33 years in the making …

We can no longer claim ignoranceIn 1976 I drove my big Ford station wagon with insecticides in the car. Something about this never felt right but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was.

In 1985, while working for a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey, I would leave work to the sound of dogs barking from cages outside of the laboratory. Something about this never felt right but I could never put my finger on what is was.

In 1989 while working for a large agricultural company in Nebraska, Marissa asked me why we clipped the caged chickens’ beaks off. Something about this never felt right but I could never put my finger on what it was.

In 1995, when we lived in Florida on a beautiful golf course, our dog Teddie died of cancer. Something about this never felt right but I could never put my finger on what is was.

In 1998, when working in Colorado, I noticed one day that all of the prairie dogs that lived in the field outside of our  office had disappeared. Something about this never felt right but I could never put my finger on what it was.

In 2003, while working in California, I learned that one out of every seven women would get breast cancer. Something about this never felt right. I knew then what was wrong and once you know, you know. I now know what we are doing to the environment and to nature. I know it is wrong.

We can no longer claim ignorance. We now know what is happening and what is wrong. Now it is up to us to make changes and stop it.