I have been writing this blog and doing this radio show now for nearly eight years. I have devoted about a quarter of my time to it every month, and many things around our homestead have not happened because I have been keeping faith with this blog, my radio program, and the Green Party of Tennessee.
More on the Green Party in a little bit. My blog has had, according to WordPress, nearly 47,000 visitors in these eight years, but, on the other hand, my spam protector tells me that it has protected me from 36,000 spam posts, meaning, as I understand it, that only about a quarter of my readers are actually on site to read, with the balance–that’s fifteen out of an average of twenty a day–only here to peddle fake Viagra, knockoff watches and handbags, and other detritus of our consumer-driven culture. I don’t understand where the payoff for these people comes from. Nobody I know takes them seriously. It would certainly save a lot of human and electric energy, not to mention bandwidth, if such nonsense could be eliminated. But I digress, as I so often do. One thought leads to another, in an endless stream.
Here’s the point. I have spent about as much time as I can trying to wake people and point out to them that the building is burning, and they/we need to either fight the fire or get out of the building, or both. It’s time for me to quit talking about taking action, and actually take action myself. Not to follow my instincts on this would be co-dependent, I think. I have been there, and done that, and don’t care to dwell there any more.
So, I am looking for someone else in the Nashville area who would like to do this show–I’ve had a few nibbles, but no firm bites yet. John and Beth can’t do it all themselves, and would like to cut back on their involvement as well. If nobody wants to take it from our hands, “The Green Hour” will slip into the dustbin of radio history. I am thinking that I may repurpose the “Deep Green Perspective” blog as an autobiography, since I think my whole life has been lived, in effect, from a “deep green perspective,” and I’d like to tell my story while I still remember most of it. Anyway, if you’d like to play radio host, get in touch. Read the rest of this entry »