marytodd (Kelly Barth)

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Letter: Mourning a loss

I did not mean to suggest that I have no impact. What I did intend to say is that all of us, as far as we are able must limit our impact if we expect to remain on a living planet.

November 3, 2013 at 8:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Mourning a loss

Just as I had difficulty "just accepting and moving on" after any death without properly mourning it, I'll need to properly mourn this great loss.

November 3, 2013 at 8 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Mourning a loss

I agree Matthew. We are implicit in destruction. However, the more habitat depletion that occurs, the more devastating our impact. Wetlands are a very unique and critically endangered ecosystem, as are many of the creatures that inhabit them. In other words, not all landscapes are equal. Yes, I agree that we all have a negative impact every day. Thanks for reminding me. However, I have chosen a job that allows me to telecommute, and I bicycle wherever I can. These are small actions, but ones that more able-bodied people will need to take if we are to begin to sustain the planet and its ecosystems instead of further destroy them. Building an unnecessary road through a highly diverse ecosystem in a time of decreasing fossil fuels is, in my mind, short-sighted behavior.

November 2, 2013 at 9:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

River City Jules: Saying farewell

I will really miss your column. You've made me laugh every Monday :). Best wishes and good luck with your future writing projects :).

November 26, 2012 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

10th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds state's approved route of South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands

Again, you assume that your desire to drive a car wherever you like trumps the needs of other things. You're not hearing me. Our wants don't trump the needs of others. We humans are a selfish and short-sighted species. We've forgotten how interconnected we are with all other life. As Bob Eye says, Nature bats last.

July 10, 2012 at 7:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

10th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds state's approved route of South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands

Underlying most of these comments is the ancient, misguided notion that humans are more important than all other life forms on the planet, that people's needs trump those of all others. Once you dispense with this archaic, outdated notion, it morally condemns this decision. We don't "need" this road.

July 10, 2012 at 5:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )