The Road Not Taken

July 23, 2010

Thinking about yesterday’s events reminded me of another critical time, when it seemed we were ready to make a difference, but did not.

I’m not throwing in the towel – we’re still going to turn this around. But when we miss opportunities like this summer’s, with public revulsion against the oil/fossil agenda at an all time high, I begin to wonder when exactly that tide will turn.

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3 Responses to “The Road Not Taken”

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