Never thought this day would arrive, but it did, after 3,756 posts and over 1.1M page views.
Here was my first post on 7January 2007:
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
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.
"In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water.Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, there is nothing that can surpass it." -- Lao-tze, 6th century BC
My first substantive post was Terrorism and Ground Water (yes, I was a two-worder in those days)
I think I have done a pretty good job meeting my objectives. But I would like to do more analysis.
Sure has been a lot of water under the bridge or over the dam.
Quit? Not on your life - I'm having too much fun! Got miles to go before I sleep.
As you know I am a lover of aphorisms. It's hard to pick favorites but I will close with two of my long-time favorites:
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"We learn nothing from history except that we learn nothing from history." - Marcus Tullius Cicero