It’s Earth Day. Actually, it’s the day after Earth Day.

Dated: July 8 2021

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It’s Earth Day. Actually, it’s the day after Earth Day. We just celebrated our 50th Earth Day.  Have you noticed? Is Earth Day something you notice? Has there been a time when you noticed it more than other times? Is it a day that you would like to notice more? If so, what would your ideal Earth Day look like?

As far as I remember, I first became aware of Earth Day (every April 22 since 1970) a year or two prior to my daughter Robin being born in 1994. Shirley and I were living in a van, between climbing, skiing, and kayaking adventures in the Pacific Northwest, mostly British Columbia.

About that time, I remember going to a public meeting, a debate, or a protest, in Vancouver to discuss Open Pit mining of the Tatshenshini.  I remember standing up at the meeting and declaring that I never planned to own such things as VCRs, Fax Machines and a Television.

A few years later, we would ‘mark’ (or celebrate) each Earth Day. Normally, it would be a family hike & picnic in and around Prince Edward Island National Park.

Embarrassingly, yesterday, the first time I left the house was nearly 5 pm, as I drove to a listing appointment. Later, we did a family walk and noted the beautiful sky.

My ideal Earth Day would have me on a blanket, in a meadow, enjoying a picnic with family and friends.

Next year.

This is part of a series of pieces, written in about twelve minutes, proofread once with tiny edits and then posted online.

Someday, probably not, I may publish a book entitled: Bryon Wrote This Book in 12 Minutes. 

You can learn more about me and my real estate business at www.TheHowardTeam.net.

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Bryon Howard

From a very young age, I had determined that I wanted to be in the eco-tourism / adventure business. I would take small groups of people into communities in interesting parts of the world. I would ass....

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