Wednesday will be the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, originally planned as a “teach in” by Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin after he visited the horrific oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969.
Howling from the Heartland
Well, it looks as though California’s governor is going to get his wish: He’ll leave a legacy that will eclipse his father’s highways, aqueducts, and system of higher education.
“At Easter let your clothes be new Or else be sure you will it rue.”
— Poor Robin, Almanac publisher, 18th century, England
It was the early 1980s, and I had been practicing touch-and-go’s at Minter Field, the old airport in Shafter, a bit north of Bakersfield.
"Spring is sprung;
Da grass is riz.
I wonder where
Da boidie is.
Da boid is on the wing.
I always hoid
Da wing was on da boid.
Thank goodness. Tonight we put an end to approximately four months of Daylight Wasting Time. What we have done with sunlight since Nov.