PARENTS BROUGHT their children to an orchard planting party at a community green space recently. It was a unique idea since, although community gardens are fairly common, local orchards are scarce nowadays.
The kids were having fun digging into the dirt while the parents were feeling good about teaching their children some important environmental values.
The young trees were spindly and bare and the shrubbery was rather tiny.
But we all knew that if planted right the foliage would bear good fruit one day.
Tree planting is a key to combating global warming and thoughtful parents wanted to set a good example for their children. They also no doubt taught them that bridges are better than walls and that kindness is better than bullying. So, on reflection, I don't know how to explain the results of the very long and agonizing American election. The protesters now marching peacefully have my respect because sometimes you just have to dig in and fight for what's right.