I confess. I missed Earth Day. Too preoccupied with personal matters.

I just came across this essay about Earth Day as seen through a New Orleans prism.

Click here for good reading from Cathartic Prose, another Hudson Valley based writer who visits and contributes to New Orleans rebuilding.

Interesting historic note:

Did you know that the Louisiana Purchase and the funding the invention of the steamboat, two things that made New Orleans possible, were both accomplished by the same person, a Hudson Valley resident named Robert R. Livingston, Jr?

His ancestral home is just two miles from where I live.

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