Who knew that I started WaterWired on Richard Nixon's birthday! Not I! He was born 100 years ago today.
But the sixth? The Sixth Amendment? The right to a speedy trial, among other things? No.
Six years ago today I started WaterWired with the following thoughtful missive:
Thanks for stopping by and reading the initial post of WaterWired.
My objectives in establishing this blog are:
1) Providing my perspective on today's water and related issues, regardless of where they may be - the Pacific Northwest, the rest of the USA, or the developing/developed world;
2) Illustrating the many facets of water - as a life-giver, commodity, resource, nuisance, weapon, vehicle for cooperation, instigator of conflict, subject matter for literature/art, etc.;
3) Soliciting and listening to your perspectives on water;
4) Satisfying my desire to be a "writer" (gees, I guess "blogger" is the proper term);
5) Educating and entertaining my readers (and myself!); and, above all
6) Stimulating thought and generating controversy (though never for its own sake!)
Again, thanks for visiting, and I hope you will return frequently.
Lots of work still to do!
And to think I fretted about having enough to blog about!
Just finished an interesting project: serving as Guest Editor of the upcoming 'Thirsty Planet' issue of Odyssey magazine. Now reading a book manuscript to pen a foreword. Developing a webinar series on IWRM. And teaching/advising some horribly bright students!
It never ends, but I don't want it to.
"Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits. " - Richard M. NIxon