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I wish that for Earth Day, I could pen an uplifting story that shines a spotlight on all that is good with the environment…I really do.  But I’ve learned there comes a time when we must face reality. 

Our planet is wheezing from air pollution; it’s choking on plastics; our climate altering CO2 emissions are only increasing; amphibians and insects are dropping like flies (pun intended), wildfires and floods are now common much of the year.  On a world-wide scale, biological diversity is rapidly declining.

Seems I’m sticking to environmentally-minded quotes of the day; which was the original intent of this series.  Keep in mind I’m a fish, some would say a cynical one, but I see myself as a realist when it comes to describing your species with your quirky - and often troubling - behaviors.  And I have to keep reminding you what your scientific name – i.e., Homo sapiens – means.  It means “the wise or rational” ones!  Come on folks…get real; is that not the most egregious misnomer or what?     

Here’s an environmental quote of the day, and it’s a disturbing one.  It has to do with the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.  Seems few places on this planet are safe from habitat degradation from you humans.  This is a good example, particularly after Australians pledged a substantial amount of money to protect the ecologically important reef!

My good friend, the Don Quixote of Fish Biologists (a.k.a. DQ), felt alone one week ago today - Super Bowl Sunday.  He lives in a remote Alaska Village, and many of his friends were glued to their gigantic screens watching – what else?  You guessed it, Super Bowl LIII.

the sense of growing panic, the feeling that gibberish is being passed off as coherent conversation, the fear that the world is engaged in meaningless discourse masquerading as meaningful exchange— these are the blurry states individuals with ADD negotiate everyday [sic].” 

Dr. Ned Hallowell in Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood.

the sense of growing panic, the feeling that gibberish is being passed off as coherent conversation, the fear that the world is engaged in meaningless discourse masquerading as meaningful exchange— these are the blurry states individuals with ADD negotiate everyday [sic].” 

Dr. Ned Hallowell in Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood.

“the sense of growing panic, the feeling that gibberish is being passed off as coherent conversation, the fear that the world is engaged in meaningless discourse masquerading as meaningful exchange— these are the blurry states individuals with ADD negotiate everyday [sic].” 

Dr. Ned Hallowell in Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood.

the sense of growing panic, the feeling that gibberish is being passed off as coherent conversation, the fear that the world is engaged in meaningless discourse masquerading as meaningful exchange— these are the blurry states individuals with ADD negotiate everyday [sic].” 

Dr. Ned Hallowell in Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood.

“the sense of growing panic, the feeling that gibberish is being passed off as coherent conversation, the fear that the world is engaged in meaningless discourse masquerading as meaningful exchange— these are the blurry states individuals with ADD negotiate everyday [sic].” 

Dr. Ned Hallowell in Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood.

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