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Signs of the times …

I may have a handle on trash and climate change but technology – let’s just say there is a long, long way to go to get a grip on that smart phone thing in my hand. The words “techie” and “David” will never be used in the same sentence.


So while I was in Washington, D.C., I was unable to download and post a bunch of photos from the People’s Climate March. 

But here some signs of the times that caught my eye. Protestors apparently have a marvelously keen creative streak. Yes, there was a lot of vitriol directed at Trump but most placards were just plain fun – and informative while sticking the needle to the current administration and its anti-environment nabobs.

About Dave Bradley (264 Articles)
I was a writer by trade so one would think letters would come easily for me. It is so now, but wasn't always that way. Indeed, the first letter was written the Monday after Ellen started her freshman year in college. For years I've wondered - with no good answers - why I swiveled my office chair toward my computer screen to fire up a word processing document for that first letter. I just don't know. I just did. Perhaps it was the angst of separation or wanting to say things that had gone unsaid at that moment when we parted ways in front of her college dormitory. What was a one-off became habitual. When her brother Reid enrolled in the same college, his name was added to the salutation line. They were kids then and are adults now. No matter. The letter writing habit remains so today. I live in Brevard, North Carolina. I'm well away from where they live and don't see them nearly as often as I'd like. That's why letters, at least to me, fill the void of distance. The pages give me something to say and the space to say it. There is no assurance they read the letters; indeed, I have never asked if they do so. With the pace of their busy lives who could blame them for letting a letter sit unopened? Over time, it has dawned on me that the letters are both communicative - and cathartic. By nature, letters are about the writer; the writer can only write about their situation. Perhaps that is as it should be. It's all about the here and now from one person's perspective.

1 Comment on Signs of the times …

  1. elizabethbradford // April 30, 2017 at 6:51 pm // Reply

    these are great!

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