I was told the other day that I needed to add some pictures to this blog. And although I was tempted, at the present I think I will have to respectfully decline. Why you may ask? I have been looking at a lot of other green blogs lately and there are some really good ones out there. Most have pictures, adverts, and links on there which I think are awesome, but it seems a bit too much for me right now. All I really wanted to do with this blog was get some ideas out there. Just the ideas. Get some good discussions going to get more ideas, and that was really it.
The other thing that green blogs have helped me realize that although I feel pretty isolated in my thoughts and points of view some times, there are bunch of people out there who think like me, agree with me. So why do old schools of thought still dominate? How does progressive thought become commonplace and remove outdated ideas? Anyway maybe I will get around to pictures one day (maybe I will become inspired enough at the end of this entry wink wink) when I am brave enough, but right now I think I would rather hide behind my really bad writing, which I am fine. Discuss ideas that I know others, somewhere out there, are talking about (sorry to my 8th grade English teacher for constantly ending my sentences with prepositions). And that makes me feel better.
So as I continue this random ramble I thought I would bring up the concept of cul de sacs. I know that so far this very young blog has had the predominate theme of saving the world by going green, but I think it should also allow me (and us if there is anyone out there that wishes to join) the chance to just complain or discuss other things as well. Case in point today, cul de sacs. Really they just give you something to think about. I mean, they are weird form of city planning that don't offer any real benefit (unless you ask Garth and Wayne playing street hockey, but if I remember correctly even they are were on a regular road) and very little in the way of green benefits. I remember having to read this article back in school about cul de sacs and health risks. It was strange for me because I had never linked those two parts of life together before. I suppose that is normal though, because there are so many parts of our world that we do not really think about we just accept,, and we definitely do not think about in tandem. But that does not mean that everything is not connected and that there are not consequences from those connections. For example the cul de sac has created a common idea of Suburban America but it has also created more traffic, as there are less direct ways for thru traffic, which creates more pollution, and longer time being in the car. That has health effects on the humans in the car and then the humans that breathe polluted air. It is just something to think about, and it just happens to be where my mind is wondering to right now. So just thought I would throw this out there as something to ponder over for the day. There is always a struggle, at least for me, to try and understand why humans do the things we do. And a struggle or maybe better yet a challenge to try and learn about us and what we do. Guess we humans are still in the trial and error portion of evolution, but maybe one day we will catch up.
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