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Taking my (litter) act to Brevard …

My final haul on my final walk in Charlotte. I hope someone picks up the slack (in a manner of speaking).

Apparently Charlotte didn’t generate enough trash for me to pick up (roughly 1,100 lbs. per year). Now I’ll head to the hills – literally – a few hours west in North Carolina.

For a lot of reasons – and without any hiccups at the closing table – I move from Charlotte to Brevard sometime in the next 10 days.

I’m mostly euphemistic about my litter picking up days in Charlotte. It’s been a good ride (if you like to pick up litter) in the Queen City. Brevard may be much, much smaller in scale yet from what I’ve seen at first blush, the town doesn’t quite pass the eyeball test so my trash retrieval days are far from an end. My grocery bags turned wannabe trash receptacles won’t go unfilled. That’s okay. The retrieval process is pretty much habitual for me now.


My final haul on my final walk in Charlotte. I hope someone picks up the slack (in a manner of speaking).

What it shows and tells me is litter and junk is far from just an urban blight. Lots of man-caused debris waits to be corraled along the otherwise pristine banks of the Davidson and French Broad rivers; apparently unthinking dunderheads and buffoons live everywhere.

If you’re a Charlottean, you’re excused from following my missives since the focus will shift to Transylvania County. Still, part of me hopes you’ll stick around as a reader (and at the least as a picker upper); it is high time I picked on slobs other than those who drive along Fairview, Colony, Sharon and Sharon View Roads. It’ll give me someone new to yell at.

About Dave Bradley (264 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; the first on 17 years of writing weekly letters 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 these single pagers 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 and so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 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 Taking my (litter) act to Brevard …

  1. I’ll do my best to pick up the slack! Best of luck in your move.

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