Age

December 7, 2016

BW photograph of an abandoned mill.

Copyright 2016 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

The current year is rapidly drawing toward a close, and the new one will soon arrive.  Along the way, we have gotten older.  Wiser is a matter of perspective.

BW photograph of a Master lock on a rusted hasp.

Copyright 2016 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Many issues will carry over from 2016 into 2017, and exactly what comes with the change in the calendar has yet to be revealed.  We have certainly laid the groundwork for a bit of a rough go, yet there is reason to be hopeful.

BW photograph of a water bottle laying atop dried autumn leaves.

Copyright 2016 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

2016 was certainly one for the books in terms of global violence (although Steven Pinker would argue that there were much more violent periods in human history), the rancorous election season (although, again, there have been others that could be considered as nasty), and most certainly as one that will be the overall warmest on record (which also makes this conversation one to follow).

In relation to the above points, and one that provides that glimmer of hope, is the Army Corps of Engineers having recently denied the final permit for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This decision highlights the value of committed protest.  Such diligence and efforts will most certainly be needed going forward as the incoming administration has vowed to review that decision, along with the previously denied Keystone XL pipeline.

Wood rots, steel rusts, leaves decay, but plastic lasts forever.

We need to do our part.

Take care.

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