh light on the low points of their accuser. Certainly there are many – way too many – of my own failings worthy of potshots. Where to start? Lord knows.

We all have our weak points. I guess I've made a persistent habit of pointing out the faults of others.

We all have our weak points. I guess I’ve made a persistent habit of pointing out the faults of others at the expense of my own.

Perhaps there are blogs that slam the likes of me because of consistently bad cooking, serial procrastination, a hyper-messy office desk or any of my poor habits/practices. I confess to all of those and more.

But I guess the local, regional, national and global environment mean enough to me to somewhat validate my continued repudiation of others who do bad things that are visibly and physically damaging to our world.

So yeah, I live in a glass house of thin panes and won’t cower from my own litany of sins. Feel free to drop off a bag of stones at the front porch. I’ll throw the first one.

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.

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